A little over a month ago, the long-awaited top-down arcade racer Reckless Racing [99¢/HD] was finally released in the App Store. We really enjoyed the game in our original review, noting that it was downright beautiful to look at and quite a bit of fun to play. Our biggest problem with Reckless Racing though was its severe lack of content. With only 5 tracks to race on in the iPhone version, the game felt like it was over before it began. Reversed versions of these tracks and online functionality went a good deal towards stringing out the play time somewhat, but it still felt entirely too short.
Now it seems that publisher EA Mobile and developer Pixelbite are working towards rectifying this problem, and have detailed an update to Reckless Racing in our forums that will add some additional content to the game. The iPhone version will receive one of the iPad version's 3 additional tracks, called The Island, and both versions will get a brand new track called Frozen Lake. Two brand new racers, “Boss” and “Granny”, will also be added to bring the available vehicle count to 8.
Also to be included in this update, along with various other bug fixes and performance optimizations, is the fix that allows 4th generation iPod touch owners to experience the Retina Display graphics in the game. While no firm release date is set for the update, I'm looking forward to the new content and hope that the update train continues to chug along with even more tracks and features in the future. Also, both versions of Reckless Racing are currently on sale for 99¢ each, so if you have yet to pick up the game now would be a great time to do so with an update on the horizon.