Blur is back... as a top-down mobile game

Blur is back--just not in the way you may expect. Activision has licensed the IP to Marmalade Play, who have transformed it into a top-down arcade racer for iOS and Android.

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Bizarre Creations' last game before they were unceremoniously shuttered by Activision was arcade racer Blur. Essentially Mario Kart with realistic cars, the game had you using power-ups to attack other vehicles and gain the edge.

Blur is back--just not in the way you may expect. Activision has licensed the IP to Marmalade Play, who have transformed it into a top-down arcade racer for iOS and Android.

The game is now available on Google Play, with an iOS release to come soon. And of course, it's free-to-play. Like the original console game, you'll have various power-ups at your disposal: mines, shield, nitro, shock, and more.

There are 25 cars to own and 250 customizations to unlock, which should give you a good idea how monetization might work in the game. Here's a trailer of what it looks like:

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    October 25, 2013 1:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Blur is back... as a top-down mobile game.

    Blur is back--just not in the way you may expect. Activision has licensed the IP to Marmalade Play, who have transformed it into a top-down arcade racer for iOS and Android.

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      October 25, 2013 1:32 PM

      I am disappointed, Blur was such a good game. It was literally Mario Kart but with real cars

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      October 25, 2013 2:09 PM

      What a fucking disappointment. Especially after the Blur 2 concept teaser. http://kotaku.com/5973766/this-is-probably-what-blur-2-would-looked-like-too-bad-youll-never-play-it

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      October 25, 2013 3:25 PM

      Bizarre Creations was one of my fav devs. Blur was a lot of fun too. This remake seems okay, I'll give it a shot, but I'd rather Bizarre have kept the IP.

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        October 25, 2013 3:49 PM

        I'd rather Bizarre didnt go out of business!

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        October 25, 2013 4:33 PM

        Did you like Forza Horizons? A bunch of Bizarre guys ended up at Playground.

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      October 25, 2013 7:00 PM

      I just got Bur for PC at Best Buy for $10. Really fun, though poorly optimized.

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        October 25, 2013 7:01 PM

        Your mom is poorly optimized

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        October 28, 2013 7:39 AM

        It runs fine on a Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM and a GeForce 460Ti.

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          October 28, 2013 2:13 PM

          At 60fps, effects on maxiumum? I'm running a quad-core C2D with 6GB RAM and a 7850, and mine is variable between 40 and 60. Apparently people with lower end i7's can't even get a steady 60.

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      October 28, 2013 4:53 AM

      Although Activision will basically burn in hell for what they did to Bizarre Creations, and this here is a luke-warm dip in the pool, at the very least it seems someone, somewhere in that cesspool of a company is trying to still get this thing made and this was the "compromise"

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