We'll be honest, it's a bit of a surprise to see a third entry in this budget kart racing series. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway was announced back in July, and looks to be the most robust iteration so far. It's not looking too shabby in this brand new gameplay trailer.

The game is set to feature more than 40 characters from numerous Nick shows including enduring icons like SpongeBob SquarePants, older favourites like Hey Arnold!, and more modern cartoons such as The Loud House. You can see plenty of others in the video, confirming characters from Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, TMNT, Avatar, and more.

The best bit, really, is that each character will have voice lines. Instead of racing in silence, the competitors will emote during the action, which is something the previous two games didn't manage. The racing itself looks just fine, so hopefully we have a reasonably decent arcade racer on our hands. We'll know for sure on 7th October, when the game releases for PS5 and PS4.

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