Did You Know Arc System Works Make Kart Racers As Well?

By Ishaan . July 28, 2013 . 9:30am



Arc System Works don’t just make BlazBlue—they’re also a heavy supporter of the Nintendo eShop, and often use it to dabble in other genres such as puzzle games, sports games, visual novels and… kart racers.


Family Kart 3D is actually Arc System Works’ second kart racing game. The first was Family Go-Kart Racing, which they release for WiiWare back in 2010. The new game, however, is for the Nintendo eShop for 3DS, and has three modes—Grand Prix, Free Play and Time Mode. Spread across three difficulties are eight playable karts and 12 courses.


Arc System Works also took a cue from Mario Kart 7 and tossed a first-person mode into the game, which you can switch to during a race. Unlike Mario Kart 7, however, Family Kart 3D has no online multiplayer. On the up-side, the game costs $4.99.


Family Kart 3D will be released on August 1st in North America, with other territories to follow.


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  • XypherCode

    Looks fun, but too much Mario Kart-like elements.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      I’d buy it if they had local co op with double dash esque elements

  • looks like fun but the character design in my opinion dont suit the kart genre very well, maybe they shoulda made blazblue characters racing, can you imagine hakumen in a kart?

  • Astraye

    What visual novel they have made ?

    • Sim

      Xblaze Code Embryo which is a prequel to blazblue set 150 year earlier.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Master System Double Dragon Quick any one know who made it?

    First Arc Systems works game was The master system port of Double Dragon.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    Sunday = Slow News Day

  • Just Tim

    I wonder when will AS-Dub make a Kart Racer with Guilty Gear, Blazblue, Battle Fantasia, Hoshigami, Super Hotblooded Dodgeball characters, to name a few.

    Just imagine Jin Kisaragi…

  • Derek E Nay

    I remember picking up the Family Games on the Wii for me and the ex fiance. Cheap and fun for the price.

  • CobbleCake

    Where do the sound effects come from? The boosting sound effect is in like every doujin game.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Looks like a fun, cheap alternative to Mario kart.

  • MrJechgo

    ASW Grand Prix: Guilty Gear x BlazBlue x Battle Fantasia x Arcana Heart x Cyber Spin
    DO IT, DO IT NOW! :D
    No, seriously, a “kart” racing crossover game with various ASW characters would rock! (I quoted “kart” because I would like the vehicles to be actual racing cars, not go-karts, similar to Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing where there are racecars, motorcycles and such)

  • NogiNog

    That is the most business casual cast I have ever seen!

  • How did they make the video tall like that?

  • I can see this being made into a corny OVA series.

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