Update: It looks like DreamWorks All-Star Kart is pegged for release on October 24th, 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
DreamWorks, along with developer Bamtang Games and publisher GameMill Entertainment, have announced a brand-new kart racing game starring a roster of iconic DreamWorks characters, including a long-awaited return to the realm of video games for none other than Shrek.
The game will feature recognisable animated personalities from films like Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda, Boss Baby, How to Train Your Dragon and more with Trolls seemingly standing in as assists of some kind.
Shrek stars in DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing, coming later this year for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. pic.twitter.com/Lz1TweEznj
Here’s what the publisher has shared about the same so far:
“Twenty of the most iconic DreamWorks Animation characters take the wheel in the fast-paced world of kart racing in DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing! Shift, drift and jump at high speeds across a variety of fantastical tracks inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s many fan-favourite films. Blaze past the competition in fun and hilarious action for players of all ages with solo as well as online and local split-screen multiplayer modes.”
All-Star Racing Roster – Hit the kartway with 20 fan-favourite DreamWorks Animation characters, including Shrek, Po, Tigress, Boss Baby, Puss in Boots, Hiccup, Astrid and many more!
20 Awesome Karts – Each character boasts their own uniquely styled kart to race. Players can put their own twist on each ride with hundreds of customisable parts and accessory combinations.
Race Through Iconic Locations – Players will be transported into fantastical worlds as they traverse through tracks inspired by locations from beloved DreamWorks Animation films including: The Kingdom of Far Far Away from Shrek, Bergen town from Trolls, Spirit Realm from Kung Fu Panda, Baby Corp from The Boss Baby, New York City Zoo from Madagascar, and many more!?
Harness the Power of Magic Paths – Players can hit magical switches on the track to uncover hidden shortcuts. They can extend these magical paths by hitting more switches in series!
Trolls Join the Crew – Poppy, Branch, Barb, Cooper and others from the colourful world of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls are players’ rockin’ hosts for each race, helping out with their power-up potential. Players can collect Trolls to ride along with them throughout each race for special surprises!
Compete in a Variety of Game Modes – Players will be able to feel the excitement in Free Race, Cups, Challenge, or Time Trial game modes, and take on family and friends in eight-person online and four-player local split-screen multiplayer action.