Press Release


All-new tutorials, skins, karts and special rewards will be available for players on Xbox, PC and, for the first time ever, PlayStation 4 on Dec. 9
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

SEOUL – Nov. 23, 2021 – The latest kart-racing craze KartRider Drift is entering its third Closed Beta Testing period “Test Drive” on Thursday, Dec. 9 (00:00 UTC), bringing with it a wave of exclusive rewards and new content. Eager racers can register now through Wednesday, Dec. 8 (14:59 UTC) to participate in the limited-time Beta as well as the Racer Name Creation Event on Xbox, PC and, for the very first time, PlayStation 4.
KartRider Drift is the latest free-to-play arcade racing game from publisher Nexon. During the upcoming “Test Drive” period, players worldwide will have the opportunity to race against once another and experience the drift-fueled multi-player action. Racers on PC using Nexon’s launcher or Steam will also be able to enjoy cross-platform features.
During the “Test Drive” period, players can expect the following new content:

  • Driving assistance system
  • Tutorials and license systems
  • New characters, skins and karts, including Neo, Rex and Marid

To celebrate the upcoming Closed Beta period, all participants who log into the game and create a racer name will receive a “Pit Chief Brodi” costume which will be sent to their Nexon account at the official launch. Players can join in the action from Thursday, Dec. 9 (00:00 UTC) through Wednesday, Dec. 15 (13:00 UTC). Racers on Xbox One and PS4 must link their Nexon account to participate.

KartRider: Drift is an upcoming multiplayer kart racing party game, taking inspiration from earlier titles in the franchise, delivering drift-fueled racing action and featuring multiple game modes and deep player-created kart and character customization. KartRider: Drift offers free-to-play online cross-platform play and progression to challenge friends.
KartRider Drift boasts multiple features that deliver exciting racing gameplay, such as:
  • Awesome Game Modes – Players can test their grit in the Speed Mode, Item Mode, Solo Mode and Team Mode game variants
  • Crisp GraphicsKartRider Drift delivers bright and colorful graphics directly to Xbox and PC players’ screens
  • Full Customization – Almost every item can be customized to fit each players’ individual style, including Wraps, Parts, Character Skins and Emotes

The latest trailer and press assets for KartRider Drift Closed Beta “Test Drive” can be found below:
Assets | Trailer
For more information about KartRider Drift, fans can visit the official website.
About NEXON Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 50 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider and Dungeon&Fighter.
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Press Contacts for Nexon Co. Ltd.:
Monica Pontrelli/Tara Edwards
Wonacott Communications, LLC
[email protected]

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