Game AnnouncementJune 22 2012
Asphalt 7: Heat Races to the Top of The App Store in Record Time!
Paris, June 22nd 2012 –Asphalt 7: Heat, the latest instalment to Gameloft’s best-selling racing franchise, has been awarded Apple’s Editor’s Choice this week after having reached the top spot in the App Store’s top paid apps rankings in 17 different countries on the iPhone, and 51 countries on the iPad.
Within the games category, Asphalt 7: Heat also reached the first position in the ranking of the best paid games on the App Store on iPhone in 47 countries, and 57 countries on the iPad. Consumers’ ratings have also been exceptional as they range from 4.5/5 to 5/5 in most countries around the world.
Asphalt 7: Heatis an adrenaline-fuelled car-racing game where players compete in ruthless showdowns at breakneck speeds across the world, spanning from locations such as Hawaii and Miami, to London and Rio de Janeiro. Players will also enjoy getting behind the wheel of 60 different cars from prestigious marques including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, BMW and Audi.
“We’re thrilled to see the enthusiastic welcome Asphalt 7: Heat has received all over the world. Throughout development, our production teams have invested a great deal of passion and determination to bring technical and graphical innovation and to give life to the intensity of high-speed racing, while still delivering a compelling and engaging experience for everyone. The dazzling start of this latest instalment of Asphalt, a best-selling franchise with more than 50 million downloads since launch, crowns the series as the benchmark racing game for smartphones and tablets.”said Julien Fournials, Senior Vice President Production at Gameloft.
It will be available on Android on June 25.
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Jessica W. Lewinstein| North American PR Manager | Gameloft
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