Inside Out 2 coming to Disney Speedstorm for Season 8

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Gameloft has confirmed that Season 8 of Disney Speedstorm will be inspired by upcoming Pixar sequel, Inside Out 2. Not only that, this new season has been dated for next week, launching on June 13, 2024, on all available platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.

Each new season in Disney Speedstorm brings with it new playable racers and tracks, as well as a battle pass refresh. In Season 8 – dubbed Journey of Emotions – fans of the free-to-play racer can expect a glut of new content based on Inside Out 2, which hits cinemas on June 14, 2024.

First up, we have 5 new unlockable characters including Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. Gameloft is teasing that we’ll also see 2 mystery racers appear mid-season. The last mystery racer to join Disney Speedstorm was Kermit the Frog from the Muppets. Journey of Emotions will also introduce a cluster of new tracks to the game as well as Crew Members, secondary characters that can be equipped to racers to increase both their base stats and the effectiveness of power-ups.

For long-time fans of the Disney kart racer, there’s even more exciting news. With Season 8 comes a new “Team Battle” game mode which should hopefully introduce a new dynamic and give characters with support-focused abilities some much-needed time under the spotlight. Gameloft will also be making changes to ranked play, saying that “Ranked Races will see major improvements designed to make the competitive Disney Speedstorm experience more rewarding for all players. A new Player Rank progression and reward system will work alongside the current individual racer and progression paths, giving players even more opportunities to unlock exciting rewards.”

Disney Speedstorm originally launched in 2023 and received a slew of seasonal updates, adding various Disney characters and circuits. The latest season – Sugar Rush – is currently live with a spread of new Wreck-It-Ralph content. In our recent Disney Speedstorm review, we scored it a 7/10, saying that:

“Despite being drenched in familiar IP, Disney Speedstorm isn’t the kind of idle kart racing shovelware older gamers grew up with. There’s a clear reverence for the characters it features and their fantastical worlds, evidenced by the passion in Speedstorm’s art direction and soundscape. When coupled with Gameloft’s previous racing hits, the result is something that caters for casual gamers and genre die-hards alike. Just beware that whilethis virtual Disneyland-on-wheels is free, some of its main attractions come at a cost, whether spending time grinding away in queues to meet your favourite Disney mascots, or paying cash for that VIP fast-track.”

You can download the game now on PC, mobile, and all major consoles, complete with crossplay.

Source: Press Release

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