A new Grand Prix is heading to Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on November 9. The free Nitro Circus update includes a new track, game mode, characters, karts, cosmetic items, and more.
Koala Carnival is a new track helmed by circus strongman Koala Kong. It twists and turns through a death-defying Big Top that’s full of neon lights, hot air balloons, and vibrant colors. There’s also a new game mode in Local Arcade called Ring Rally, tasking you with nailing the perfect racing line in order to drive through each ring and earn the Nitro that will propel you to victory.
Meanwhile, Pasadena O’Possum and Ebenezer Von Clutch join the ranks of competitive racers in Nitro-Fueled, while the aforementioned Koala Kong headlines the battle pass-esque Nitro Gauge rewards set. Sticking with the circus theme, the Nitro Bumper Kart provides a new way to travel, and both the Pressuriser and Daredevil karts return from the original Crash Team Racing.
In terms of cosmetics, there are some new circus-themed skins, in case you ever wanted antagonist Doctor Neo Cortex to resemble The Joker. You can also outfit your karts with animated paint jobs for the first time, and if you manage to finish in the top five percent of the Grand Prix leaderboards, you’ll win the Champion Kart and Neon Circus signature decal.
Last but not least, heading into Adventure Mode and collecting all of the hidden Golden Eggs scattered across each hub world will unlock King Chicken for some royal poultry-themed racing.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was released back in June earlier this year. We gave it a score of 8/10 in our review, saying, “Simply put: This is a remaster done right. Nitro-Fueled maintains the spirit and rock-solid foundations of a childhood favorite while building on it and modernizing it where necessary–even if the handling might take a bit of getting used to. Adventure mode’s classic variant feels a little tough, but your first race on Roo’s Tubes or Sewer Speedway will bring a nostalgic grin to your face regardless. When the nostalgia fades, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled remains fun and engaging enough to keep you racing on with a smile on your face for much longer yet. It’s good to have Crash back.”