Old school stock car racing fans remember highs in the NASCAR
game series like 2000's NASCAR Heat
and 2002's NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona
. Today publisher Dusenberry Martin Racing announced an upcoming NASCAR title from the same developer who brought those classics to fans, Monster Games.
According to a statement from Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR), the upcoming game NASCAR Heat Evolution
has already been in development for 18 months. It will be the first NASCAR game to grace next-gen systems like Xbox One.
The game is touted to be accessible and enjoyable for both casual and hardcore fans. It will "adapt to any skill level and deliver a true-to-life racing experience" and feature a full roster of top drivers.
DMR Chief Executive Officer Tom Dusenberry said:
Our company is a team of highly skilled gaming veterans with a proven record of success in NASCAR game development and publishing. Our commitment to the NASCAR community is to consistently deliver fun, engaging and high-quality NASCAR games to the market.
Monster Games, who have worked on several Nintendo games like Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
, are excited to return to the racetrack again. Monster Games' President Richard Garcia said:
The Monster Games team is thrilled to partner again with Tom, Ed and the Dusenberry Martin Racing team. We have been working on NASCAR Heat Evolution for 18 months and are excited about what we have created. From day one, our goal has been to deliver a fun, engaging and realistic racing game designed for NASCAR fans.
DMR has also partnered with Toyota, choosing the cover athlete via a competition for the first time in the NASCAR
series. The first Toyota driver to cross the finish line in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 21st (Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth or Martin Truex Jr.) will appear on the cover, also marking the first time a Toyota driver has held the honor. NASCAR Heat Evolution
will be available on Xbox One on September 13th in North America.