It’s somehow been almost five years since the launch of the last main entry in Gameloft’s prolific Asphalt series. But now, after several spin-offs, the popular racing franchise is roaring back onto the grid with Asphalt 9: Legends.
The true sequel to Asphalt 8: Airborne was revealed yesterday in a debut trailer (above) that is jam-packed with high-octane races, crazy tricks, slow-motion crashes, and the kind of ridiculously impressive visuals we’ve come to expect from the series.
The game will feature over 50 real hypercars from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and more, as well as 70 race tracks based on real-world locations, each with a unique layout of ramps and hazards.
Players can take part in the game’s Career mode which takes place over a whopping 800 races, or take on up to eight other racers in real time in the World Series Multiplayer mode. One major new addition is the Club feature, where you can create and join communities and work together towards milestones for group rewards.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing Asphalt 9: Legends has only been confirmed for iOS devices following a soft launch in the Philippines (thanks, Droid Gamers). We’ve reached out to Gameloft to see if there’s any word on an Android release and will update this post when we hear back.