It’s barely been over a week since EA announced the creation of Firemonkeys (a merge between Firemint and IronMonkeys), but the new studio has announced earlier today that Real Racing 3 will be “coming soon” for the iPhone and iPad. The Real Racing series is widely considered the best in the genre on iOS and the upcoming sequel aims to take things up another notch.
In preparation for the holiday season, Firemint has updated their mighty popular iOS games with new additional content. Flight Control (TMA Review) for the iPhone receives the new Storm Airfield map. As the name implies, any aircraft zapped by lighting can’t turn for a period of Time. Meanwhile, Flight Control HD offers the new Moon Base Map, where you not only have to avoid other spacecrafts, but asteroids as well. More importantly, both Flight Control games now allow players to buy Rewind credits ($0.99 for 10 rewinds), which can then be used to turn back time and potentially earn higher scores by averting imminent disaster. Last but not least, the splendid puzzler SPY mouse is now Holiday themed (World 1). So expect snow, Christmas decorations, candy canes instead of cheese crumbs and more. Full “What’s New” details after the break.
Real Racing 2 first arrived for the iPhone 4 last December and it quickly won over racing fans with superb graphics and tight controls. Now Firemint has unleashed the “HD” version and it hopes to continue the trend. Made to work on both iPad 1 & 2, the game features all the great content of RR2, plus an expanded career mode and races exclusive to the iPad. And for those soon-to-be iPad 2 owners, Real Racing 2 HD will offer superior visuals and enhanced controls:
- For iPad 2, full-screen anti-aliasing, fully-modeled vehicle interiors visible through translucent windows, high-detail objects and surfaces and enhanced reflections
- Full support for iPad 2’s gyroscope for precision steering
- Transfer service for save games between Real Racing 2 on iPhone and Real Racing 2 HD on iPad
- Seamless multiplayer between Real Racing 2 and Real Racing 2 HD
You can grab the impressive racer now for $12.99 on the App Store.
Firemint, Real Racing 2 HD, 387 MB – $12.99
Firemint announced earlier this morning that their bestselling Flight Control HD (see our iPhone review) has dropped in price from $4.99 to $0.99 for one day – an 80% discount. This is the first time Flight Control HD’s gone on sale, and at this price, no iPad should be without the game that started the whole line-drawing craze on the iDevice.
You’re an air traffic controller at an increasingly busy airport: just touch and drag aircraft to their landing zones. Sounds easy? You’ll need nerves of steel and smart strategy to keep the chaos under control! Flight Control HD has been especially redesigned for iPad, with all the iPhone content plus new ways to play, new maps and new graphics. It’s insanely addictive – easy to start, but impossible to stop, so get it now and find out what everyone is raving about!
If you’ve been holding out for a price drop on the iPad version, be sure to pick this one up before the deal’s over.
Firemint, Flight Control HD, 17.8 MB – $0.99
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…
Firemint’s wildly popular Flight Control (TMA Review) for the iPhone has just received an update that allows for Online Multiplayer via Game Center, Apple’s own social gaming Network. Now gamers can both play the role of air traffic controller cooperatively by sending planes back and forth between each other’s iDevice screen. What’s more, Voice Chat can also be turned on during multiplayer, so both parties can discuss in-game strategies in real time.
The update is free for those who already purchased the app. If not, Flight Control for the iPhone is only $0.99 and still remains one of the most addictive games on the platform.
Firemint have officially announced the release of Real Racing HD and Flight Control HD for the iPad. If you’ll recall, these two games on the iPhone and iPod Touch set the App Store on fire with their respective releases last year, with Flight Control even ushering the way for the countless line-drawing games that soon followed. Utilizing the iPad’s new hardware capabilities, Real Racing HD and Flight Control HD both feature great visuals and additional gameplay modes and content. From what we’ve seen, Firemint is looking like they have 2 sure-fire hit games on their hands once again. Video trailers and more info after the break!
Race fans haven’t long to wait for another exciting tyre-burner. Firemint Real Racing has just been submitted to Apple for approval and considering the dosh that rides on the wheels of racing apps, expect Apple to move quickly. This racer isn’t another Need for Speed clone – you will take the role of a championship racer at the head or tail of a bunch of other professionals. Great graphics, tight cornering and my favourite: cockpit view are all included. But don’t take my word for it, take a gander at the video!
Keep an eye out at the App Store for Real Racing as well as other great apps from Firemint.
Over the past several months, there have been some great games priced at a dollar that has made its way to the Top 10 at the App Store: Doodle Jump, Pocket God and Stickwars just to name a few. Not only are they great in value, but their developers have also made every effort in updating the game to keep the content fresh and sweet. Well Firemint, the fine folks behind one of the most popular titles in Flight Control (and one that had been enjoying life atop of the App World for quite sometime) has just released a worthwhile update that includes more planes, airports and in-game scoreboards for those ultra competitive stat junkies.
If you have yet to try out Flight Control, do us a favor and buy the $0.99 game ASAP. Its fun, addictive and crazy challenging (I can’t disclose how many planes I have landed for fear of being mocked), and it sure beats being a real ATC controller. Be sure to check out J. D’s review of the game and more juicy screenshots/details can be found after the jump.