Gameloft today announced that Asphalt 9: Legends, the latest entry in the world’s most downloaded, multi-awarded mobile racing franchise, is launching on the Nintendo Switch later this Summer.
Asphalt 9: Legends on the Nintendo Switch will be free-to-download, and a Nintendo Switch Online account will not be required to download and play online. Gameloft brings the highest standards regarding freemium monetization and players will be able to enjoy the game and unlock all content without making an in-game purchase. For players wanting a head start, the “Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Pack” is available at launch and unlocks incredible supercars and resources to boost progress and to challenge friends and family in split-screen multiplayer right from the beginning.
The Nintendo Switch version of Asphalt 9: Legends will introduce local split screen multiplayer and a brand new Quick Race mode playable offline and online. Players will also find the series’ acclaimed arcade racing gameplay tailored to fit the Nintendo Switch, allowing for a variety of play styles, using Joy-Con, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, gyroscopic motion controls, touch screen controls, or the innovative Touchdrive, a fresh approach to driving controls that adds a layer of strategic decision to the sheer fun of the ride.
Created by Gameloft Barcelona in 2018, Asphalt 9: Legends quickly became the critically acclaimed and multi-awarded reference of mobile arcade racing games. In this Nintendo Switch version, players will find the same fun, arcade racing experience where they can perfect their skills, prove their worth, and become legends by cruising across awe-inspiring tracks set around the world. They will collect and unlock world famous licensed hypercars and stunning tracks by racing through the robust single player campaign. AAsphalt 9: Legends launches with nearly 60 super and hyper cars including some of the fastest, rarest, and most prestigious cars ever made, such as the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren P1 and the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, exclusive to Asphalt 9: Legends. Gameloft will update Asphalt 9: Legends with new content similar to the mobile and PC version of the game.
Asphalt 9: Legends supports up to 8 players in online play free-for-all and up to four player local split screen. Split screen functionality allows players to race on one of the 42 tracks available, with up to three local opponents with the new offline gameplay mode.
More information on Asphalt 9: Legends for the Nintendo Switch will be announced later this year.
Check out the Asphalt 9: Legends Switch Trailer: