Gameloft pushes action-packed, Halloween-themed Asphalt 8 update

Asphalt 8 Airborne 1.6.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Halloween is coming, and in Asphalt 8, “the monsters of speed are ready”, said French games maker Gameloft in the most recent update Tuesday to its gravity-defying Asphalt 8: Airborne racer.

Featuring an all-new Halloween Special multiplayer event with the Infected Mode, a pair of new daily time-limited events and the free Koenigsegg One:1, the fastest car in the game, this update to the award-winning free-to-play game should not be missed.

And if you’re a fan of Twitch, broadcasting functionality has now been restored in the latest build. Grab Asphalt 8 for free in the App Store.

Key highlights:

  • Terrify other players by infecting them in the Infected Mode of our Halloween Special Multiplayer Event!
  • Crazy about Time-Limited Events? We’ve got 2 different events every day of the week where you can win awesome prizes!
  • Test the Koenigsegg One:1 FOR FREE… The fastest car in the game is here to stay!
  • Twitch broadcasting functionality has been restored. Show off your Asphalt 8 skills on your Twitch channel!

Last month, Asphalt 8 got updated with native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, enhanced graphics courtesy of Apple’s new Metal framework in iOS 8 and additional features listed below.

  • Push the pedal to the Metal! Play on an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or on iOS 8-updated versions of iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina display to enjoy AMAZING visual enhancements and enter a new gaming dimension!
  • Discover the high-speed heat of San Diego Harbor. Take off from an aircraft carrier and dodge helicopters while taking in the sights!
  • 5 new cars to master: the Koenigsegg One: 1, Mazda Furai, Maserati MC12, Savage Rivale GTR and Peugeot Onyx. Look for each one to arrive over the days and weeks to come!
  • Multiplayer Events: You asked for it, and here it is. Race head-to-head for the ultimate rewards!
  • Exclusive Metal Season: Experience the exhilaration of racing against 3 TIMES as many opponents as any other Asphalt game! A season ONLY accessible on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or on iOS 8-updated versions of iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina display.
  • 4 new car collections. Time to stock your garage and get your rewards!

The 1.05-gigabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 5.0 or later.

Metal-enhanced graphics is supported across iOS devices with iOS 8 and the Apple-designed A7 or A8 processor: the original iPad Air and iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 and 3 and the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

[App Store]