After the success of NASCAR The Game 2011, Activision has today announced the forthcoming release of NASCAR Unleashed for all major consoles, including the Wii. Available this fall, the game will see players getting the chance to take their racer to the streets, driving on (and off!), some of NASCAR’s most famous tracks in the stylish arcade racing competition.
The vehicles that you can choose to drive in the game come courtesy of 15 of NASCAR’s biggest names, including NASCAR Sprint Cup series drivers Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano. Once players have selected their turbo-charged ride, they can then start burning rubber on such famous tracks as Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. But even better than that, players will also get the chance to cut loose from the oval as they explode onto the pavements, beaches (!), and off-road tracks of the surrounding cities.
"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.”Source:“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.”