New Nexus 7 2 games: Prince of Persia, Rip Tide GP2 and Asphalt Airborne

News Clare Hopping 18:05, 24 Jul 2013

A whole load of new games have launched alongside the new Nexus 7 2 including Prince of Persia, Rip Tide GP 2 and Asphalt 8 Airborne

Google announced three new games at the Nexus 7 2 launch, specifically built for the new device and Android 4.3.

The new gaming platform offers ‘turbo gaming on Android’ and in just two months, 100s of games have added Google Play Games Services and now 19 out of the top 20 game developers are building apps for Android.

Google originally announced the service at Google I/O 2013 back in May. 

Google also announced today a new hub called Google Play Games. It allows you to play in real time against friends and see achievements, leaderboards and other information in your own Google Plus Circles.

You can discover new games to see what friends are playing and instantly download the games from Google Play.

Google Play Games is available to download now from Google Play and ships preinstalled on the Google Nexus 7 2.

Here’s a guide to the best new games launching with the Nexus 7 2, taking advantage of the device’s HD display, new Adreno 320 GPU and of course Android 4.3 with OpenGL support.

Rip Tide GP2 for the new Nexus 7 2

Available today

Rip Tide GP2 offers Jetski racing in full 1080p. The detailed graphics show tiny details like splashes on the camera lens and this new version of the Rip Tide offers more stunts than ever before. It’s super smooth and responsive, making the most of the tech packed into the Nexus 7 2. You can also play in real time, using Google's Cloud services to track and monitor your progress.

Prince of Persia 2 for the new Nexus 7 2

Available tomorrow (July 25)

The new version of the 1990s classic Prince of Persia game has new touch and gesture control. Ubisoft has overhauled the combat system and 3D visuals, taking advantage of the 1080p playback. Even shadows move in real time as the perspective changes.

Asphalt 8 Airborne for the new Nexus 7 2

Available August 8

The update to Asphalt 7 takes advantage of the 1080p screen on the Nexus 7 2, showing up every speck of dirt on the road. You’ll even see real-time reflections and when the weather kicks in, the lighting changes to make it look like the real world. Using Google Play Games, you can share screenshots of your progress with friends and play against them in real time.

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