The latest iteration of Gameloft’s car racing title, Asphalt 8: Airborne, is set to hit the two biggest app marketplaces (Google Play Store and Apple iTunes) tomorrow and, based on the game teasers, it seems that A8 has the makings to be the best racing game on the mobile platform to date.
Apart from the 8 new tracks, which includes the Nevada desert and rain-soaked thoroughfare of Tokyo just to name a few, Gameloft has also added two new Multiplayer game modes to the mix; Gate Drift and Infected.
The former, as its name implies, require players to drift through various gates; the more gates, the higher their score is. Infect, on the other hand, is more of like a game of tag rather than a typical racing game where the player needs to hit a car within 20 seconds in order to “regain the car’s health” and close out the round.
But what sets the A8 apart from the previous installments is giving the player the ability to perform gnarly maneuvers in mid-air after jumping off of a ramp. This, along with the revamped graphics implementation which allows for a more realistic experience, makes the all the more worthy of its asking price.
Speaking of price, the Asphalt 8: Airborne will be retailed for $0.99 and, as mentioned earlier, will be available on both Android and iOS starting tomorrow.
Update: We just got word that Asphalt 8 will also be released on Windows Phone 8 platform. However, there’s still no exact time when the game will be available.