By McKinley Noble | 02-28-2013 | 4:45PM

It's been over two years since the last Real Racing game hit smartphones and tablets, but things behind the franchise scenes were a lot different back then.

Not only was the title developed by a different team, but you still had to pay a flat price to get behind the wheel.

Now, Real Racing 3 is hitting mobile devices as a freemium release, powered by the efforts of Firemonkey Studios, a team created by the EA-sponsored merger of Firemint and IronMonkey.

Only certain regions seem to have access to the game right now, though—we didn't have any trouble downloading it from Google Play in North America, but a look at the Swedish portal says the app isn't live yet just.

But if you can get access to the game, there's plenty of content waiting at your fingertips.

Aside from the 45 cars and 900 events that come with the basic package, there's also a lot of in-app content you can purchase to skip waiting times for buying new rides, repairing cars and getting tune-ups.

But most attractive is definitely the multiplayer, which houses racing data from any of your connected friends, letting you try to beat those times in a variety of race types.

Driving game fans should get a kick out of Real Racing 3, which is available for any device with Android 2.3.3 or better, although you'll need to square away some room for the 1.7GB download.


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