The holidays are right around the corner and recently, I was invited by Outright Games, the leading global publisher of kids videogames, to their digital holiday preview event. During this preview event, I was able to remotely go hands-on with some of the biggest kids videogames coming out this holiday season from blockbuster kids franchises such as The Addams Family, Peppa Pig, Fast & Furious Spy Racers and PJ Mask.

I’ve written up a brief description and made a video on each of the games that includes the platforms the games are coming to, release dates, key features and the age range for each of the games.

Outright GamesFast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Stadia
Release Date: November 5, 2021
Developers: 3D Clouds
Publishers: Outright Games
Genre: Racing
Modes: Single player, multiplayer (1-2 couch co-op and up to 6 players online)
Age Range: 6 years old and up

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R is the first video game inspired by the popular Netflix original series. The game features tracks set in five different locations including Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and the Sahara Desert. Spy Racers contains a story mode where the Spy Racers team must stop the elite criminal racing gang SH1FT3R from winning the ultimate cutting-edge vehicle that will cause chaos in the wrong hands.

You play and race as the series favourite characters including Tony Toretto, Echo, Cisco and Layla Gray. And, you can even race as the notorious SH1FT3R gang including Shashi Dar, Moray, Rafaela Moreno, and more. Moreover, Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R features local split-screen multiplayer races for up to two players and online multiplayer for up to six players.

Key features:

  • Race as fan-favourite Spy Racers characters or even as the notorious SH1FT3R gang during multiplayer mode. Use innovative gadgets to gain the upper hand and tear up the tracks in a globe-trotting tournament in story mode, couch co-op, or online multiplayer.
  • Customize vehicles with unlockable skins and race against online opponents, AI-controlled drivers and friends with couch co-op and online multiplayer.
  • Armed with 15 spy gear weapons inspired by the Netflix original series, the Spy Racers need to blast past rivals to earn victory

Pre-orders for Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

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Blaze and the Monster Machines

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia
Release Date: October 16, 2021
Developers: 3D Clouds
Publishers: Outright Games
Genre: Kart Racer
Modes: Single player, multiplayer (local, up-to 4 players)
Age Range: 3 years old and up

Get ready to race with Blaze and his monster machine friends in Blaze and the Monster Machines. Blaze’s world comes to life from Axle City’s colourful streets to the awesome Monster Dome stunt track in this fun-filled game. Players can take control of their favourite characters from the TV series including Blaze, Pickle, Darington, Zeg, Starla, Stripes and even cheating Crusher!

You can boost, drift, jump and pull off stunts with ease. You can even power-up with the Wrench to activate your character’s unique skill.  and outsmart the competition. Customize Blaze and his friends in the garage. And with STEM education features, plus accessible control options like Auto-Drive Helper, Blaze and the Monster Machines allow younger players to race for glory.

Features:

  • Play as your favourite characters from the TV show including Starla, Pickle and Crusher
  • Local 4-player split-screen mode
  • Power up with speed boosts, upgrades and unique character abilities
  • Autodrive with optional simple controls for younger players

Pre-orders for Blaze and the Monster Machines are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

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My Friend Peppa Pig

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia
Release Date: October 22, 2021
Developers: Petoons Studio
Publishers: Outright Games
Genre: Interactive story driven game
Modes: Single player
Age Range: 3 years old and up

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be Peppa Pig’s new friend, you are in luck! In My Friend Peppa Pig you play as Peppa Pig’s new friend. You’ll create and dress your character, ring Peppa’s doorbell and begin a story that is all up to you.

During the game, Peppa suggests activities everywhere you go. Help Daddy Pig find his glasses, follow the animal tracks in the Forest, splash in muddy puddles and more! From my hands-on experience with the game, it feels like you are playing an episode of the TV show.

Features:

  • Choose and dress your character
  • Play with Peppa and Learn and adventure with your new friend
  • Explore the world by visiting the Beach, the Forest, Potato City and beyond
  • Make friends with your favourite Peppa Pig characters
  • Star in your own unique Peppa Pig story

Pre-orders for My Friend Peppa Pig are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

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PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Developers: Petoons Studio
Publishers: Outright Games
Genre: 3D Action Adventure Side-Scroller
Modes: Single player
Age Range: 3 years old and up

The hit computer-animated superhero children’s TV show PJ Masks is getting its very own videogame. In PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night you can play as Catboy, Owlette or Gekko where you use your superpowers to stop the night-time baddies. You’ll explore eight PJ Masks locations, from Mystery Mountain all the way to the Moon! Discover a world of friendship, teamwork and hidden collectibles.

Features:

  • Play as Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko
  • Visit 8 familiar PJ Masks locations
  • Use controls designed for little heroes
  • Save the day from Romeo, Luna Girl, Night Ninja and more
  • Find lots of cool hidden items.

Pre-orders for PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

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The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Developers: PHL Collective
Publishers: Outright Games
Genre: Family Multiplayer
Modes: Single player, multiplayer (local, up-to 4 players)
Age Range: 7 years old and up

In The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem you must help Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez and Morticia save the Addams Family Mansion. With up to four players, you’ll explore the mansion and uncover its hair-raising secrets and save it from an unexpected threat.

Each of the iconic characters have special abilities that will help you to explore the house, solve puzzles and find lost relics. In addition, The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem features competitive minigames that are fully unlocked from the very beginning of the game. In fact, you and your family can bump and jump over each other by going to the minigames from the main menu.

Features:

  • An original story based on the hit animated movie
  • Piece together the exciting history of the Addams Family Mansion in a 3D platforming adventure
  • Competitive minigames that are fully unlocked from the start of the game
  • Explore the Addams Mansion alone, or with up to 4 players on the same screen

Pre-orders for The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

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A wonderful assortment of kids videogames from Outright Games coming this holiday season

As you can see, when it comes to kids videogames, Outright Games has got a game for kids of all ages. I truly had a great time previewing their holiday line up. My favourite game was The Addams Family Mansion Mayhem. With four player local co-op and a whole mode dedicated to minigames, I can see my family and I spending countless hours playing.

Let me know in the comments section below if you have any questions about these games and I’ll do my best to answer.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic to see more kids’ games coming this year, especially to Stadia! I know my kids would love a few of these, especially PJ Masks and Peppa Pig. I myself am very interested in the Addams Family game. Thank you for the informative article, Jon!

  2. Great to see all these children’s games coming out. I’m looking forward to the fast and furious game as the TV show is enjoyable. I also can’t wait to play some Peppa Pig!

    I wonder if someone at Microsoft made a mistake the other day as I was able to download Axel City racers for free on my Xbox lol. It’s a fun game and reminds me a lot of the things show with the little fun facts. Great for little kids I would say especially with the auto drive function.

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