Asphalt 9: Legends Begins Soft Launch on iOS, Android Version Coming

Asphalt 9: Legends

Gameloft’s hugely popular racing series Asphalt is coming back for another lap with Asphalt 9: Legends. The latest entry in the franchise features over 50 different vehicles, 70 tracks based on real world locations, a multiplayer mode with up to 8 players. The game’s 50+ vehicles is a step down from Asphalt 8: Airborne’s 190+, but that might also allow the game to focus more on each individual vehicle. More cars could also be added in future updates.

For the first time in the series, racers will be able to form Clubs. Clubs will act as guild-like communities that allow racers to team up and complete club milestones or work on rising up the club leaderboards.

The arcade racer is currently only available on the App Store in the Philippines as part of its soft launch. Soft launch phases for original games sometimes last for half a year or even longer.

Asphalt 9: Legends will be free to play and contain in app purchases. It does not currently have a scheduled release date on Android, but Gameloft has confirmed that it is coming to both Android and iOS. Here is an excerpt from the game’s iOS description and a trailer with more information:

Collect over 50 of the world’s most amazing speed machines. Each vehicle has been carefully selected based on its aesthetics and high performance to create the most desirable line-up of any Asphalt game to date.

Use the new car editor to define the exact colour and materials for your car. You can also pick the colour of the Rims and Brake Calipers and add carbon parts to fully customise your rides.

Feel the thrill of gravity-defying races across 70 tracks in the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas and hit the ramps to perform awesome stunts.

Start your journey in Career mode by completing over 60 seasons and 800 races. Become a real Asphalt legend by racing against up to 8 players in real time through the different leagues of the World Series Multiplayer mode.

Master the innovative TOUCH DRIVE, a new control scheme that streamlines steering to let players focus on the fun of racing. You can also switch to manual controls (tilt or tap to steer) and learn how to drive like a pro Asphalt racer.

Interested? Check out the game’s Facebook page.

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