Real Racing 2 Available on Dec 16th for $9.99

Firemint announced earlier today that Real Racing 2, the sequel to arguably the best iPhone racing game, will be released on the App Store on December 16th for $9.99. Some of the main features include:

  • 30 officially licensed cars
  • 16 car grid against AI, and 16 player online racing – an iOS first
  • Career mode with well over 10 hours gameplay and a range of event types
  • Earn in-game currency to buy and sell cars, and buy upgrades
  • 5 game modes: Career Mode, Quick Race, Time Trial, Local Multiplayer (8 players), Online Multiplayer (16 players)

Just from the screenshots alone, Real Racing 2 is looking like Infinity Blade on wheels and a racing track. The visuals are just that stunning. If you even remotely enjoy racing games, be sure to keep an eye out for this jaw-droppingly gorgeous racer when it hits the App Store next week. More screenshots and video after the gap…

Real Racing 2 features include:

  • 30 officially licensed cars
  • 16 car grid against AI, and 16 player online racing – an iOS first
  • Career mode with well over 10 hours gameplay and a range of event types
  • Earn in-game currency to buy and sell cars, and buy upgrades
  • 5 game modes: Career Mode, Quick Race, Time Trial, Local Multiplayer (8 players), Online Multiplayer (16 players)
  • 15 locations with 40 miles of highly detailed race track
  • Vehicle damage
  • Online Save Game
  • Game Center and Cloudcell integration, multiple profiles
  • Wide range of control options
  • HUD with minimap that can be turned on or off
  • 5 camera angles including fully 3D cockpit view, and TV style replays
  • Powered by Firemint’s exclusive Mint3D™ engine

Career mode with over 10 hours gameplay

The massive career mode is the heart of Real Racing 2, and provides well over 10 hours of gameplay. There are five Tiers with 44 Events and a total of 83 races. Progressing through Career Mode will unlock new tracks and earn you in-game currency and reputation.

Tiers
The five Tiers are Club Division, State Showdown, Grand National, Pro Circuit and World Series. There are specific Requirements for entering each Tier, and each Tier contains a series of Events to compete in. Each Event has its own Requirements for entry, Prize Money and Reputation awards.

Events
There are five different event types: Cup races, Head to Head races, Championships, Time Trial challenges, and Eliminations. Cup races are one-off races against 15 opponents. Head to Head races are against a single opponent (sometimes in a specific car). Championships are a series of races against 15 opponents. Time Trial challenges require you to complete the race in a specific time. Elimination events involve a three lap race with four competitors – whoever is in last position at the end of each lap is eliminated from the race.

Requirements
The Tiers and Events in Career mode often have strict requirements for entry. To enter the first Tier you only need to purchase a vehicle, which you do when you start Real Racing 2 for the first time. Each subsequent Tier requires that you have placed in at least 2 championships in the previous Tier. Most Events also have requirements for entry. These requirements may be related to details of your current car such as having a specific Engine Class or Performance Rating. Or they may be related to your success on the track, such as winning specific Events or having enough Reputation (REP). Championship Events have their own entry fee requirements due to the greater rewards on offer.

Prize Money
Finish your Event races in a good position and you’ll be awarded Prize Money which can be used to buy new cars, customize your car or enter into championships.

Reputation
You can also earn Reputation (REP) by finishing in a good position. Some Events require you to have earned a specific level of REP before you can enter.

Wide Range of Control Options

Real Racing 2 offers 5 different control schemes, plus “flipped” versions of two of the schemes:

  • Method A: Steer by tilting your device, brake by touching the screen. Automatic acceleration.
  • Method B: Steer by tilting your device; accelerate by touching the right side of the screen, brake by touching the left side of the screen.
  • Method C: Steer by sliding the wheel left and right on the left side of the screen. Brake by touching the right side of the screen. Automatic acceleration.
  • Method C (flipped): Steer by sliding the wheel left and right on the right side of the screen. Brake by touching the left side of the screen. Automatic acceleration.
  • Method D: Steer by sliding the wheel left and right on the left side of the screen. Accelerate by touching the bottom right corner of the screen, brake by touching the middle right side of the screen.
  • Method D (flipped): Steer by sliding the wheel left and right on the right side of the screen. Accelerate by touching the bottom left corner of the screen, brake by touching the middle left side of the screen.
  • Method E: Steer left and right by touching the left and right sides of the screen, brake by touching the middle of the screen. Automatic acceleration.

For complete details, check out the Real Racing 2 page here.

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