Gameloft's over-the-top arcade racer Asphalt 8 [Free] has just received a major update adding in a brand new track, some new vehicles, a new Season with 74 new events, and improved Twitch streaming integration. First off is the new track, set in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai. It features plenty of shiny skyscrapers, lots of interesting jumps, and no doubt some secret shortcuts to discover. Along with the new track are 5 new vehicles to race, including a Mercedes Benz Biome concept car and the Nissan GT-R NISMO. Here's a brand new trailer showing off the Dubai track and all the new cars.

Also new with this update is a 9th Season to complete with 74 new racing events. The Twitch streaming functionality that was baked into the game back in March has now been extended to the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5c and the 4th generation iPad. It's hard to believe, but it's been just over a year since Asphalt 8 was released. We absolutely loved it in our review from back then, and the game has only gotten better with numerous updates in the year that followed.

Asphalt 8 one of those games that's just pure fun, and puts a smile on my face every time I fire it up. It's free to download too, so if you haven't taken Asphalt 8 for a spin yet now is as good a time as any to get behind the wheel.

  • terrence92

    Can somebody help me; I can't install this app on my phone or via tunes. It keeps getting stuck at 400-ish Mb?

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      Try freeing up some space from the device. You should use the forums for these things though, just to help you track it.

  • Ben Mudrow

    The new track is not available to practice in quick solo race.

  • DuckyShot

    Cool. And the *newer* car packs aren't as expensive anymore lol

    • surirav

      Stil asking for cars?
      Is there a way to play free like a real game with no iap.

      • DuckyShot

        It is possible to get far without iAP but it would take time. In multiplayer the more matches you win the more credits you get (3 in a row: 1k credits)

      • surirav

        1k is very low. So if a upgrade cost 30000.
        3 races is 1k so i need to play 30 races to buy 1 upgrade.
        Apshalt 6 was a lot better the system i mean.
        I could earn more than 10k in one 1racd.

        That is better no annoying iap and its fun to play and play further.

  • challa chaitanya

    i didn't get the update till nw on my device.. can any one help me out???