Real Racing 2 Speeds onto the App Store

We are thrilled to announce that our premium, next-generation racing game Real Racing 2 is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

Real Racing 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to our ground-breaking 2009 hit "Real Racing", winner of an Apple Design Award and one of the most acclaimed racing games on any handheld platform. Real Racing is widely acknowledged as the first to bring console-quality gaming to iPhone, introducing features such as a cockpit camera and YouTube replays to the App Store. The game's free version, Real Racing GTI, has been downloaded more than 7 million times. Real Racing 2 further cements the franchise's pole position and is packed with content and features, including:

    <*>Authentic pack racing action, with an incredible 16 car grid in single player races and up to 16 player online races, a first for iOS. <*>30 meticulously detailed licensed cars, including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35) and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. <*>A full game experience including a massive career mode with well over 10 hours of gameplay.  <*>Cutting edge graphics and physics powered by our exclusive, high performance Mint3D™ engine. <*>And much more - please see www.firemint.com/media/r2 for full details, screenshots and videos.
Real Racing 2 has been in development for 18 months, with a budget of almost US$2m and 38 Firemint employees as well as external contractors working on the game. We expect that an iPad adaptation will be released some time in 2011. Firemint's founder and CEO Robert Murray said, "We love racing games and we love our iPhones and iPod touches, so we wanted to make an uncompromising, fully featured game that combines the best of both– something you can pick up and immediately have heaps of fun with. Players can enjoy a few minutes of casual play, or dive deeply into the game's awesome graphics, immersive gameplay and serious racing action. It’s been an incredible challenge to deliver this immensely ambitious game and we’re still just at the beginning of the Real Racing 2 journey. We can’t wait to get it into our fans' hands!”

Real Racing 2 is available for US$9.99 /£5.99 /€7.99 / AU$12.99 /¥1200 from the App Store

 


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