Cypress, Calif., June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has just announced that the Nitto-sponsored hit mobile game, Racing Rivals, is now available to Android users through the Google Play store. Created by Cie Games, this free-to-play mobile racing game, which has already seen more than 5 million installs and ranks as the top grossing racing game in more than 50 countries for the iPhone, brings high-stakes competitive racing to Android smartphones and tablets.
"Nitto Tire is a company that is Fueled by Enthusiasts, which definitely shows in the popularity of this game," said Gloria Miyamoto, Manager, Brand Publishing for Nitto Tire. "We are excited to now be able to offer Racing Rivals to the massive Android community and connect even more enthusiasts to each other in a worldwide virtual community that spans all genres of automotive passion."
With the launch of Racing Rivals on Google Play, Android users can now be part of a game that brings real-time racing against live opponents to their fingertips and, thanks to its cross-platform compatibility, join the already thriving and robust community that has been steadily growing since the game's initial launch for iOS back in August, 2013. Racing Rivals delivers the real emotions of high-stakes racing to the Android market in a way that has never been seen before - allowing players to race for gems or even for the pink slips to their virtual rides. Competing in team challenges, users can also compete to control cities and earn gems or other exclusive prizes including special cars and liveries.
Racing Rivals bridges the gap between reality and fantasy, allowing users to choose from over 60 officially licensed cars from the world's most popular manufacturers like BMW, Honda, McLaren, RWB, Ford and more. But users aren't just stuck racing each other in factory cars. In Racing Rivals, users can tune their cars with a whole catalog of performance parts including everything from air filters to crankshafts, turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous oxide, custom wheels and, of course, real world tires from Nitto.
Developed and published by Cie Games, Racing Rivals is free for Android on Google Play. The game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Korean. For more information on Racing Rivals, please visit www.racingrivals.com. To learn more about Nitto tires, please visit www.nittotire.com. Join Nitto Tire on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NittoTire and on Twitter at @NittoTire.
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