Just in time for NASCAR’s playoffs, gamers and racing fans alike are going to get the sequel they’ve been waiting for.
704Games officially has announced “NASCAR Heat 2,” the sequel to last year’s “NASCAR Heat Evolution,” in a press release Monday. The game will release Sept. 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
While building upon the foundation laid by “Evolution,” the new game will feature enhanced online multiplayer, a deeper career mode and new drivers.
“This new game will have a very different look and an enhanced overall experience that reflects the insights of actual NASCAR drivers,” 704Games CEO Paul Brooks said in a statement.
Developers have partnered with Toyota to hold a “cover race,” to decide the driver who will serve as the face of the game. Fans have until May 19 to vote, then the top-two racers will move onto a final round of voting that will be held during Stage 2 of the Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 20.
Personally, we’d love to see Kyle Busch get the cover, as the reactions from NASCAR fans surely would be mixed, to say the least.
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