Garfield may be best known for his laziness and love of lasagna, but he’ll soon become active in a kart racer again this fall. Thanks to developer Artefacts Studio and publisher Microïds (Blacksad: Under the Skin), Garfield Kart: Furious Racing will land on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and Xbox One in November 2019. The racer is slated to arrive in North America on November 5th. Meanwhile, regions in Europe will get a hold of Garfield’s next adventure a couple of days later on November 7th. For now, it seems as though pricing details remain under wraps.
Garfield Kart: Furious Racing will pack in plenty of content. For starters, local co-op with up to four players will be available in a split-screen mode. Online multiplayer, on the other hand, will feature up to eight players. When online, every player can assume the role of a different character if they so choose, as Furious Racing’s roster includes eight characters. The game’s roster is as follows: Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, Arlene, Liz, Harry, and Squeak.
The world of Garfield will also be represented fairly well, courtesy of the game’s 16 tracks. Each of the circuits will take inspiration from the character’s lengthy history, including environments such as Palerock Lake and Pastacosi Factory. Players can venture across these 16 tracks in three different game modes: Grand Prix, Single Race, and Time Trial. In addition, the racer will feature nine attack and defense bonuses, none of which have been shown off just yet.
A trailer for the title has yet to go live, but Microïds did post a few screenshots in its announcement of the racer on Twitter. Get a brief look at Garfield Kart: Furious Racing in the post below:
Garfield is back in a crazy racing game
Garfield Kart Furious Racing will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam on 7 November in Europe and on 5 November in the United States.#GarfieldKartFuriousRacing pic.twitter.com/1YSObKmca4
— Microids #Gamescom2019 (@Microids_off) July 30, 2019
Interestingly, this title is a sequel to Garfield Kart, another kart racer developed by Artefacts Studio in 2013. It only saw releases on iOS, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam.
[Source: Microids on Twitter via Gematsu]