Crazy Taxi City Rush receives a soft-launch on the Canadian App Store

Canadian SEGA fans who want to get their hands on Crazy Taxi City Rush early can do so now, as the previously revealed soft-launch has begun with the Canadian App Store being the first to receive the game. The free to play game is to feature in-app purchases, and the Canadian App Store page for the game lists the following IAP tiers: Loose change $2.99, Sack of diamonds $9.99, Executive case $9.99, Box of diamonds $19.99, High roller $19.99. Note that these prices are in Canadian currency.

How in-app-purchases work was detailed in our interview with Hardlight Studio’s senior designer Scott West who told us “The main loop of the game consists of the player buying their own Taxi and then completing a series of 7 HQ missions in each District. As these missions get progressively harder, the player will have to upgrade their Taxi to improve its performance and lower the difficulty rating of the HQ Missions. In order to do this, the player can take part in a variety of other missions which are available throughout the district at any one time.”

After the break, check out the full App Store description of the game, and if you’re a Canadian download the game today and tell us what you think!

Crazy Taxi™: City Rush is the ALL-NEW sequel of SEGA’s legendary action franchise. It’s FREE and designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!

Speed, drift, whip around corners, weave through traffic, up ramps and into the air. The crazier you drive the higher your rewards.

For the first time ever, fully customize your very own crazy taxi. Increase its power and visual appeal with a wide variety of over-the-top upgrades and looks. Then collect a whole fleet of cabs.

Master the streets of the big city to speed up your times. Meet new and classic characters. Even drive your Facebook friends crazy — take them for a ride and compete for best cabbie on the planet.
Crazy Taxi: City Rush Features:
• Intuitive one-touch driving controls
• All-new city to master and explore
• All-new cast of crazy passengers
• Crazy variety of special missions and challenges
• Expand the city for higher pay and crazier routes
• Drive crazy to music from your personal library
• Portrait and landscape modes
• Created by the original Crazy Taxi designer, Kenji
Kanno, and SEGA’s top mobile developer, Hardlight,
makers of Sonic® Dash


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