Upcoming free-to-play racer Disney Speedstorm has revealed a brand new character today and, given its choice, it looks like Disney thought Baloo needed a friend.

Mowgli — the young protagonist from the 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book — will join his big bear friend on the racetrack when the game hits Switch later this year.

The Gameloft-developed racer already has a pretty solid line-up of Disney and Pixar kart drivers ready to burn rubber, from Captain Jack Sparrow, Sulley, Mulan, Mickey Mouse, the Beast, and Elizabeth Swan, among others.

Sporting arcade-like racing and local and remote multiplayer, Gameloft is hoping to capitalise on Disney's popularity. Perhaps we'll be getting some Star Wars or Marvel characters?

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