EA’s widely anticipated game Real Racing 3 has hit the New Zealand and Australian App Stores, earlier than the expected date of 28th February. The game was first shown at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event in September and has since been teased in multiple videos by the development studio.
Real Racing 3 is now available in the U.S. and UK App Stores.
As we detailed yesterday, EA’s decided to embrace the freemium model with Real Racing 3, pricing the game for free and adding in-app purchases for virtual goods.
Here’s the description of the game:
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
**You’ll need to have up to 2GB of free space on your device – it’s worth it!**
Featuring Real Racing’s largest roster of cars yet, don’t miss our new manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Take the wheels of over 45 intensely detailed racers and test your skills on an authentic 22-car race grid – for the first time on mobile.
In another first for the Real Racing series, burn rubber on a full lineup of real tracks in multiple configurations from top locations around the world, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Hockenheimring, and many more.
Like nothing you’ve seen before, our innovative new Time Shifted Multiplayer™ lets you race anyone, anytime – even if they’re offline! Every career event is filled with fully interactive, AI-controlled time-shifted versions of your Game Center or Facebook friends, as well as other players from around the world.
MORE CHOICES THAN EVER
Compete in over 900 events like cup races, eliminations, endurance challenges, and drag races. Upgrade your car parts to maximize performance. See the action through a variety of camera angles and fine-tune the controls to your personal preference.
THE PREMIER RACING EXPERIENCE
Powered by the remarkable new Mint™ 3 Engine, Real Racing 3 features persistent car damage, fully functioning rear view mirrors, and dynamic reflections for a super-enhanced racing reality. Enjoy a rich, next-gen game with the most advanced cross-platform social and competitive racing community ever. Real Racing 3 delivers it all.
Here’s a hands-on video of the game:
Just like other iOS app rollouts, Real Racing 3 isn’t available throughout the world yet, except for New Zealand and Australia. We’ll keep updating this post as the game becomes available in more countries.
Real Racing 3 is now available in the U.S. and UK App Stores. We’re assuming that it should now be available in other countries as well, please tell us if you’re able to download Real Racing 3 in your country.
Thanks Pacomacman for the tip!