If you're like many people who have been anxiously awaiting upcoming top-down racer Reckless Racing (formerly Deliverace), then today brought about some good news. We previewed the game way back in the beginning of March, but the weeks just kept on passing by with no game release in sight. When developer Pixelbite suddenly went silent in the Reckless Racing discussion thread in our forums, we knew that something had to be up. Thankfully, what we've learned is that Reckless Racing has been picked up by EA Mobile and is still very much on it's way to the iPhone and iPad.

Here's a screen from the iPad version and information given to us in the press release for Reckless Racing:

Roaring engines, squealing tires and amazing graphics. Reckless Racing mixes old-school top-down racing game play with state of the art graphics and engaging multiplayer features. Perfectly balanced controls let players skid, slip and slide through the most beautiful tracks ever seen on a handheld device - leaving nothing but mud-splattered opponents and skid marks behind. Reckless Racing features a fully stocked internet multiplayer mode, on-line leaderboards and the ability to trade ghost races with other players from all over the world.

EA pegs the game's release date as Summer 2010, so by our best estimation if it's not out by the end of this month, then it should be coming sometime in August. After so many months of waiting, we're just as anxious as everybody else to get our hands on the final version of the game. We'll report on any new information we get for Reckless Racing, such as a release date, as well as outline the upcoming lineup of other games from EA Mobile being released this year.

  • russiaone

    Got a nagging feeling this one will be an iPad exclusive as was Mirror's Edge. I know EA is saying iPhone and iPad, but I still haven't seen hint or hair of Mirror's Edge. We sall shee.

    • Stephen S.

      Yeah, @russiaone I would buy Mirror's Edge as soon as an iPhone version was released, but can't justify getting it yet without an iPad (yet).
      However, if they say they'll release the iPhone version, I believe that they will... eventually.
      Similar to how Popcap took almost a whole year to update Peggle to include the music from the PC version.
      Yeah.

    • Atheistpaladin

      The trailer seems to show it running on the iphone (0:41) so let's hope :D

      • SalsaMD

        Of note, the initial trailers of Mirror's Edge were iphone also...

    • Greg

      Funnily enough, this is the first time we've even heard of it being on iPad. We went for months (before the iPad was even announced) thinking it was an iPhone game. So I seriously doubt that it will be iPad only :)

  • russiaone

    Got a nagging feeling this one will be an iPad exclusive as was Mirror's Edge. I know EA is saying iPhone and iPad, but I still haven't seen hint or hair of Mirror's Edge. We sall shee.

    • Stephen S.

      Yeah, @russiaone I would buy Mirror's Edge as soon as an iPhone version was released, but can't justify getting it yet without an iPad (yet).
      However, if they say they'll release the iPhone version, I believe that they will... eventually.
      Similar to how Popcap took almost a whole year to update Peggle to include the music from the PC version.
      Yeah.

    • Atheistpaladin

      The trailer seems to show it running on the iphone (0:41) so let's hope :D

      • SalsaMD

        Of note, the initial trailers of Mirror's Edge were iphone also...

    • Greg

      Funnily enough, this is the first time we've even heard of it being on iPad. We went for months (before the iPad was even announced) thinking it was an iPhone game. So I seriously doubt that it will be iPad only :)

  • Jared Nelson

    I posted some screens of the iPhone version that got sent at the same time as the iPad shots, so I'm pretty darn certain it's going to be on both:

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=1197833&posted=1#post1197833

  • Jared Nelson

    I posted some screens of the iPhone version that got sent at the same time as the iPad shots, so I'm pretty darn certain it's going to be on both:

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=1197833&posted=1#post1197833

  • ultimo

    It is iDevices & Android, PB wants it to work on cross platform!

    Just like others... I hope this has updates as EA is infamous of not sending them through timely... @least for bug fixes!
    Having said that I will be VERY unhappy as the game was in the QA for like AGES & EA Failing to iron out Bugs sucks!

  • ultimo

    It is iDevices & Android, PB wants it to work on cross platform!

    Just like others... I hope this has updates as EA is infamous of not sending them through timely... @least for bug fixes!
    Having said that I will be VERY unhappy as the game was in the QA for like AGES & EA Failing to iron out Bugs sucks!

  • Rudi

    EA wiil release it. So it will be an expensive joy for us.

  • Rudi

    EA wiil release it. So it will be an expensive joy for us.

  • DER

    I kinda miss the old name, nothing says 70s muscle like homoerotic rednecks.

  • DER

    I kinda miss the old name, nothing says 70s muscle like homoerotic rednecks.

  • WilhelmR

    Bah... i was excited about this one, but now that it's on EA's hand.. not so much. Probably after a month or two they'll start to release DLCs on top of the "EA base price" for this kind of games..

