Nintendo 3DS

Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing Has Licensed Cars


While Gameloft hold the rights for the Asphalt series, Konami are publishing Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing in Japan. Or maybe worldwide…we aren’t sure yet.


Today, Konami updated their official site for the game with screenshots. Asphalt 3D is slated for Spring 2011, which means it could be their first 3DS title out the gate.


Other 3DS titles Konami are publishing include: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Contra, Frogger, a new Pro Evolution Soccer game, Project LovePlus, Pro Baseball Spirits 3D, and an original adventure game called Doctor Lautrec and the Knights of Oblivion.


But back to Asphalt 3D. The game includes licensed cars. The above screen is of a Maserati Gran Turismo S. Other cars shown off on the website were:


Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss2


McLaren MP4-12C


McLaren MP4-12C in a race


Ferrari 599 GTO (front view)


Ferrari 599 GTO in a race


Bentley GT Speed

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.