PARIS, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest installment in Gameloft's successful arcade racing franchise, reached the top of the app sales charts on the App Store in 56 countries on iPhone and 68 countries on iPad on its first day. A race to the top in record time! Asphalt 8: Airborne was also featured in the App Store's Editor's Choice.
Asphalt 8: Airborne has been universally acclaimed by users, with 4.5 and 5 star rankings in most countries' App Stores. The press has also been enthusiastic with their praise. PocketGamer.uk gave the game a score of 9 out of 10 and a Gold Award for "a brilliantly put together arcade racing package." Gamereactor.de scored the game 10 out of 10, adding "it's a real masterpiece on mobile and a really great game compared to all arcade racing games on the "real consoles". And Touch Arcade anointed Asphalt 8: Airborne with a perfect 5 out of 5, remarking that "Asphalt 8 is an excellent racer on all fronts and needs to be checked out."
"We've been working on the Asphalt franchise for 9 years now, always with the same passion. All of the teams who worked on this game have dedicated themselves tocreating a totally innovative gaming experience, with mind-blowing graphics and technology" says Julien Fournials SVP Production at Gameloft. "The sensational debut of this latest installment has definitively crowned Asphalt as the benchmark game for arcade racing fans on smartphones and tablets."
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