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Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Craig Forshey

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E3 2013: Gameloft Announces Asphalt 8

Gameloft has officially unveiled the next game in its arcade style racing franchise, Asphalt 8: Airborne. Rather than reuse the same game design found it its predecessors Adrenaline and Heat, Airbone represents a transition to the next generation of Android gaming with visuals and gameplay equal to the console titles that inspired it.

Arcade style racing and insane takedowns have always been a big part of the Asphalt franchise, but Gameloft is taking its tradition of vehicular carnage one step further with a completely redesigned physics engine and inventive new takedown maneuvers. Stunt ramps now litter the racetracks, providing opportunities to ambush opponents from above. Destructible environments play a big role this time around as well. Players can destroy certain earmarked obstacles to stop following opponents in their tracks.

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Remember all those exotic locales from the previous Asphalts and how they all had exactly the same road conditions whether it was snowing or not? Not anymore, as Asphalt 8 will feature real time weather effects like snow, dust, and rain that play a big role in how to win each race.

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In addition to the classic takedown and championship modes, Airborne also includes two new modes for the franchise; Infected and Gate Drift. Infected plays like a game of tag with cars not so playfully ramming each other off the road and Gate Drift is a series of highly technical drifting challenges.

 

Asphalt 8: Airborne will be launching later this summer for $.99 with new modes, graphics, and gameplay.

Developer Website – Gameloft

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