Game developer Gameloft has released an update for the latest game in its popular racing franchise—Asphalt 7: Heat. The update adds some new events and new cars. Unlike the more incremental updates in the past, this update requires you to re-download the game.

The update is available through the standard channels depending on your operating system and is free. It adds new special events with two Nissan challenges. There is also a new limited-time Nissan track that goes through the city of Tokyo. The update adds two new cars by Nissan—the Juke Nismo and the Juke-R.

The new events include the Juke Nismo...

The new events include the Juke Nismo…

Asphalt 7: Heat was released for Android earlier this year in August. The game was available for iOS devices from the second half of June. One of the most anticipated racing games of 2012, Asphalt 7: Heat recently maneuvered its way on to the iTunes App Store. Building on the huge success of Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, this game comes with 60 different cars from the world’s best manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. Like in most racing games available, the cars you own can be modified visually and internally. This can help in unlocking various goals that are within the game. Apart from this, by adding various modifications to the cars, you can avail of features such as Nitro boosts and various other ways to win a race.

Gameloft has taken several measures to improve the multiplayer gameplay as well, giving you the option to race against five of your friends locally using Wi-Fi or a data connection. Apart from this, you can find new online opponents with the matchmaking system. This game also features special events that pit a user against players from across the world. This game is available in six different game modes that span across 15 leagues and 150 different races.

...and the Juke-R

…and the Juke-R

Speaking at the launch of the new Asphalt game, Julien Fournials, Senior Vice President Production at Gameloft, said, “We’re thrilled to see the enthusiastic welcome Asphalt 7: Heat has received all over the world. Throughout development, our production teams have invested a great deal of passion and determination to bring technical and graphical innovation and to give life to the intensity of high-speed racing, while still delivering a compelling and engaging experience for everyone. The dazzling start of this latest installment of Asphalt, a best-selling franchise with more than 50 million downloads since launch, crowns the series as the benchmark racing game for smartphones and tablets.”

Asphalt 7: Heat is available on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android, and costs Rs 55 on both platforms.

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