Asphalt8_1_1500Heads up: the next game in the Asphalt series, Asphalt 8, is heading to mobile this July creator Gameloft revealed on its blog this afternoon. The new racing game will feature a total of eight "all new maps" set in places like, say, the Nevada desert and the streets of London. Also, it'll pack in synchronous and asynchronous competitive multiplayer that offers more than just racing -- a new "tag-you're-it" kind of mode will be available, in addition to a drifting mode that has players seeing who can drift through the most gates.

Asphalt 8 also sees a key tweak: a new physics model. You can get a taste of that in the trailer we've embedded below.

The price of this, by the way? According to Gameloft, it'll launch at 99¢.

  • Matthew Rossman

    Yummy Havok

  • ODMay

    It's going to cost 99 cents because of the IAP.

    • one.sixty.four

      asphalt 7 is 99c and the iAP was't bad.

    • jenero henry

      Ik

  • ImJPaul

    Meh. Ill stick with my realistic racers.

  • Pocketnova

    I'm kinda over that series... :/

  • dariusjr98

    Those graphics are breathtaking. I'm definitely gonna get this, since I have 6 and 7

    • Himmat Singh

      Rule #11: Never trust the graphics shown in a game trailer. Not in Gameloft's ones at least.

      • JBRUU

        No, that's ingame footage. As long as you have a new device, that's what you'll be seeing onscreen.

      • themostunclean

        I've always found in-game footage from Gameloft trailers to be completely accurate. MC4, Asphalt 7, DH3&4 were all identical to the preview footage in shading, texture, lighting, and particle effects.

        I think your statement may be more a result of a general dislike of the company (not blaming you) than of actual comparison.

      • B3nlok

        I see you are Droidgamer huh? if thats the case the rule #11 most likely applies. Gameloft really does a dreadful job when it comes down to software optimization on that side of the spectrum

      • themostunclean

        Good point.

      • ihd1234567890

        I do not know if you have the toucharcade app but there is a special link if you find Asphalt 8: Airborne in this app, showing actual footage of toucharcade playing Asphalt 8 and they said it is a good game. Go look it up.

  • JBRUU

    This looks like a ton of fun.

  • http://www.mozzarellashop.it MasviL

    Impressive trailer, even if Himmat Singh's rule #11 is good to know. Let's wait.

  • morgantj

    If this one is as any where near as good as the currentprevious one, then I am in. This looks amazing. I wont even remove the old one because that one is awesome too.

    • ihd1234567890

      Then I will give u a warning that if u keep 7 then ull probably nvr pay attention to it again becuz 8 is so much more addicting lol:) just kidding.

  • bigred447uk

    Gameloft are really upping their game these days !

    Order & Chaos is the best iphone gaming experience i have had. I only had to stop to save my personal life.

    Gangstar Vegas whilst not perfect has exceeded many peoples expectations.

    The last Asphalt was an awesome lump of game for a very cheap price. I played the ass off it for months without spending anything on IAP.

    Really looking forward to this.

  • Adams Immersive

    Fun series with a low barrier to entry. Feature request: better-quality external video-out, hopefully.

  • Living Legend

    This is an instabuy!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    Why don't they just make a flying game :D

    • morgantj

      Because gravity objects.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

        Couldn't see gravity in this video. Maybe I was blinking :)

      • Noam Rathaus

        and this is WITH a new physics engine, before they never landed :)

  • http://about.me/davidlnguyen David Nguyen

    I know people around here aren't big fans of Gameloft, but they've done a tremendous job bringing high quality mobile cell phone games to IOS devices. Compared to other handheld devices out in the market we have the best game selection compared to the other 2 with the best prices.

  • one.sixty.four

    instabuy!!!

  • Taclys

    I found asphalt 7 surprisingly fun, especially for a Gameloft game. Well balanced, and very intense at the end of the game. Even with the best car, highly upgraded, it took tons of skill to beat the last race. I enjoy over-the-top racing games, where you can blow your opponents through walls and crash them and have nitro. I'll probably get it.

    • ihd1234567890

      Except the fact that all cars in Asphalt 7 are like paper. The feel of the cars are extremely light. For me, after playing for awhile it starts to sicken me.

  • YoungSinatra

    0.99¢ ? Hmmm iAP Game Most Likely . But Graphics Are Stunning !

    • JBRUU

      Please Stop Commenting.

    • ihd1234567890

      7 may have IAPs but it doesn't ruin the experience. There are no restrictions to wat u can do. No boundaries that require u to buy (unless you want to). It just makes u want to try harder. But if 8 does the complete opposite.... Lets just wait and see. We can say it then...... I hope they don't f up the experience.

  • http://www.arcade-extreme.com/ Leonardo "Vernon2X" Gabiati

    Can't wait!

  • extol4000

    A lot of people hate Gameloft but they make quality games. (Yes, I am aware that the story lines & gameplay in some/most of their games feels hollow.) It's hard to imagine the App Store without them.

  • Utfan

    You have your Asphalt arcade racers which defy the laws of physics. And you have NFS which is a little mor realistic. The arcade racers seem to stick a little better with me. Also, the car selection in Asphalt has been great. Asphalt 6 and 7 were really good and not loaded with IAPs. This is a definite buy for me. Does it seem like Gameloft has really been pushing out many high quality games very quickly lately. For instance, Gangstar Vegas; best $7 I spent on an IOS game.

    • ihd1234567890

      Are u saying NFS isnt an arcade racer? Im not rlly catching on on wat u trying to say. Arcade racers are just any racing game that can never happen in real life.

  • LimitedContra

    Gameloft with Havok is improving. Certainly a game to buy

  • phonecats

    Timers, $99 IAP, and that terrible feeling you're helping an evil company.

    ERMAGERD FLERPS!!

  • jenero henry

    I have asphalt 4,5,6, and 7 and the iAP was good.

  • GameIoft

    This game will be released next month because of the the technical issues we are having. Sorry for any inconvenience. Don't forget to check out our other great games on the app store.

    • Boris Nguetie

      shut up you fkin bastrd freakloft!!! yor not fooling anyone!!

      • GameIoft

        Im sorry sir but look at the date its july 30 and still not released. It will most definitely come out next month

  • yunussafi

    IT LOOKS LIKE BEST GAME