Asphalt Burning, a new online movie from Denmark, is a futuristic action-comedy movie based on a Serio-adapted biker myth. The movie follows the exploits of inspector Ivar Strand (Marcus Ardai-Blomberg) and his partner, inspector Christian Linden (Jonas Ratha), on their way to an important crime scene where there is a badly-injured motorist inside a burned-out car. Along the way, they encounter various other characters like Christian's friend, Michelle (Benedekk Momjian), a US Border Guard, a German anti-biker gang and the Gestapo, as well. The movie is intended to be the sequel to the Collateral, which starred Tom Cruise and Anne Hathaway.
The original Asphalt Biking movie had an amazing set of motorcycle sequences, featuring an almost cartoony look and feel, very similar to the later films of the series. However, in Asphalt Burning, director Michael Fassbender instead focuses more on the visual and technical aspects of the movie, producing a more serious and gritty look at the fast-paced world of motor racing. The result is an understandable change in tone, with the movie not being as ridiculous or over the top as its predecessor. Despite this, Asphalt Burning looks like it may be able to maintain some of the wilder aspects of the original series, while expanding on its darker side.
Though it's not in the same language as the original Norwegian version, Asphalt Biting is subtitled in English. With a bit of research, you'll find that Asphalt Biting contains a number of interesting and intriguing elements. One of the most memorable scenes features the biker mechanic, Norwe Gurne, who also happens to be the father of Norwe Gurne, the star of the original movie. This is an interesting subplot, and one that looks like it might evolve into something interesting for the sequel. Another new character introduced is Le Mortimer, played by Mikkelsen, who is identified as a witness to the fatal accident involving Le and his friend.
Le is also identified as having an interest in online racing games and appears to have taken a fancy to Asphalt Biting. Although he doesn't actually get to participate in the game in any significant way, he does provide some interesting feedback during the trailers. It's also possible to get a bit of online racing action through Asphalt Biting's social media accounts, which feature Le, Norwe, and other friends discussing racing. If you like what you see, you can "play" the game right from your Facebook page! Other social media outlets include the official Asphalt Biting site, which features video walkthroughs of the game's events, as well as an online multiplayer mode where you can go head to head with other online players.
Since Asphalt Biting was developed by a Norway company, it's only fitting that Norwegian accents can be found throughout the game. The developers chose not to localize the game to English, so many parts of the dialogue is in Norwegian. For example, you'll hear Norwegian speakers using terms similar to those used in the English language when talking about the race tracks. The multiplayer component will also use Norwegian expressions and words, and players can communicate with each other using chat bubbles and text messages. There are even icons for various Norwe topics, such as the races, which can be shown in English if you're playing online.
The game does have a story, but it's told through cut-scenes that take place between the events of Asphalt Biting and the upcoming releases of Mafia Wars 2. Although it isn't specifically stated, it's likely that the story in the future versions of these games will be more streamlined to fit the needs of each game. I can't say much for certain, but it's safe to say that the developers at Zynga have put a lot of time and money into creating a fun game that will excite fans of both racing games and zombie action games. Hopefully they will continue with these efforts.