Fast & Furious 6 is set to debut May 24th, but those of you interested in getting in on the action ahead of time can check out Fast & Furious: The Game, which is now available on the App Store for free. That’s right, you can check that out right here if you are interested: Fast & Furious 6. Here is the full press release:
Kabam’s Fast & Furious 6: The Game Races to iOS and Android Devices
High-Quality Racer Based on Upcoming
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May 16, 2013 – San Francisco, Calif. – Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games, today released Fast & Furious 6: The Game for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, with an Android release coming soon on Google Play. Developed in Vancouver, British Columbia by Kabam’s Exploding Barrel Games Studio, Fast & Furious 6: The Game takes players to London in a plotline that runs parallel to the upcoming blockbuster film from Universal Pictures.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game is Kabam’s first free-to-play racing title, and joins the company’s existing mobile megahits that include Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, a top 10 franchise that has grossed $200 million in less than four years, and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, which is a top ten grossing game on iOS worldwide and within the top 15 grossing games on Google Play worldwide, according to the App Annie Index. Fast & Furious 6: The Game is also Kabam’s first title to be translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
“We’re exceptionally proud of what the Kabam team in Vancouver has accomplished with this game,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “It is truly one of the highest quality games on a tablet or smartphone.”
“Kabam’s first foray into the racing genre is nothing short of sensational,” Sheppard continued. “From the console-quality graphics to the unique take on street racing, this game exhilarates the player and leaves the competition stalled in its tracks.”
The game transports players to the high-octane world of Fast & Furious 6 in a storyline that runs parallel to the film’s plot. Players will race alongside well-known characters from the new film, drag racing and drifting their way through a series of intense street races and breathtaking heists. Additionally, players will be able to customize their cars with decals and original paintjobs, as well as acquire different vehicles from such manufacturers as BMW, Honda, Dodge and Ford.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game was developed by the design team headed by Scott Blackwood, whose experience includes 15 years at EA and such AAA console franchises like Skate. The developer lineup also consists of other game makers with a rich history working on AAA driving franchises.
Kabam is the leader in the western world leader for free-to-play core games with 1st and 3rd party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple Store, Google Play, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other platforms. In 2012 Kabam revenues grew by 70 percent to more than $180 million. The company is profitable and has seven titles that gross more than $1 million per month, including four grossing more than $3 million and two grossing more than $7 million per month. Kabam’s Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $200 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched and in April 2013 Kabam announced the $50 million WW Dev Fund to provide third-party developers access to Kabam’s technology platform, marketing channels, and best practices that Kabam’s in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has 600 employees across three continents, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company’s investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, SK Telecom, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.
If you are interested, below there are some screenshots of the game.
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