More details have been revealed for the upcoming Final Fantasy spin-off and Nintendo Switch karting exclusive Chocobo GP – with seasonal content and a free-to-play version the standout features.
The kart racing title by Square Enix will feature Final Fantasy characters and themed environments, online multiplayer, and now seasons.
Chocobo GP Mode and Prize Pass
Sounding very much like the MotorPass structure in The Crew 2, or the Podium Pass in F1 2021, seasons in Chocobo GP will see players join a 64-player bracket-style online tournament called ‘Chocobo GP Mode’.
Lasting around two months, each season will offer up rewards, should you play the game enough to unlock them. There will be a free tier of rewards, and an option paid tier called the ‘Prize Pass’ for additional items.
This features an in-game currency, Gil, which can be used to purchase items in the Gil Shop.
For Season One, all players will receive a tempting bonus, providing enough funds to purchase final Fantasy VII’s Cloud as a level reward of the first Prize Pass.
Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall will be available from the Gil Shop during this time.
Chocobo GP Lite
Alongside the main, paid-for, release both digitally and physically, a free-to-play version of the game called Chocobo GP Lite will also launch.
It features a reduced number of characters, limited online multiplayer options and for local multiplayer, the inability to host sessions. But, you will be able to play and enjoy the game and then upgrade at a later date to the full version for a fee.
You can partake in the aforementioned online ‘GP’ mode for seasonal content, and the Story Mode Prologue is included.
Pre-orders now available
Chocobo GP and Chocobo GP Lite are available to pre-order now via the Nintendo eShop for the Switch and will be released on 10th March 2022.