Activision has today announced its plans to release NASCAR Unleashed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.
NASCAR Unleashed will allow players to take their racer “to the streets” by driving on AND off some of NASCAR’s most famous tracks .
In the game players can break free from the oval and explode onto the pavements, beaches and off-roads of the surrounding cities or if they wish they can just stick to the licensed tracks which include Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
“NASCAR has been tremendous in that they’ve given us the flexibility to design different kinds of racing games for their vast audience,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing. “We really wanted to make something electrifying for all NASCAR fans, not just the hardcore. NASCAR Unleashed gives players a new style of speed and excitement, without sacrificing accessibility.”
“NASCAR Unleashed is a wild and imaginative experience with few real world boundaries,” said Blake Davidson, vice president of licensing & consumer products at NASCAR and board member of NASCAR Team Properties. “By integrating NASCAR into a high octane, blindingly fast, home racing experience, we can deliver an entirely unique style of racing that will captivate players and help introduce our sport to new fans.”
The game will include an easy to read Heads-Up-Display that will inform racers of their race position, current speed, achievements and unlocks.
Sounds… well different.