Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Smurfs Kart: Microids and IMPS Announce New Smurfs Racing Game for Nintendo Switch


Who will be the fastest Smurf in town?

Paris, June 27, 2022 – Following the Global Smurfs Day, publisher Microids and IMPS, the Smurfs world license holder, have unveiled the next game they are collaborating on, called Smurfs Kart! Discover the first visuals for this new dynamic racing game set in the colorful Smurfs’ universe. The game is being developed by Eden Games, well-known for its iconic racing games (Gear.Club Unlimited, Test Drive Unlimited, V-Rally…), and will launch on Nintendo Switch this Winter in digital and retail versions.

The news follows Microids and IMPS signing a major publishing deal for four new Smurfs video game adaptations in April 2021.. These games will explore different genres and will gradually launch over the next five years. Microid also previously released the game The Smurfs – Mission Vileaf.

It's time to heat up your engines!

Choose your Smurf – each one having their own kart and unique ability – and take part in wild races!

Start off strong, find shortcuts, use the right items at the right time to pass your opponents and become the village’s best kart driver!

Play solo or with friends and family, should you be a beginner or the most trained driver… get the pole position and show others who is the fastest Smurf of all time!

The news follows the announcement that The Smurfs NFTs are on the way.


Don’t smurf off your engines! More information about Smurfs Kart will be announced soon!

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About Microids

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Revolution Software, Pendulo Studios, Eden Games, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.
About Peyo, IMPS (International Merchandising Promotions & Services)

IMPS is the world license holder for The Smurfs. Ever since its establishment in 1984, IMPS has worked closely with its teams worldwide to develop with success many merchandising programs, retail operations, publishing activities, broadcasting offers, theme parks, shows, video games, online games, official Smurfs license soundtrack… All of which played a part in the global success of the franchise. IMPS is managed by Véronique Culliford, Pierre Culliford’s daughter, the Smurfs’s creator, better known by his pseudonym Peyo.

About Eden Games

Eden Games was founded in Lyon, France, in 1998, to develop one of the most successful game franchises on PlayStation systems: V-Rally. In 2000, the studio expanded its racing expertise with the development of Need For Speed: Porsche for EA. Eden Games experimented in other genres before returning to its roots with Test Drive Unlimited, the first massive open world racing game franchise. Eden Games today is an independent game studio managed by two of its original co-founders, David Nadal and Jean-Yves Geffroy. The studio is composed of both experienced veterans and highly talented young developers, all driven by the same passion for cars, high-end design and technology.


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Originally published: June 28, 2022.

Press release via Games Press; H/T: Level Up.

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