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Briefly: Anki Drive's new cars and more, Aspyr's Fantastic 3 bundle

updated 03:22 pm EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

iOS-compatible toy race car line-up Anki Drive expands, adds new cars, tracks and new race mode

Anki Drive, a line of toy race cars that feature iOS compatibility, has updated its Anki Drive app, as well as released new cars and tracks. Using AI robotics, Anki Drive aims to integrate the nature of video games into a physical game context, requiring Anki cars, a physical track, and at least one compatible iOS device to play. The new cars, Corax and Hadion ($70 each) are the newest "characters" for Anki Drive, with Hadion featuring Turbo Boost speeds capabilities. Corax, on the other hand, has the option to mount multiple weapons.

The new tracks ($100 each), Crossroads and Bottleneck, let players race and battle in new and more complex scenarios. Crossroads combines sharp corners with an intersection obstacle, and Bottleneck features narrow passages that require focused timing in order to pass by opponents successfully. The newly-added cars are available for purchase today, and the tracks will be available May 6.

The Anki Drive iOS app updates feature a new racing game type, as well as support for the new expansion cars and tracks. All cars can now access a "boost" feature, and an in-game scoreboard has been added. Game setup and bug fixes are also a part of v2.2.0, but users should note that iOS 6 is no longer supported. The Anki Drive iOS app is free to download through iTunes, and requires the Anki Drive Start Kit -- two cars, a race track, the Fast Charger and tire cleaner -- to play.

Aspyr Media and offer Fantastic 3 bundle for $20

Aspyr Media and have joined together to offer the Aspyr Fantastic 3 bundle, featuring BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, and Sid Meier's Civilization V. Priced at $20, gamers save a total of $60 by purchasing the limited-time bundle deal, and also receive a $5 coupon that can be used towards any other Aspyr game. Steam keys are issued for each game for activation. Requiring OS X 10.8 or later, the Fantastic 3 bundle is available until Sunday, April 21.

by MacNN Staff



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