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The new racer, simply named Steamboat Mickey, was announced by Disney’s official fan club D23, which tweeted artwork of the black-and-white character.
“Disney Speedstorm sees a new racer whistle onto the track this summer,” the tweet reads.
Although the tweet doesn’t say so in the text, the accompanying image confirms that Steamboat Mickey will feature as part of the game’s second season of content.
Disney Speedstorm launched on Tuesday and its first season is set to end on 5 June, meaning Season 2 will start in early June and last through the rest of the summer.
The game’s first season has a Monsters Inc theme, and adds a track based on the first movie as well as four characters from the series – Mike, Sulley, Celia and Randall.
The game is set to go free-to-play in the future but is currently in an Early Access period. Players can only access the game by buying one of three Founder’s Packs, which range in price from $30 to $70.
VGC’s Disney Speedstorm review says the game is “a brilliant kart racer” but notes that its service game structure may not be to all players’ tastes.
“On the track, Disney Speedstorm is a fantastic karting game with great handling and a host of unique features to set it aside from generic Mario Kart clones,” we said.
“It’s very much a live service game at its core, though, so players not willing to put in the time (or the money) may not find it compatible with their gaming habits.”