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As we get closer to Disney Speedstorm’s release, new characters and tracks have been revealed for the new free-to-play racer featuring some of Disney and Pixar’s biggest franchises. During the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase at D23 2022, we got our first look at Monsters, Inc. characters and a track focusing on the movie coming to the game. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date yet, just a “coming soon” message at the end of the trailer.
While Sully was already playable in the game’s beta, he is joined by his good friend Mike Wazowski, Mike’s girlfriend Celia (who has not been seen since the original film) and his bitter rival, Randall. These inclusions make Monsters, Inc. to the most highly represented cast in the game to this point, although we very much expect more characters like Goofy and Minnie Mouse to join Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in the race in the future.
From what we can see from the pre-rendered footage and quick snippets of gameplay in the trailer, it looks like the track will start on the Scare Floor before moving into the Monsters, Inc. lobby. and walks through the hallways and door storage area. It also looks like you will travel between these doors to different areas of the human world, like the snowy Himalayas, from the movie.
In our hands-on preview from the beta version of Disney Speedstorm, we found the game to be a good time, although we were skeptical about how the finished product will look. It’s a free-to-play game that hasn’t been done in a high-profile way yet. Perhaps this game will be the first to really impress players and convince them that the microtransactions are worth the investment while not being a safe. Either way, they’re off to a great start by starring in many of our favorite movies growing up.