NASCAR Heat Evolution coming to game consoles in September

Alex Butler

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20 (UPI) -- The top finishing Toyota Racing driver will be the cover athlete of "NASCAR Heat Evolution."

"For the first time on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, race as your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers across all 23 licensed NASCAR tracks in stunning HD," says of the video game.


The game will be available on September 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

"Get ready for the most fun you've had with a NASCAR game in years! Whether you're a casual racer or die-hard sim fan, NASCAR Heat Evolution will adjust to your skill level with a brand new AI and Speed Rating system that applies the right amount of challenge for you."

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The game features "pick-up-and-place races," career mode, and the new Chase mode. In Chase mode, gamers can "experience the excitement of the final 10 races of the NASCAR season as (they) compete to take home the prestigious Sprint Cup." The game also features challenges, where gamers can "relive or rewrite this season's most memorable moments as the drivers who lived them."

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"After over a decade, Monster Games returns to NASCAR," the game's website says. "This team of all-stars created the original NASCAR Heat and NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona, two of the most highly rated and best-selling NASCAR titles of all-time. This dedicated group has built NASCAR Heat Evolution from the ground up to ensure a brand new racing experience."

Dusenberry-Martin Racing and monster Games collaborated on the game, which also released in 2000 and 2002.

When either Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, or Martin Truex Jr. are chosen, it will be the first time Toyota or any of its eligible drivers, will be the face of a NASCAR video game.

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"It's a new design that's aimed to bring a mass-market, fun NASCAR experience to a young audience," Matt Dusenberry, director of partnerships and revenue at Dusenberry Racing told "We've encapsulated a lot of the authenticity of NASCAR on Sundays and put it in the hands of our fans to experience on the next-generation consoles."

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