by Tommy Ly
June 20, 2012
On the tail of their 2010 release, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Gameloft's Asphalt 7: Heat should be hitting the U.S. App Store later tonight and will be a universal app. Choose from over 60 different cars from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. Now, for the first time in an Asphalt title, you can take it to '88 in a DeLorean. Race on 15 different tracks set in real cities like Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami, and Rio. Asphalt 7: Heat features a completely revamped multiplayer mode. You can race up to five of your friends locally or online. The new Asphalt Tracker allows you to compare stats, show off achievements, and challenge rivals. The online matchmaking system makes it easier than ever to find new opponents. As you can see in the trailer above, Asphalt 7: Heat pushes the limits of the Retina display. The lighting effects on each car are superb, while the cars themselves look better than those in most other iOS racers. When it hits the App Store, Asphalt 7: Heat will be a $0.99 purchase. For a game that looks great and will play just as well, the price is a bargain. Unfortunately, the presence of in-app purchases may be a bad sign. You can purchase in-game currency and "Asphalt Stars," which will presumably be used for unlockable goodies in the game. If in-app purchases don't bother you, keep checking the App Store for Asphalt 7: Heat to hit.