updated 05:35 pm EST, Fri December 10, 2010
Game app supports Game Center 16-multiplayer games
Firemint has announced the sequel to its Real Racing game for the iPhone, Real Racing 2, which is scheduled to arrive next week. The latest edition of the popular auto-racing game for iOS will feature 30 licensed cars and an expansive 16-car grid against the AI. The game offers career-mode play, covering over 10 hours of game time across a range of events. In addition to the career mode, gamers can play in Quick Race or Time Trial modes, along with local multiplayer, with up to 8 players, or online multiplayer with a maximum 16 players. Game Center support, Cloudcell integration and multiple profiles are all onboard in version 2.
The game features 15 locations across 40 miles of track. Gamers can view five different camera angles with replay support, including a 3D cockpit view powered by Firemint's Mint3D engine. Real Racing 2 also has in-game currency earning and vehicle damage. Among the 30 cars are five 2010 BMW models, five from Chevrolet, two 2010 Fords and a 2005 Ford GT, two Jaguars, three Lotus models and four from Nissan. Volkswagen has a pair of 2010 models and two from 2008, while Volvo is represented by two 2010 models and McLaren has both a 2010 model and a 1995 F1 GTR.
Real Racing 2 will require iOS 3.1 or newer and work with all iPhone and iPod touch devices. It will launch on the iTunes App Store on December 16 for $10.