Asphalt 8 Airborne (screenshot 006)

Mid-June, French games maker Gameloft released first screenshots depicting the upcoming eight installment in the Asphalt racing franchise, Asphalt 8: Airborne. The high-quality game is coming to iOS and Android later this summer, priced at just 99 cents.

Earlier this week, the prolific publisher posted a new teaser trailer, along with a dev diary video from earlier offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Asphalt 8, including interesting looking gameplay footage. I’ve included both videos for your viewing pleasure just after the break…

Here’s the new teaser.

The game utilizes a brand new physics engine.

Here’s the original teaser trailer, from last month.

The dev diary video offers more insight behind the creative process.

Asphalt 8: Airborne promises synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer, several game modes (Gate Drift, Infected and Takedown), eight brand new maps and a bunch of vehicles (including Lamborghini, Bugatti, Zonda, Ferrari and Mercedes), all spiced up with non-stop high-octane action.

Asphalt 8 Airborne (screenshot 005)

Asphalt 8 Airborne (screenshot 007)

According to Gameloft:

Asphalt 8 features 8 all new maps from the Nevada desert to the city streets of London, plus a bonus revamped Monaco track for our A7 fans. What I really love about these new tracks is the impact the environments have on each race.

Yes, there is snow. And dust. And rain! Hydroplane through the water-soaked streets of Tokyo after a heavy downpour or slip and slid across frozen tracks in Iceland. And each map features a host of alternate routes to explore and conquer.

According to an App Annie survey, Gameloft was the App Store’s top games publisher in June 2013 and second top publisher by monthly game downloads on Google’s Play store.

So, what do you think?

Is this going to be the best Asphalt game yet?

  • Dan

    IAP purchases solicited in 3…2…1…

    • seyss

      IAPfree can save you

      • mehrab

        His on android

      • Sean Cua

        It doesn’t work on all apps.

      • seyss

        o rly

      • Sean Cua

        Not sure if you’re being sarcastic but IAPfree doesn’t work when the app uses their company’s server to check if you’ve paid for it.

      • Dani Hayes

        Or Flex if you what you are doing.

  • omrishtam

    gameloft are speceialist in freemiums and in app purcase….. i hope they will learn that when you buy a game that means that u dont need to pay extra to enjoy it….. (they confirmed that it will cost 0.99$)

  • BoardDWorld

    Shadows look like rubbish. (In the video). Much of the coverage is taken from a nexus though.

  • Dontwannaknow

    I think Real Racing 3 has more realistic graphic. Anyway, this is a great game.

  • Gorgonphone

    looks okay i guess RR3 has better graphics by far

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      You forget that RR3 is a racing simulation game though and a poor one at that considering in reality there is no such thing as having to wait minutes / hours to repair your car nor is there such thing as in app purchases. Either way as long as the new Asphalt game has solid AirPlay mirroring I’ll be happy since with Asphalt 7 you can quite literally see pixels left, right and centre.

      • Coffee

        Everytime you compare a video game to real life a kitten dies

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Well that’s rather unfortunate considering the first thing anyone does after playing an XYZ simulation game is to compare it with the thing it is simulating.

      • Coffee

        Real racing 3 is not saying it’s a simulation, it knows it’s an arcade racer but it’s a realistic style

        Thus you shouldn’t compare it to real life

        Games that claim to be a hardcore simulator are ok to compare to real life

        like microsoft flight simulator and iracing

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Fair enough. Since EA bought out the developers of Real Racing I guess they’ve decided against producing full on racing games and produce as you put it “arcade racers” but realistic ones in terms of the graphics. While this is great for most people it does ruin it for the loyal Real Racing fans that enjoy a proper racing game where you have to actually worry about keeping a racing line rather than just frantically turn your device left and right…

  • great

  • Joonyaboy

    Hope they keep the freemium model. Works great for me as I am quite patient

  • MrNabmas

    hi guys, will my friend works at apple in the games and software department and he said to me he’s played this game already , so then i asked him when will it come out he said the 8th of August

  • Frank Ding

    D: Has anybody else noticed in the last picture that the Lamborghini Veneno is GREEN instead of grey?