Asphalt: Injection Fuels The Racing Fan's Desire For A Vita
Wipeout 2048 is a very different type of racing game, and we're not hearing great things about Ridge Racer.
So racing fans might still need a more traditional, bona fide arcade adrenaline rush when the PlayStation Vita launches next month. And that's where Asphalt: Injection comes in.
As revealed at the PlayStation Blog, the new portable racer from Gameloft features no less than 10 game modes, ranging from standard Race Mode to more unique modes like Cop Chase and Beat 'Em All. The latter is apparently "focused on take-downs," which definitely reminds us of Burnout, right? Gotta love take-downs. There are also 20 different leagues in which to compete, along with local and online multiplayer action.
And here's an interesting part about how the developers have integrated the various hardware features of the Vita:
"Asphalt: Injection has six different control schemes that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, the rear touch screen, or the accelerometer. This makes it simple for anyone to pick up and race against their friends (or computer-controlled opponents). The game also harnesses PS Vita’s social features, enabling players to enter the Live Area screen where they can view what vehicles their friends have purchased, what tracks they have unlocked, their leaderboard rankings, and more."
This may be a slightly better option than Ridge Racer, which only features five cars and three tracks. But hey, the more racing games the better, right? They're good fun when you're on the go. And by the way, this is yet another Vita launch title; it'll actually be on store shelves one week before the official Vita launch on February 22. Remember, the special starter pack will be available a week early...
Related Game(s): Asphalt: Injection
1/25/2012 10:24:47 AM Ben Dutka