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Critically Accalimed SkyDrift Soars Onto Steam

One of the best downloadable titles of the year has flown its way directly onto Valve's Steam service. That would be Digital Reality's flight-combat racing game, SkyDrift, which previously released on XBLA and PSN.

One of the best downloadable titles of the year has flown its way directly onto Valve‘s Steam service. That would be Digital Reality‘s flight-combat racing game, SkyDrift, which previously released on XBLA and PSN.

In SkyDrift, players take control of a plane in an intense form of Mario Kart-style sky racing. A full single player tournament campaign is present, alongside fun multiplayer options. This PC release also includes the option to download the game’s two DLC packs – one of which is momentarily free. They add new maps and planes to the intense experience.

For more information on SkyDrift‘s PC release, you can check out its launch press release below. Though, you should also check out our review and its very impressive score. This is a high-quality game that more people need to check out!

Digital Reality’s recently released and critically-acclaimed aerial combat racer SkyDrift soars onto Steam today. SkyDrift is a fast paced, arcade-heavy game that gives players the ultimate racing experience with a smooth, light, and quick flight style. Previously released on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®Arcade, SkyDrift has raced to the finish line as the best aerial racing game available! Check out the game on Steam this week and receive a free DLC upgrade with the Gladiator Pack, which delivers with it two classic multiplayer online modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

The Gladiator pack is one of two DLC packs being offered for the Steam version of SkyDrift. With the Gladiator DLC you will improve your dog fighting skills with you and up to seven other players in six cut-throat arenas – including Warfactory, U.F.O. and Scrapyard. Jump into a blazing dogfight or create a new arena in order to pick the specific course settings, like weather conditions or Time Limits. Only the number of opponents eliminated will earn honor and respect! The Gladiator Pack is free for the first week only, and will cost $2.99 thereafter.

The other DLC pack is the Extreme Fighters DLC pack – it’s available for $1.49, and adds to the player’s arsenal three of the most powerful and deadliest planes available in the game, including the Vanguard, Sparrow X1 and Triwing Vintage.

Dominate against the deadliest opponents in the most spectacular exotic locations from all around the world. Choosing from 33 racing events on several reversible, living tracks, players will compete against opponents in single player or multiplayer challenges with up to eight players. The goal is simple: if you can’t overtake them, shoot them down!

SkyDrift Gameplay Features:

Eight Modern Planes to Fly: Choose from eight modern, state-of-the art airplanes turned into killing machines, each with four different skins for a total of 32 unique racing skins.

Six Power-Ups! Capture up to two different powers in your plane’s arsenal, then collect upgrades to increase the strength of those existing powers. Strategy becomes key as you must choose which powers to keep, which ones to upgrade and which ones to convert into Boost energy.

Stunning Visuals: Race through scenic venues like the Grand Canyon, Alaskan Terrain and Hawaiian Islands, created with beautiful, vibrant colors.

8-person Multiplayer: Jump online to take your friends down in this fast and furious battle.

Three Unique Game Modes: Power Race Mode is high-speed racing paired with power-ups; Speed Race Mode where players navigate the course through ring targets that accelerates plane speed, and Survival Mode where pilots race against the countdown clock and each other.

Extreme Fighters DLC Pack: The three most powerful and deadliest planes of SkyDrift are ready for takeoff. Swoop in with the indomitable bird of prey that fits your style, including Vanguard, Sparrow X1 and Triwing Vintage.

Gladiator Multiplayer Pack: Download this pack to receive classic multiplayer modes Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. Join an existing dogfight or create a new arena then choose from settings like weather conditions or Time Limit.

​​In SkyDrift, become the master of the sky with challenging achievements, collectable rewards and badges, and numerous tactical power-ups. Rated “E 10+” for Mild Violence by the Entertainment Software Review Board, SkyDrift is now available on Steam for $9.99. For more information about SkyDrift, please visit the official website at http://skydriftgame.com and YouTube page and then follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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