Disney Speedstorm was revealed at the start of the year, and we're excited to see more from it. When a new series emerges, this usually piques our interest and That's definitely the case for Disney Speedstorm.
Speedstorm is an arcade racer that's coming this year to both console and PC. So, what do we know so far? And what would we like to see from Speedstorm? We've got everything you need to know right here!
Latest news - Disney Speedstorm Classes
Not all Disney characters are created equal and there are some classes which racers fall into. We initially had Trickster and Brawler both confirmed, with two more confirmed later on.
Speedster and Defender also got confirmed last month. We explain what all of these classes mean in our full classes article right here!
Disney have teamed up with Gameloft, the team behind huge mobile games like Asphalt, to make Speedstorm. Gameloft have mainly produced mobile games during their time, but that will change this year.
Disney describes Speedstorm as "a hero-based combat racing game featuring iconic Disney and Pixar heroes and villains". That's a great way to describe this game and what's more, the worlds of these characters will be playable as race tracks.
We can also see that there will be a power-up system in the game. What power-ups will be available isn't clear, but from what we can see from screenshots, there is a shield, attacking sword, boost, and some sort of aggressive orange distortion area.
Each character also has "unique skills" which can have a great income on the outcome of each race. Speedstorm has been confirmed to have online and local multiplayer modes. Crossplay is enabled too, so this will be great to play with friends whichever console they have.
Speedstorm will also be available on PC via the Steam and Epic Games Stores. You can wishlist Speedstorm now via both PC stores. As for its price, Disney Speedstorm will be free-to-play on all systems.
If there's one company that owns a lot of intellectual property, it's Disney. Not only do Disney characters fall under its umbrella, but those from Pixar, Fox, Marvel, and Star Wars as well.
So, it makes sense for Disney to take full advantage of this for Speedstorm.
Monsters Inc. is one of the most beloved Pixar series out there. We knew that Sulley would be in the game, but the latest trailer has revealed a lot more than that.
Not only will Sulley's partner Mike be in Speedstorm, but also Randall and Celia.
Interestingly, there are no Star Wars, Fox nor Marvel characters in that list, but that could change later on. Although, there's no mention of these joining the party, having the likes of The Avengers and The Simpsons in Speedstorm would be massive from a sales perspective.
There are a lot of characters already confirmed for Speedstorm. You can check all of these out in our Disney Speedstorm characters article!
Just like the characters, Disney has a lot to choose from when it comes to circuits and worlds to use for Speedstorm. So far, we've had worlds from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Monster Inc, Jungle Book and Mulan all mentioned by name.
Is this Disney's first foray into racing games?
No, far from it. When we think of Disney games, the first series that comes to mind is usually Kingdom Hearts. This classic RPG series was huge in the 2000s, but it's not a racing title. However, Disney did put their name to an excellent racer from the PS3/360 era.
Split/Second: Velocity was one of the most underrated and underappreciated games of this generation. The title was a commercial flop, and a sequel was cancelled, but critics and those that did play it loved the title.