Asphalt Nitro-2: A Budget Racer?

Who doesn’t love racer games? They are just one of the few genres in gaming that can get your blood pumping hard and fill your body with adrenaline that is just so difficult to achieve with other types of games. In fact, even when we grow up, we are constantly surrounded by racer games that shape our perspective towards gaming heavily. The fact that these games are so simple and yet suitable for most ages, involving no element of violence or blood makes them a prime choice for all age groups. In fact, I consider myself as someone who has been shaped by 3d racers growing up and they were my gateway into gaming. But there are tons of other people who might not have access to the hardware needed to do so. And Asphalt Nitro-2 is the one for them.

Now, you might be wondering why I bring hardware into this conversation. After all, gaming is always supposed to be done on some sort of hardware that will support it. However, not everyone can afford the kind of hardware needed to run the latest games on high settings. In such cases, we have to look for more efficient and hardware-friendly ways to bring such games to the masses. And that is exactly what Gameloft is planning to achieve with the new Asphalt Nitro-2. The original game in the series, Asphalt Nitro is one that is known by almost everyone who indulges in mobile gaming. It is quite a heavy game and requires some serious hardware to run it smoothly, hence limiting it to people who can afford high-end hardware. But the Asphalt Nitro-2 takes care of all that.

How all of this happens is something that I’m sure you are quite curious about. So without much further ado, let us talk in detail about the game.

Asphalt Nitro-2: A Lite Asphalt

Asphalt Nitro-2

If you’re someone who has been into mobile racers and generally indulged in mobile gaming, then you would be well aware of the original Asphalt Nitro. The game is one that has been on top of the charts on the Play Store for quite a while now and continues to rule the world of all racing fans. However, the large size and the heavy requirements for the game limit it from being played by anyone who owns a budget phone or is low on space. In such cases, it is tough even to get the game to run, let alone at a playable framerate. However, Asphalt Nitro-2  is the newest addition to the Asphalt franchise by Gameloft that promises to come in at low size and with a decent spec requirement that won’t require flagship hardware.

Asphalt Nitro-2 itself is a new standalone game that is under development by Gameloft that features all the important and loved features and game modes of the original Asphalt but packages it in a way that even low-end mobiles can run it. The game itself comes with around 50 Megabytes of storage, compared to the 2 Gigabytes of Storage that the original game demands from its users. The game is also a big update in terms of the intensity it offers, as Gameloft has reportedly made it much more fun and has improved on everything that they received feedback on, including the TouchDrive technology that has made its return here.

Personally, looking at the game trailers, I’m quite happy with the way that Gameloft has implemented things here. There are obviously some corners that have been cut in favor of making the game more optimized to run on lower-end hardware, but it still looks stunning for the amount of optimization that it offers. The gameplay, too, mirrors that of the original Asphalt, and Asphalt Nitro-2 makes no compromises when it comes to the fun factor. There are no pay-to-win elements and things are not hidden behind paywalls, which is a big plus when it comes to any game.

Asphalt Nitro-2 Release Date

This is somewhat of a complicated issue when it comes to this game. While Asphalt Nitro-2 has been available to some people for a long time now due to it being available on the Gameloft store and other sideloading apps on Android, it still doesn’t have a presence on the Google Play store. The game is still under active development and Gameloft has restricted access to a limited number of players. This is intended to continue until the game is finally ready for public release. However, we have no clue as to when Gameloft plans to release the game. All we can do is hope that the wait isn’t too long.

Asphalt Nitro-2 Outlook

With all that we know about the game so far, the outlook for Asphalt Nitro-2 looks very good as it caters to the gamers that have been looking to get their hands on Asphalt for a long time now but haven’t been able to. The game itself is a really good piece of work that deserves recognition regardless of the franchise that it belongs to, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to play a good mobile racer.

The game is available on the Gameloft store:

Asphalt Nitro-2 on Gameloft

You may check out the gameplay for the game here:

What do you think about the game? Are you excited for it? Let me know in the comments down below.

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