Since it was announced last year that Asphalt 3D would be burning rubber to make it in time for the 3DS's launch window, the game has got itself a publisher outside of Japan, where it is published by Konami, and is now being brought to the Western hemisphere courtesy of Ubisoft.

Developed by Gameloft, Asphalt 3D will feature 17 different locations where you can race high-performance vehicles utilising the 3DS's built-in accelerometer. You can customise cars and unlock new circuits and vehicles as you progress, as well. And if you want to take part in multiplayer action, you're in luck as Local Play will support up to six players using the system's local wireless mode – though it appears there will be no online mode.

Asphalt 3D will also take advantage of StreetPass as in-game cash can be earned simply through the comparison of game data. Much like the Mario Kart titles, players can race each other's ghosts as they aim to come out top of the leaderboards. Asphalt 3D has already been rated and will ship during the first half of 2011.

Key Features

Rich, stereoscopic 3D graphics for the races and even the menus. Enjoy gameplay designed to take full advantage of the 3D screen as you weave between cars, drift inches from the curb and navigate menus that come right out of the screen.

Get behind the wheel of over 40 vehicles (cars and motorcycles) from prestigious manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ducati.

Engage in a variety of high-speed challenges and micro challenges beyond your normal race: cash attack, vigilante, high-speed chase, drift, time trial, duel and leader of the pack.

Race in 17 exciting destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Madrid, Cape Town, and Berlin, with varied track surfaces, shortcuts and spectacular jumps.

Up to six players can challenge each other in local wireless mode.

Complete StreetPass features like Viral Ghost, Rankings, and StreetPass PayTable.

Comprehensive tuning options to achieve peak performance for your vehicle.

Use the replay feature to relive all those hair-raising moments you just experienced in your last race.