Call me crazy, but I really want a Real Racing 2 [$4.99] update subtitled “Real Harder.” It would include new animations, tweaked drifting physics, and exciting dashboard options like, say, the choice between tape decks or CD players. But in the real world, where stupid stuff like my fantasy patch never happens, this latest Real Racing 2 update will do, as it includes six new events, leaderboards and rankings, and cool multiplayer tweaks.

Let’s dive in. On the online front, Firemint notes that the update is putting the breaks on unsavory drivers by dropping in “new measures” to prevent idiocy. Also, the servers have been given some sort of spit and shine which should lead to better performance.

Of course, because of the new rankings, two changes have been made: now your starting position will be based on your rank, and more importantly, lobbies will show your rank and point rewards as you earn them.

As for those new events, here’s what you’ll get:

  • IEJ Blue Ribbon (Cup)
  • Alkeisha Island Dash (Head to Head)
  • Volvo STCC Elimination (Elimination)
  • NRGee 6 Cyl Cup (Cup)
  • Motul Autech Face-off (Head to Head)
  • Twilight Time Attack (Time Trial)

That’s a lot of content, eh? Wait -- I got a name for this update: “Drive Free or Event Hard.” Not bad, right? I should get a job. Marketers, you got my number. Give me a call sometime. I’m full of this.

  • Anonymous

    One of the app stores all time best games gets a totally free update to increase it's longevity and awesomness!! Just a well too as I've nearly finished the current version, thanks Firemint!

  • cjelly

    I guess RR2HD is being held back as an iPad 2 launch title. :(

    • http://twitter.com/riChchestMat Chris Matchett

      I bought both RRHD for my iPad and RR2 for my iPhone in the sale. I regret buying RRHD as RR2 blows it out of the water despite the smaller screen. The graphics in RRHD are kind of plain in comparison. My only consolation is that I'll bet the price of RR2HD when it is finally released will make me think I don't need it.

  • Real Bull

    They keep dumbing down the graphics to increase performance. Might as well downgrade the whole thing to RR1 standard.

    • http://www.firemint.com firemint

      As far as I'm aware this information is incorrect.

    • Anonymous

      Don't know what you smoking dude, the graphics are just as great as before, and I play RR2 everyday so I know. But, could it be that you are not using a 4th gen device?

    • Dougtim

      Try to switch on your device, it might improve your experience.

  • Jeppe Utzon

    I'm waiting for the iPad version. Once you've played a racing game on an iPad there is no going back.

  • Vinylwreckaz

    Firemint when is the ipad version coming??????????

    • http://www.firemint.com firemint

      No release date yet (sorry), but we're working on it!

      • Vinylwreckaz

        Thanks for replying. At least I know your working on it now.

  • http://twitter.com/Zghying John Dickerson

    Yep, I'm in the waiting for a iPad version too.

  • http://twitter.com/Zghying John Dickerson

    Sorry Double post, so I'll say bring on the HD

  • Andrew Challis

    Any chance of some more cars in the next update