Activision Announces NASCAR Unleashed for 360, PS3, Wii & 3DS
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 1st Sep 2011
Are you feeling the need? The need to go very fast and make lots of left turns? Well then we have some good news for you mates! Hot on the (w)heels of NASCAR The Game 2011, Activision has announced today that NASCAR Unleashed, the newest entry in the NASCAR branded racing series!
Available this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, the Wii and the 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 this stylistically souped-up arcade racing competition.
After picking a turbo-charged race machine from 15 of NASCAR's biggest names, including Sprint Cup series drivers Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano, players are transported into a fast-paced, special effect laden, thrill ride. In game NASCAR tracks include: Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
Best of all, racers can break free from the oval as they explode onto the pavements, beaches and off-roads of the surrounding cities. For NASCAR fanatics and those new to the sport, the thrill is in discovering the joys of a completely unchained stock car experience. See the sights, feel the salty ocean breeze and blast past the lofty skyscrapers.
"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. "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."
The gameplay has no limits and lax physics rules, as the key is bumping and grinding opponents out of the lead to seize the top spot. Mastering popular NASCAR techniques like drafting and sling-shotting earn drivers 'Boost' power-ups to pull out in front and pass the checkered flag first.
Throughout, an easy to read, arcade style Heads-Up-Display will inform gearheads of their race position, current speed, achievements and unlocks. Slick audio and visuals keep the game a pick up and play affair that is perfectly suited for young gamers. The end result is a breathtaking, arcade racer experience like no other.
NASCAR Unleashed will be available this holiday season on Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit www.Activision.com.
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