As scheduled, EA has released Real Racing 3 for iPhone and iPad today as a free universal download in the App Store. While the game is initially free to play, there are some limitations on what you can do with the freemium version. Nonetheless, the game packs some of the best looking graphics on a mobile platform.
Real Racing 3 offers 46 licensed vehicles, most of which can be purchased with cash earned from completing in-game events, while others require a hefty amount of gold, the game’s premium purchasable currency which can be obtained as an in-app purchase. A brand new Time Shifted Multiplayer™ lets you race your friends, even if they’re offline. With its new Mint™ 3 Engine, the game features persistent car damage, fully functioning rear view mirrors and dynamic reflections.
From the official iTunes description:
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology
Featuring Real Racing’s largest roster of cars yet, don’t miss our new manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Take the wheels of over 45 intensely detailed racers and test your skills on an authentic 22-car race grid – for the first time on mobile.
In another first for the Real Racing series, burn rubber on a full lineup of real tracks in multiple configurations from top locations around the world, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Hockenheimring, and many more.
Like nothing you’ve seen before, our innovative new Time Shifted Multiplayer™ lets you race anyone, anytime – even if they’re offline! Every career event is filled with fully interactive, AI-controlled time-shifted versions of your Game Center or Facebook friends, as well as other players from around the world.
MORE CHOICES THAN EVER
Compete in over 900 events like cup races, eliminations, endurance challenges, and drag races. Upgrade your car parts to maximize performance. See the action through a variety of camera angles and fine-tune the controls to your personal preference.
The game measures 716 MB in size but you should have at least 2 GB of free space on your device for best experience.
Download Real Racing 3 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad [Direct Link]