Eutechnyx previously entered a publishing partnership with NASCAR license holder Activision to produce the multiplatform NASCAR 2011: The Game. Eutechnyx confirmed with Joystiq that it has acquired the NASCAR license and will self-publish its upcoming NASCAR releases without seeking a third-party publisher.
NASCAR The Game 2013 is currently in development for Windows, featuring a collection of recreated scenarios from past NASCAR races and the ability to race as Gen 6 model cars. The mobile version, NASCAR: Redline, boasts "touch-reaction racing action" mixed with management-styled gameplay.
NASCAR Games for PC and Mobile Platforms Set to Debut This Summer
Charlotte, NC– June 12, 2013 – Leading independent racing game developer Eutechnyx today announced that they are expanding their NASCAR partnership with two new videogames; NASCAR® The Game™ 2013 for Windows PC and NASCAR®: Redline™ for mobile devices. With the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season off to a great start, both NASCAR® The Game™ 2013 and NASCAR®: Redline™ are the perfect companions for any NASCAR fan, as they put gamers right into the driver's seat of America's favorite motorsport.
"NASCAR has been an amazing company to work with, and we hope that we're able to share the passion and love we have for the sport with the legions of fans across the globe," said Dave Thompson, Development Director at Eutechnyx. "We've spent a lot of time developing new and compelling ways for racing fans to get involved and experience what it's like to be part of NASCAR nation, from getting your car race ready to doing 500 miles around Daytona International Speedway."
NASCAR® The Game™ 2013 lets players take to the tracks and redefine races using the new Gen 6 model cars. Supporting an updated and enhanced paint booth tool, players can customize their Gen 6 paint schemes and import them into the games multiple race modes to show the world their design skills. Supporting the new 2013 roster with all the team and driver changes, players can take their own shot at being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion by starting a competitive season as a rookie and racing against their favorite drivers in career mode, or race online with friends.
The game also features Inside Line Highlights - scenarios from actual NASCAR races (2011, 2012 seasons) that have been recreated from the actual race telemetry data, which allow players to recreate, relive and rewrite the most exciting NASCAR moments. Additionally, and a first for any sport based videogame, the current 2013 season is being supported by weekly downloadable Inside Line Highlights being available shortly after racing events take place. The package is made complete with commentary provided courtesy of Fox Sports' Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy, while the player's crew is voiced by spotter Ty Norris and crew chief Ray Evernham.
NASCAR®: Redline™ marks the first officially licensed by NASCAR videogame to be available for mobile devices. This is the first videogame of its kind as it delivers an official NASCAR racing experience that puts players into the seat of their own personal stock car. NASCAR®: Redline™ combines touch-reaction racing action with management tools, allowing you to control the way you race. Manage your team, land new sponsorship deals, and outthink your opponent on the track; players of all ages can compete to cross the finish line first against rival racers.
Offering two game modes, Career and Season, Career mode places players at the start of their rookie season and pushes them to progress their way through the Sprint Cup ranks and take on their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers. Whereas in Season mode, racing fans assume the role of their favorite driver and share each victory as they come.
Blake Davidson, NASCAR Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products and board member of NASCAR Team Properties, said, "Eutechnyx has proven to be a great partner and we're thrilled to be working with them on bringing more videogames to more platforms. It will be very exciting to have a mobile title and we think fans will be excited when they see how it offers more than just your typical driving experience."
NASCAR® The Game™ 2013 will be available as pre-purchase with beta access via Steam starting soon with a full release planned later in the Summer for Windows PC. NASCAR®: Redline™ will be available for mobile devices later this summer. For more information, please visit www.NASCARTheGame.com, or follow along on Twitter @NASCARTheGame and Facebook facebook.com/NASCARTheGame. You can also join in the discussion on The NASCAR Redline forum at http://forums.eutechnyx.com/forums/237-NASCAR-Redline.