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  Asphalt 9: Legends on Nintendo Switch Reaches 1 Million Installs in a Single Week
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10/21/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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.

A launch trailer can be found here.

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About Gameloft

Leader in the development and publishing of games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, two of which are featured in the “Top 10 iOS Games by All-Time Worldwide Downloads” from App Annie. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Dragon Mania Legends, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Disney®, LEGO®, Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel®, Lamborghini® and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. Every month, 98 million unique users can be reached by advertisers in Gameloft games with Gameloft Advertising Solutions, a leading B2B offering dedicated to brands and agencies. Gameloft is a Vivendi company.