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Pre-Purchase Asphalt 9: Legends Today, Launching on Nintendo Switch October, 8TH

Pure arcade fun finally coming to Nintendo Switch for free with exclusive decal, new features including local split-screen, quick race and more


Paris, September 16th, 2019 – Gameloft, leader in the development and publishing of games, is thrilled to announce that Asphalt 9: Legends, the latest entry in the world’s most downloaded, multi-awarded mobile racing franchise, is finally available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo Switch™ system on the Nintendo eShop. Asphalt 9: Legends will launch worldwide as a free-to-download game on October 8th, 2019.


Asphalt 9: Legends for Nintendo Switch launches with all of the arcade fun and gameplay modes of the original release, including online play, multiplayer crews, world famous licensed cars and stunning tracks through the robust single player campaign. Asphalt 9: Legends launches with nearly 60 super and hyper cars including some of the fastest, rarest, and most prestigious cars ever made, such as the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren P1 and the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio. As for the mobile and PC version of the game, Gameloft will update Asphalt 9: Legends with new content over time, including new cars and tracks.


Additionally, Asphalt 9: Legends on Nintendo Switch introduces exclusive features, such as the popular local split-screen multiplayer and a brand new Quick Race mode, playable offline and online. The game supports up to 8 players in online play free-for-all and up to four player local split screen. Split screen functionality allows players to race on the 41 tracks available, with up to three local opponents with the new offline gameplay mode.


Control options are tailored to fit Nintendo Switch, allowing for a variety of play styles, using Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controller, the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller, gyroscopic motion controls, touch screen controls, or the innovative Touchdrive™, a fresh approach to driving controls that adds a layer of strategic decision to the sheer fun of the ride.


Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of Asphalt 9: Legends is a blue and red decal for the BMW Z4 LCI E89, available for all players to unlock.


Finally, Asphalt 9: Legends on the Nintendo Switch is free-to-download, and a Nintendo Switch Online membership is not be required to download and play online. Gameloft brings the highest standards regarding freemium monetization and players will be able to enjoy the game and unlock all content without making an in-game purchase. For players wanting a head start, the “Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Pack” is available to purchase and unlocks incredible supercars and resources to boost progress and to challenge friends and family in split-screen multiplayer right from the beginning.


Players can pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop here.


Screenshot can be found here.