Warner Bros Entertainment announced details about Cars 3: Driven to Win, the upcoming game linked to the Cars 3 Disney film.
Cars 3: Driven to Win is a competitive racing game developed by newly re-opened Avalanche Software, featuring the movie’s cast in all new story line. Taking place after the final race shown in the movie, Cars 3: Driven to Win continues the story by introducing Jackson Storm, a new rival racer for Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez. The game features over 20 customizable characters from returning popular heroes to all new characters. Players can race through environments from the film, choosing from over 20 tracks across 13 different locations such as Radiator Springs and Florida International Speedway. With six different modes, characters can be enhanced through training and race proficiency tests, unlocking new modes, tracks, characters and more. Cars 3: Driven to Win promises an action-packed experience, featuring abilities such as drifting, driving backwards and side-bashing. Additionally, players will be able to experience the fun together through local split-screen multiplayer, allowing racers to cooperate or compete.
Avalanche Software is a game development studio originally formed in 1995. The company was acquired by Disney in 2005, spending the next 10 years developing a number of Disney-related titles, most notably Disney’s toy-to-life game Disney Infinity. By 2016, Disney discontinued Disney Infinity, closing down Avalanche Software along with their own Disney Interactive Studios. In January of this year, Warner Bros Entertainment announced the acquiring of Avalanche Software along with the company’s Octane engine software, the engine found in their upcoming Cars 3 title as well as in Disney Infinity along with Disney’s Toy Story 3 game released in 2010.
Cars 3: Driven to Win will launch on the same day the movie premieres, June 13, 2017. The game is currently available to pre-order and will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo Switch.