If the world were a better, more harmonious and more logical place, every successful entertainment series would have its own kart racer. Every now and then we catch a glimpse of this beautiful ideal: there was a James Bond kart racer. There was a Muppets kart racer. But what if there was a Resident Evil kart racer, or a Firewatch kart racer, or – dare you dream – a Bloodborne kart racer? Well, as far as the latter is concerned: it’s happening, as a fan project.
Lilith Walther, one of the creators of the recent and brilliant Bloodborne PS1 Demake, announced Bloodborne Kart on Twitter earlier today. It’s not just a joke like PS1 demake trailers usually are. Bloodborne Kart is real.
Well, it started as a joke. Walther posted some images on Twitter in April 2021, as an April Fool’s joke. But as far as I know, March is not a month to fool around, and by the way, Walther writes on Twitter that “It’s happening, #BloodborneKart is real and will come out once it’s done!”
Here’s that 2021 footage, for your viewing pleasure:
Today’s #BloodbornePSX is an announcement that the project is CANCELLED and that we are making #BloodborneKART instead, check it out! pic.twitter.com/qzq6QCqC5hApril 1, 2021
Given how substantial the Bloodborne PS1 demake was, I have high hopes that Bloodborne Kart will be brilliant. Either way, it’s high time the inhabitants of the bleak game worlds of From Software learned to settle their differences nonviolently. But the mind wanders to the possibilities: Racing against Father Gascoigne would be fun, but what about burning around Yarnham with Rom, The Vacuous Spider on your tail? Terrifying, and undoubtedly cute.