Over the last few weeks Firemint has been teasing us with various snippets of information, a screenshot here and there, and even a development gameplay video, but all of these things left so many questions unanswered. Today, they're letting the cat out of the bag with the biggest information flood yet that we've seen on Real Racing 2. First off, the game will be released on the 16th for $9.99.

But what will you get for your ten bucks? 30 licensed cars from several manufacturers (listed in detail below), and when you're actually playing, you'll be up against 16 racers either locally or against online opponents in multiplayer races. Firemint is promising "well over 10 hours" of gameplay in the career mode which spans a wide range of event types where players will earn in-game currency to both buy new cars and upgrade existing cars. Game modes include the career mode, quick races, time trials, and both local multiplayer with 8 players and online multiplayer with 16 players.

15 locations in all are included, which make up 40 miles of race track. There is a vehicle damage system as well, which is a little surprising as usually licensed cars and vehicle damage go together like oil and water. Firemint's Cloudcell and Game Center are both supported along with storing your game saves online. Just like the original, there's a wide range of control options and camera angles including the full 3D cockpit view with (what appears to be) extremely accurate car interiors. Also, the HUD has a new minimap which can be toggled on or off which also displays rival racers.

Expect a full review from us when the game launches this Thursday. Here is the full list of cars included:

  • 2010 BMW M6 Competition Edition
  • 2010 BMW M3 GTS
  • 2009 BMW M3 GT2
  • 2010 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • 2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe Race Car
  • 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro GS Race Car
  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
  • 2010 Ford Focus RS
  • 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 2010 Jaguar XKR
  • 2010 #33 Jaguar RSR XKR GT
  • 2010 Lotus Exige
  • 2010 Lotus Evora
  • 2010 Lotus Evora Cup
  • 2010 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Race Car
  • 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35)
  • 2010 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (car #23 – NISMO, GT500)
  • 2010 Nissan 370Z (Z34)
  • 2010 MOLA 350Z (car #46 – MOLA, GT300)
  • 2010 VW Golf GTI (A6)
  • 2010 VW Golf R (A6)
  • 2008 VW Scirocco (A6)
  • 2008 VW Scirocco R (A6)
  • 2010 Volvo C30 R
  • 2010 Volvo C30 STCC Race Car
  • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

    16 players???

    (where the hell are those :eek: smilies. I need to add atleast 16 of them here :D )

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! I can't help but think it's a strange list of cars. Nevertheless it's an instant buy.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Likely has something to do with the vehicle damage, I know many car manufacturers won't allow their cars to be used in video games where they're damaged, which is why so many arcade style racers like Split Second just come loaded with generic sportscars. We're probably just looking at the list of car makes that Firemint could strike a deal with.

      Just a guess though.

      • Freeway82

        That, i totally disagree with Eli. There are several racing games on PC and consoles that use real cars and still have damage, Test Drive, the Forza series, Dirt, Grid, GTR, Race On and GTR Evolution are a few that i can mention off the top. So using Split Second as an example isn't really saying anything and is misleading. Hell, even Blur, which features real cars and plays like Mario Kart, allows you to wreck your car. The fact is that i love Firemint games and RR even when they used generic cars but if they really wanted to get better cars that are not some ugly Lotus and Volvo cars, damage wouldn't be the reason to hinder them. But i am contented since the M3, GT-R R35 and Camaro are there.

      • x999x

        I think you're mistaken, there are in fact stipulations for licensing vehicles, some of which require that no damage be dealt to their cars in-game. The leverage the publisher has in the marketplace can determine the outcome of the license agreement, and if the car manufacturer considers it to be a far greater loss in marketing value than taking a few dings to their fenders they'll cave in. Games play a huge part in vehicle marketing, from putting the WRX on the map stateside thanks to Gran Turismo, to Jeep putting out a 60 second spot of Black Ops footage featuring the latest entry into their lineup. This isn't speculation, its fact.

      • Anonymous

        There's been lots of speculation around damage in racing games over the years and a lot of it comes down to pure myth. Car manufacturers have always allowed a modest amount of damage in games. Scratches and minor dents are fine and require little to no convincing from the publisher. It's severe body/chassis deformation, rolling over, smoke/fire, pieces falling off and anything infringing on the driver's safety zone that need to be cleared in advance and may just be refused outright.

  • Anton

    Is it 9.99 for the iPhone, or will it be universal?

    • RogerG

      iPhone/iPod touch only, iPad version due next year...

      • Anonymous

        *sigh*

      • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

        That's too bad, and too cheap. All iOS games should be Universal, - the functionality is there for a reason. Infinity Blade and Rage HD showed you can release high profile, high end titles as Universal releases, and do very well with it. Separate SKUs always leave a sour taste.

