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Garfield Kart: Furious Racing is purring onto PC this November

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When he's not slurping lasagne and delivering caustic bon mots, Garfield is a kart racer. Or at least, that must be the case, because Garfield Kart: Furious Racing is a new karting game set to release for PC this November. Not only that, it's the sequel to a Garfield karting game that released back in 2013.

It may seem weird that there's a Garfield karting game, and it may seem weirder still that there's going to be another one. But remember: it was only last month that people were weirdly salivating over a Crash Bandicoot kart racing game, and Sonic recently got another one too. There's a Nickelodeon kart racer, a Cars kart racer, a Muppets kart racer... must I list them all? If you've got a mascot or an iconic creature, you make a kart racer for it, it's as simple as that. I respect that there's going to be a new Garfield kart racer. I think it's a good idea.

Garfield Kart: Furious Racing will feature 16 tracks, and it'll support up to 8 players online or 4 locally. The game modes range Grand Prix, Single Race and Time Trial, and there are eight "iconic" characters to choose from: Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, Arlene, Liz, Harry and Squeak. Each character and kart has its own "characteristics and unique driving style", so there will be consequences for your selections.

The game releases November 7 on Steam. No trailer as yet, but there's a selection of screenshots below.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.