E3 2014 is off in full swing and along with big name game studios announcing their latest titles for our home consoles, Gameloft is doing the same with mobile. The mobile games publisher had a few new games to announce at the show, starting with Asphalt Overdrive, their newest take on the arcade racer.
Don’t call it Asphalt 9 — Asphalt Overdrive is a completely different fish (more of a spin-off). With gameplay that closely mimics endless runners, the game is not only played in portrait mode, but features swipe-able controls similar to titles like Subway Surfers. Again, this is not a race. Instead, Overdrive will have you completing missions, running from the cops, taking down other cars, and performing stunts — all with iconic cars from your favorite 80’s shows (A-Team van, Magnum PI’s Ferrari, Knight Riders’ black Trans Am).
Modern Combat 5
Another iteration of Gameloft’s widely popular Modern Combat franchise is making its debut with Modern Combat 5 Blackout, coming soon to mobile devices. MC5 will feature… well, more of everything you love about the FPS genre, only shrunken down for your Android smartphone or tablet. The game’s main draw is the 4 new character classes: heavy, recon, assault, and sniper. Modern Combat 5 will have a multiplayer mode for gaming with friends and arguably the best part about the new title is that it will be a paid premium title, none of that freemium stuff. Modern Combat 5 Blackout will hit app stores for around $7 when it debuts later this year.
And if endless running is your thing, you’re in luck. Gameloft’s Spider-Man Unlimited combines that tried-and-true classic gameplay with your favorite Marvel franchise. SMU features Spidey in a variety of his iconic suits — Iron Spider, Spider-Man Noir, Ends of the Earth — as he faces off against his usual foes. Gameloft shows us the Green Goblin and Vulture at the end of their new trailer.
Along with the aforementioned titles, Ice Age Adventures, Rival Knights: Cars, and Dungeon Gems were also announced at E3, although there wasn’t much information about those titles currently. Gameloft is streaming a variety of these new titles live via their Twitch account, so check that out if you have a chance.