Paris, October 21, 2019 – Gameloft, leader in the development and publishing of games, is thrilled to announce that Asphalt 9: Legends, the latest entry in the world’s most downloaded, multi-awarded mobile racing franchise, has reached a new milestone by hitting 1 million installs in just seven days on the Nintendo Switch™ system on the Nintendo eShop.
“This is an incredible moment for us,” said Guilherme Lachaut, VP Strategic Partnerships at Gameloft. “Bringing Asphalt 9: Legends to Nintendo Switch is something we wanted to do for a long time, as we are great fans of this platform. It has been a strong request from our community and it translates today with one million downloads in a week. We put all our craft into this new tailored version of our game to make it really fit this fantastic console. The sheer arcade fun that is Asphalt 9: Legends really shines, especially in the local splitscreen races with four players that the Nintendo Switch made possible.”
Asphalt 9: Legends for Nintendo Switch launched on October 8 as a free-to-download arcade racer with all of the arcade fun and gameplay modes of the original mobile release, including local splitscreen and offline game modes, 8-player online play, multiple control options including the innovative Touchdrive™ and impressive tracks through the robust single player campaign. Nearly 60 playable licensed super and hyper cars include some of the fastest, rarest, and most prestigious cars ever made, such as the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren P1 and the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio.
For players wanting a head start, the “Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Pack” is available to purchase and unlocks incredible supercars and resources to boost progress and to challenge friends and family in split-screen multiplayer right from the beginning.
As with the mobile and PC version of the game, Gameloft will update Asphalt 9: Legends with new content over time, including new cars and tracks.
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