  • LBG

    I haven't been this impressed by an iPhone game in a long time. It seems like Firemint has thought about everything to make this a perfect game.

    Make sure to visit this link for all the information, including how the career mode and customisation works: http://firemint.com/?page_id=3484

  • Anonymous

    Any chance we can get the Top Gear track? :P

  • Russel Johnson

    Wow, after infinity blade these graphics impress me! Its amazing.

  • Wonderboy

    Little correction, in the second paragraph, third line, it says "16 other racers". Technically, they are 15 other racers, since you make it for the 16th

  • Booch138

    hahahaha loved the last few seconds of that video.

  • Irenderman

    wow.

  • GodSon

    Will be picking this and Aralon up 100%. I got RR1 the day it came out and it has lasted on my iTouch until today with this great news. *Deleting RR1 respectfully*

    • Bali12341

      well what about nova 2 which will be available on the same day like real ra. 2

      • GodSon

        Forgot about N2 dropping as well. I'll pick it up, but its going to collect dust over Aralon for a while(and RR2). I prefer both RR2 and Aralon over N2 by a long-shot.

  • Johno

    Those graphics are superb. I hope the physics and handling of the cars is a bit more realistic but regardless I'm still going to buy it day one.

  • Methuselah

    Wow, as many as 16 racers in multi-player mode? I hope that doesn't degrade the game's performance. I think 5-6 would've been good enough. Anywho, so excited! =)

  • Donkey Mong

    No Dodge Viper? Ha ha, well count me out. How can it be real racing without a Viper, eh? Muppets.

  • tsharpfilm

    What a great month for iOS games. Infinity Blade, Aralon, and this game should keep me entertained for awhile. Can't wait.

    • Xmyco

      You forgot NOVA 2 and Asphalt 6. :)
      This definitely will be the most packed month EVER.

  • Moritz Maurer

    this will be the ultimate racing game for iphone !!! linzensend cars ( sry for my english^^)
    and the physics from real racing + stunning grapics :-O i want n iphone 4 :( hopefull it will also looks good on my 3gs :P

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    Guess who still the best racing franchise on the iOS?

    • Ben E. Honda

      Namco?

      • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

        What? With that Ridge Ricer thing? Oh please...

  • Fred

    On itunes page for the current real racing. *Coming soon* ONLINE MULTIPLAYER via Game Center (free update)"

    looks like they lied. If it is the case that they did lie then I wont buy anything from fire mint again.

    • Pep

      Firemint will be devasted to hear u aint buying games from them! :')

    • nizy

      Actually they are still planning to update real racing 1 with online multiplayer. I assume that RR2 has the priority though, so early next year is my guess.

    • Decoy Octopus

      U will be the one missing out

  • Bgeldz

    Of course, I'll be buying this, but I am a bit disappointed that there's no Lotus Elise. (I realize there's an Exige, but that's not the same to me. I want to hoon a 2005 Saffron Yellow.)

    How about we get rid of the Cobalt SS, the Sciroccos or the 370Z to make room for some more Lotus love?

    • nizy

      Whilst the Elise is a great choice that I love in racing games, I think more classic cars in general would be good. Maybe they can add some more later on, either in updates or DLC?

      • Bgeldz

        I agree. While I love to race my actual cars in racing games, I would also really love if Firemint were to do something along the lines of GT Legends.

  • Diab

    Looks so good, really need to buy a 4g touch to get the most out of this.

  • Anonymous

    Okay this looks good :)
    Just gotta see if the physics works as well as it should.

  • Wonderboy

    Most wanted graphics... most wanted should be released on iOS!

  • RussiaOne

    Sad there are no weather effects and still no rear view mirror. But otherwise this looks like like a $2 million dollar product should. Cannot freakin' wait!

  • E_Domina

    need to add a much bigger list to make this good. just like gran turismo 5. it's got thousands

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      Gran Turismo costs £40. Are you willing to pay that for an iPhone game?

  • meetmesumwhereillSMOKEYOASS

    I dunno... graphics style seems different from RR1... sound effects could stand to updated too -- it's on an mp3 fro Christ' sake

  • bluneck

    was his opponent (near the end) really named what I think he was named?

  • P40design

    on rewatch, no it wasn't.

  • Vidkid72

    It would be nice if it was release simultaneously for the iPad and we weren't forced to wait while everyone plays the itouch/iphone versions. Ah well...

  • Assassin

    that's called reality

  • chino

    why no lamborghini love?

  • Assassin

    superb multiplayer , with 16 players !!! , i wish battlefield bad company 2 would have

  • Shift

    WTF !!! Where are my Lamborghini and Ferrari series ?

  • Stormchild

    Sooo…anyone still have any complaints about the graphics? ;)

    Can't wait.

    • dontcallmyhousewithnobullshit

      i do

    • Narr Cybersdorf

      I don't.