DreamWorks Animation all-stars Shrek, Puss in Boots, Boss Baby, Hiccup and a slew of trolls are getting the Mario Kart treatment for a new game coming soon: DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing. The crossover kart racer will span two decades of the DreamWorks film catalog and will take on characters from the films “Shrek” and “How to Train Your Dragon”. megamind And The Bad Boys.
DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing wants to spice up the kart racing genre with a few twists: Magic switches on racetracks can be flipped to reveal hidden shortcuts, and DreamWorks Animation’s trolls ride with the racers and come with power-ups and “special surprises,” according to publisher GameMill Entertainment.
The extended Shrek family is heavily represented in DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing; The eponymous ogre, his ogre wife Fiona, Donkey and Puss in Boots are all playable racers. wolf out Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is also playable, but one of two characters exclusive to a digital deluxe version of the game (the other being Master Oogway from Kung Fu Panda). Each character will have their own kart – Shreks looks all swampy, Fionas is inspired by onions and Donkeys is modeled after the mother of his children – which can be upgraded with cosmetics and other customizations.
Other confirmed racers include Po, Tigress, and Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda; Astrid from How to train your dragon made easy; megamind; and Mr. Wolf out The Bad Boys
This is far from DreamWorks’ first foray into kart racing. DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing stands on the shoulders of 2006 Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing2009 Madagascar Kartzand 2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartzall with a runnable Shrek.
DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X later this year. It costs $39.99 (or $49.99 for the digital deluxe version above). The game features online racing for 8 players and local split-screen multiplayer for 4 players.
In addition to DreamWorks All-Star Kart RacingDreamWorks’ Trolls also come in a separate game, DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue. Developed by Petit Factory, Trolls Remix Rescue is a 3D platformer where players must save the Troll Kingdom from “a melodic mastermind who seeks to change the Trolls’ musical harmony forever,” according to a GameMill announcement.
In the new platform game The Trolls, players like Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond will star, but players can also create their own troll. Players can wiggle their troll’s hair back and forth using “Hair-Jitsu” – apparently an advanced troll martial art that also grants them the ability to fly like a helicopter, grab and smash objects, and basically anything else an action platformer requires.
GameMill has not announced a release date or platforms DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue, but costs $49.99. Here’s a look at the game that has something colorful about it Sackboy: A great adventure vibrations.