Sumo Leamington, in partnership with publisher Secret Mode, has announced the launch of its first Steam Playtest for the forthcoming 60-player kart racing game, Stampede: Racing Royale. The Playtest is set to run from July 27 until midnight BST on July 31.
Stampede: Racing Royale promises to be the “wildest racing event in existence”, with the inaugural playtest providing racing fans an exciting opportunity to experience the action firsthand.
Players will have the chance to demonstrate their racing prowess across eight different tracks and a battle arena, all while striving for that coveted podium finish.
The game offers not only adrenaline-pumping racing but also the chance for racers to express their individuality. With over 50 customization options available, players will be able to distinguish themselves from the herd and make their mark on the racetrack.
It is important to note that the game’s first Playtest does contain work-in-progress content.
Sumo Leamington is encouraging player feedback to help shape the future of the game. As the developers gear up for an Early Access release later in 2023, they’re keen to glean insights from the Playtest to enhance the game’s features and mechanics.
However, players should be aware that progression and unlocks will not be transferred to future Playtests or Early Access.
Stampede: Racing Royale offers a unique and thrilling twist to kart racing. It pits 60 players against one another across three-round eliminator events, culminating in a high-stakes finale to crown the winner.
The Rounds include Stampede Races, featuring classic karting action on inventively outrageous circuits, and Stampede Battles, where competitors are thrust into power-up laden arenas to fight their way to victory.
An engaging collect and customize feature allows players to unlock new vehicles and endless customization options. Players can personalize their kart with custom paints and stickers and can ensure their character stands out from the crowd with the most stylish outfits.
In addition to racing, Stampede: Racing Royale offers a lively 24/7 world for players to be part of, with Seasons, Events, Challenges, and much more. The game environment is constantly evolving, with new rewards always within reach.
Players can also start or join a party to experience the chaotic action of Stampede: Racing Royale with friends and family, adding to the fun and excitement.
The first Playtest of Stampede: Racing Royale is available on Steam right now and runs until midnight BST on July 31. The game is slated to launch on Steam Early Access later in 2023.