A new virtual version of the Red Bull Air Races will give fans the chance to test their own virtual flying skills in a new tournament-style competition and crown themselves as the first ever Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Champion.
The latest version of the smartphone racing game “Red Bull Air Race – The Game” has been upgraded to include a virtual tournament that mirrors the real World Championship of air racing.
The Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Championship will culminate with the champs of each race winning invitations to Las Vegas where they will battle it out to become the first ever Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Champion and attend the 2015 season finale race as special guests. The Virtual Champion will be crowned by the actual world champion and also wins a G-flight experience in a real two-seater air race plane.
“Red Bull Air Race – The Game is awesome,” said American Kirby Chambliss, the 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Champion. “The graphics and maneuverability are so realistic. It’s like flying a real Red Bull Air Race race plane.”
Chambliss and his world championship rivals Pete McLeod of Canada, Matt Hall of Australia, and Hannes Arch of Austria got to take a sneak preview, which has detailed renderings of the actual tracks. Thanks to the game, the pilots were able to get their first virtual look at the new course in Chiba, Japan, where they will race on May 16-17.
The smartphone racing game, which includes the global tournament, the top prizes and more brand-new game content, is available free for iOS and Android. It offers gamers the chance to try flying all eight courses of the 2015 world championship. In total there are over 140 events that can be mastered in the racing classes Exhibition, Challenger, Master and Super.
Just like in the real Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the game first offers training in the “pilot camp” in Slovenia that prepares players for racing and teaches the race plane’s controls in several training units. The original Career and Global Tournament modes will also still be available. All the racetracks in the game are modeled closely on the originals. Those who prefer to engage in duels can try the Global Tournament mode, in which they must face other players from all over the world.