Gameloft shows off new stunning graphics of upcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne

June 12, 2013
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Asphalt8_1_645pxAll driving gameĀ aficionados will be pleased to hear that Gameloft is working on the next installmentĀ in the Asphalt series and the graphics look stunning!Ā Asphalt 8: Airborne, which is scheduled to be released this summer, includesĀ new maps, a new physics engine, and new weather effects. Dubbed “Airborne” because of theĀ off ramps that launch your car into the air for some spectacular stunts, the new game will only cost $0.99 when released!

The game will feature eight maps in total. Seven of these are completely new and includeĀ the Nevada desert, the city streets of London, the water-soaked streets of Tokyo and frozen tracks from Iceland. The eighth map is a revamped version of theĀ Monaco track from Asphalt 7, something that will please fans of the current installment.

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Asphalt 8 will also feature some heavy duty multiplayer optionsĀ includingĀ both synchronous and asynchronous modes. Takedown mode is returning and there are also two new multiplayer game modes called Gate Drift and Infected. In Gate Drift mode you challenge your friends in a ā€œdriftā€ race through multiple gates with more more being earned when you get through a gate. The Infected multiplayer mode is a came of chase. One player starts as the ā€œinfectedā€ player and must hit another car to pass on the infection before their health fails. Doesn’t sound too hard? Well you only have 20 seconds to pass on the infection before you are knocked out of the game!

When using an asynchronous multiplayer mode, something that has been popular in games like Real Racing 3 and GRID 2, you can compete against your friend even when they are offline. In short this time shifted mode allows you to compete against your friends previous best performances which are simulated while you are racing.

Gameloft has released a teaser trailer and it looks very impressive especially when you consider the price tag!

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