    @DER: Yep, the old name rocked.

  • WilhelmR

    Bah... i was excited about this one, but now that it's on EA's hand.. not so much. Probably after a month or two they'll start to release DLCs on top of the "EA base price" for this kind of games..

    @DER: Yep, the old name rocked.

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    Oh great, here comes a macing on price. Anyone taking bets on £7.49 for iPad, £5.99 legacy iPhones, and £6.99 iPhone 4? Then add some DLC on there as well as course.

    Have EA ever released a universal app?

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    Oh great, here comes a macing on price. Anyone taking bets on £7.49 for iPad, £5.99 legacy iPhones, and £6.99 iPhone 4? Then add some DLC on there as well as course.

    Have EA ever released a universal app?

  • K

    Looks jut like an old-school game called Ignition...love it!

  • K

    Looks jut like an old-school game called Ignition...love it!

  • Eduku

    Ah, the EA Kiss-of-Death.

  • Eduku

    Ah, the EA Kiss-of-Death.

  • QuebecRage

    I don't care about who publish the game. Even at 9.99$ it looks really amazing for an iDevice game! Maybe the game wouldn't even be on the App Store if Pixelbite didn't had a major publisher. If the game is a success (which I'm pretty sure it will be) I wouldn't be surprised that it even comes to the X-Box Live and PSN Network in the next few months which means more power and money to the developer for new projects. When a major player like EA wants to publish your game you never ever say NO, that would be ridicilous. And to all the EA haters don't forget how much fun you had for the last 20 years with games made (or publish) by this awesome company. At least they back-up smaller companies unlike a lot of others major players who simply crush them. Now flame me if you want but I'm still right anyway.

  • QuebecRage

    I don't care about who publish the game. Even at 9.99$ it looks really amazing for an iDevice game! Maybe the game wouldn't even be on the App Store if Pixelbite didn't had a major publisher. If the game is a success (which I'm pretty sure it will be) I wouldn't be surprised that it even comes to the X-Box Live and PSN Network in the next few months which means more power and money to the developer for new projects. When a major player like EA wants to publish your game you never ever say NO, that would be ridicilous. And to all the EA haters don't forget how much fun you had for the last 20 years with games made (or publish) by this awesome company. At least they back-up smaller companies unlike a lot of others major players who simply crush them. Now flame me if you want but I'm still right anyway.

  • Chris K

    Ugh, you know what that means: double the price, and no after-release updates.

    I was going to buy this, but if the price is silly (like most EA games are), I won't touch it. Price inflation on consoles was bad enough (thanks in part to EA). I won't support it on iOS, too.

  • Chris K

    Ugh, you know what that means: double the price, and no after-release updates.

    I was going to buy this, but if the price is silly (like most EA games are), I won't touch it. Price inflation on consoles was bad enough (thanks in part to EA). I won't support it on iOS, too.

  • MidianGTX

    This game has been on the radar for so long I almost feel as though I've played it already. I'm bored of hearing the name.

  • MidianGTX

    This game has been on the radar for so long I almost feel as though I've played it already. I'm bored of hearing the name.

  • Brian

    As K just said, it looks just like an old PC game called Ignition. Really fun if you can find it! Glad I'm not the only one old enough to remember it.

  • Brian

    As K just said, it looks just like an old PC game called Ignition. Really fun if you can find it! Glad I'm not the only one old enough to remember it.

  • PEP

    release the damn game allready

  • PEP

    release the damn game allready

  • Ridgecity

    in a day, the game jumped from a $1.99 + free updates with cars and tracks to $9.99 and get one update to fix bugs and another to advertise next year's sequel.

    • WilhelmR

      That's probably the best summary of the EA bussiness model I've heard.

      • http://skippythorson.blogspot.com/ SkippyThorson

        Agreed. They have an awful presence in the App Store. I just shudder at seeing one of their games when I browse, and quickly scroll by. I've picked up both Need For Speed games, and may get this depending on price, but I won't count on updates any more.

  • Ridgecity

    in a day, the game jumped from a $1.99 + free updates with cars and tracks to $9.99 and get one update to fix bugs and another to advertise next year's sequel.

    • WilhelmR

      That's probably the best summary of the EA bussiness model I've heard.

      • http://skippythorson.blogspot.com/ SkippyThorson

        Agreed. They have an awful presence in the App Store. I just shudder at seeing one of their games when I browse, and quickly scroll by. I've picked up both Need For Speed games, and may get this depending on price, but I won't count on updates any more.

  • TWOODEE

    gorgeous graphics! i hope there isn't any DLC involved but I'll buy this regardless...

  • TWOODEE

    gorgeous graphics! i hope there isn't any DLC involved but I'll buy this regardless...