Hands-on with Asphalt 8: Airborne

During E3, Gameloft announced the latest iteration of their long-standing racing series, Asphalt 8: Airborne. Asphalt 8 introduces a new aerial element where you're launching your car off ramps to do freakin' sweet spins and flips. It's basically mixing in Tony Hawk with your classic racing game.

There are also massive improvements in graphics, with a ton of new particle and lighting effects that will definitely raise the bar for iOS racing games. Expect the usual stuff from the Asphalt series here, including customizable cars and multiplayer options.

Ridiculous and unrealistic as it may be, it's tons of fun. I've always been a big fan of Asphalt for its arcade feel and wanton disregard for real-world physics. Asphalt 8 promises to be a fast-paced, challenging joyride when it launches later this summer for $0.99.

Simon Sage

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

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