Gameloft is making plans to launch Asphalt Xtreme, a new spinoff of the publisher’s highly popular Asphalt mobile racing game franchise. The free-to-play title will be released in the very near future for Android gamers in the Google Play Store.

Ironically, the “Asphalt” part of the game’s title is a bit of a misnomer, as this spinoff is all about off-road racing; in other words, there’s no asphalt to be seen in the game. Early screenshots and trailers show that it will feature a variety of  rally cars, monster trucks, dirt buggies and more off-road vehicles. The game looks like it will feature a number of different locations for its tracks, from deep forests to the deserts of Egypt (complete with pyramids and other ruins).

Gameloft has yet to announce a specific launch date for Asphalt Xtreme, but interested gamers can go ahead and pre-register at its official website. They will be able to snag some bonus in-game content, including the Predator X-18 Intimator dirt buggy. They will also get alerted when the game makes its official debut in the Google Play Store.

Are you a fan of Gameloft’s previous Asphalt titles? If so, will you be trying out the new Asphalt Xtreme game when it is released?

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