If you're like us and got excited watching Google demo the impressive looking new racing title Asphalt 8: Airborne by Gameloft during their Nexus 7 announcement, we have some bad news. After Google spilled the beans early, Gameloft officially confirmed that their new title would hit Android devices on August 8th, that's tomorrow. However, this afternoon we've been informed of a slight delay.
Asphalt 8: Airborne is the high speed, action-packed race game for Android and iOS, and as you can see by 8 releases, it's extremely popular. 7 is still probably my favorite racing game to date, and Asphalt 8 looks even more promising. Using next-gen graphics engines for stunning visuals, realistic life-like physics and reflections, and much more.
We've been getting teaser videos and screenshots for the past few weeks from Gameloft, but this afternoon Gameloft has confirmed to Android Community that the game will be delayed. It will not arrive tomorrow, and they currently have no new date in sight. Hopefully the wait is only a week or two, but they have nothing to announce at this time.
I was prepared to download and enjoy this racing title tonight at midnight, but we're officially back on the "coming soon" wagon and we'll have to wait for further details. There also appears to be a fake on the Google Play Store from a developer listed as "Game luft" and we'd advise that you don't install it. To end on a good note, since there is a little silver lining here, Gameloft just dropped a few new awesome screenshots showing just how impressive the graphics will be on their next mobile title. Check them out below and we'll update when a new release date is revealed.