Oh hey, in case you didn't know, Modern Combat 5 comes out this week. And Gameloft's hit racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free], is helping to promote the upcoming FPS by featuring a new event themed after the FPS in the Venice track.

The event takes place in Vneice, where players have to contend with helicopters shooting rockets and just causing even more mayhem than is necessary, what with a bunch of superpowered sports cars deciding to hold races through the city already. Really, why anyone would hold a race while helicopters are blowing stuff up is kind of a mystery anyway.

Venice is actually the first level of Modern Combat 5, so it's the perfect course for this event to take place in. The explosions seem to mostly serve as distractions and just new things to dodge, not significantly altering the existing course, as seen in this playthrough:

But hey, now you're aware that Modern Combat 5 comes out on Thursday, or you've been reminded. Now I can only hope that during the Venice mission, you can randomly see cars driving past.

  • RamazUltra

    Very cool. I'm bummed because on Wednesday I get off of work at 8pm :( (USA time) So I won't be able to get the game as soon as it releases.

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  • RamazUltra

    Also I was really curious, does anyone else think that IOS gaming is better than console?

    • danielboyz

      PC master race assemble!

      • RamazUltra

        PC Is probably last just because of the people who PC game.

    • Skyfluks

      Yep.

    • bilboad

      In some ways. You certainly get more value for your money, there are a greater variety of games coming out, and of course the biggest benefit, they're mobile games which you can play anywhere.

      However to really say iOS gaming is better than console gaming, I'd want to consider the scenario where cost isn't an issue, and I'm sitting on my couch at home in front of my TV, so mobility isn't an issue. In that situation would I still prefer to play iOS games over console games? In that case it depends on the game genre. For racing games, FPS games, RPGs or ARPGs, I like the choices I have on console much better than anything I've tried on iOS. I do play iOS games in those genres, but they're definitely a compromise in exchange for being mobile. On the other hand there are lots of strategy games or turn based games on iOS that I enjoy just as much as any console or PC game, and I often prefer to play those on my iPad even if I'm at home. There are even some action games, specifically vertical shmups, which I think work about as well on iPad as on console.

    • the_rebel14

      Depends on what game. Some are definitely better on a console with a physical controller while some cannot be done without precise touch controls. Both are equally great pieces of technology, though.

    • JJE McManus

      Better isn't really the issue. Consoles and PCs will be slowly pushed to the edges as more and more people rely on devices rather than boxes. 5% penetration in the phone/tablet market is much more profitable than 5% penetration in the PC market.
      Note how so many devs move heaven and earth to release on so many platforms at the same time.

    • lll Anubis lll

      Viva la Vita?

  • Joltrabbit

    And of you're undecided on MC 5... Best buy has a $100 App Store card on sale for $85 this week. Just sayin'

  • the_rebel14

    As is said in the review, it would be great if the two games had a bit of a crossover in each other. Battles going on in Asphalt while cars are racing by in MC5. It would be hilarious, chaotic bliss!

  • DuckyShot

    I think a crossover of Gangstar Vegas and Asphalt 8 would be pretty cool.

  • F3rnu5

    Whatever, asphalt laggs on my iphone 4...

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      Consider yourself lucky that it works on an iPhone 4. It lags on my 4S, so go imagine on 4...

  • Kane

    I'm still gonna buy it, I don't believe you.