Nitro Studios Showcases Upcoming Kart Racing Game KartRider Drift

The upcoming kart racer features multiple game modes and deep kart and character customization.


Nitro Studios has unveiled a closer look at its upcoming free-to-play part game KartRider Drift. Showcased at GameSpot's Swipe Showcase, KartRider Drift is a kart racer that pairs vivid graphics with "drift-fueled racing action." The game is scheduled to release on iOS, Android, and PC via Steam and the Nexon launcher later this year.

The next entry in Korea's popular KartRider series, KartRider Drift is the most tailored of the series, "allowing players to transform their rides to reflect their inner racing persona." Players will have the option to fine-tune and tinker their karts to create a one-of-a-kind kart that matches their personality straight away. Once your kart is customized and ready-to-go, you can partake in three game modes: Speed mode, Item mode, and Custom Race mode.

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In Speed mode, racers can test their grit against other competitors in standard races. Item mode will be familiar to fans of Mario Kart, as it allows players to pick up a wide variety of usable items that can be used to attack other racers as well as defend your own kart. Lastly, Custom Race mode gives players the option to set their own terms and challenge their friends in custom matches.

Perhaps most exciting of all, KartRider Drift promises cross-platform and cross-progression play without any limitations or paywalls. However, the online multiplayer game will still act as a live-service title, offering players new karts, characters, tracks, and seasonal content drops.

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