Disney may be dominating the animated movie landscape, but DreamWorks has a bunch of their own beloved animated properties from Shrek to Trolls; and just like Disney, they’ve decided to take their beloved IP and mash them all into a kart racing game.
Here’s the first look at gameplay for DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing:
An all-star cast of some of your favorite DreamWorks characters brings the fun and hilarity to high-speed kart racing action like never before! Race on 20 different DreamWorks-themed tracks, including Shrek’s Swamp, New York City Zoo from Madagascar, Isle of Berk, and more! 20 of the most iconic DreamWorks characters: Shrek, Po, Tigress, Puss in Boots, Hiccup, Astrid, Boss Baby, and other top favorites all come together in a kart racing experience like no other.
If an IP didn’t go the kart-racing route—like Disney with Disney Speedstorm—they usually go for a Smash Bros. clone like Nickelodeon did with their All-Star Brawler or WB with Multiversus. I guess you really can’t fault DreamWorks for trying to mine something out of their valuable IP; it may take a while to develop a full movie or a solo game, but with kart racing clones they can probably entice multiple fandoms to check out the game with several characters involved. Plus, they can save on the pre-development as kart racers and Smash clones already have specific formulas on how they work with just a few tweaks expected here and there.
We don’t know how DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing will last over time, but it should keep Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon fans interested as they wait for the next movies to come down the line in the next few years.
DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing is set to launch on Nov. 3.