Developer Sumo Leamington and publisher Secret Mode have announced the upcoming release of Stampede: Racing Royale, a free-to-play 60-player battle royale kart racer arriving on PC via Steam Early Access in 2023, with console versions planned as well.
Mario Kart meets Fall Guys
Stampede: Racing Royale pits 60 players against one another in three-round elimination matches, with the winner being determined in a high-stakes finale. Multiple maps and gameplay styles will be featured: Stampede Battles, where contestants are imprisoned in power-up-laden arenas to fight their way to victory, and Stampede Races, which feature classic karting action on crazily innovative courses against up to 59 other opponents.
“Racing games have been at the core of Sumo Digital since the company was founded 20 years ago, from Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast to the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series, and co-development on Forza Horizon 5,” says Paul Hollywood, Development Director at Sumo Leamington. “Sumo Leamington is a new studio filled with veterans of racing game development. Our debut title, Stampede: Racing Royale, proudly adds to Sumo Digital’s heritage with an innovative new take on the karting genre.”
Beta Testing and Release
Stampede: Racing Royale is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in 2023. Interested players can now register for Steam Playtests taking place this Summer (follow link below). Stampede: Racing Royale is also coming to consoles.