Gameloft has announced Asphalt 8: Airborne, a brand new app in its popular racing series for iOS. While no release date for the application has yet been announced, we do know that Asphalt 8 is set to feature a revamped physics engine, eight immersive maps, and will be available to download in the App Store for just $0.99.

Each track includes its own individual environmental features, including snow, dust, and rain, Gameloft explains in a recent blog post. The developer continues:

But, don’t think you’ll be by yourself on these epic tracks. Asphalt 8 will feature both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer so you can challenge your friends around the clock! A7 fans will be happy to note that Takedown mode is returning and we’ve added two new MP modes in A8: Gate Drift & Infected. In Gate Drift you’re challenged to “drift” through multiple gates. The more you get through, the more points you get. While, Infected is more of a big game of tag. One player starts as “infected” and must hit another car to pass the infection along and regain their health. If they don’t pass the infection to someone within 20 seconds they’re eliminated. Now that’s what I call good old fashion fun!

In addition, game modes such as “Takedown” from Asphalt 7: Heat will make a reappearance in the forthcoming app.

Drift around corners.

Each map includes environmental features.

Locations span from the Nevada desert to the streets of London.

We’ll keep you updated with further information concerning Asphalt 8: Airborne as we receive it. Here’s hoping the game launches soon!

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