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    by Published on 08-15-2017 03:00 PM
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    The second developer diary from 704games discusses some of the improvements coming to Career Mode in NASCAR Heat 2.

    New to the title will be Rivalries. Should you drive aggressive enough or upset certain drivers enough, they may become your rival and in turn, drive more aggressively against you in races making competing more difficult.

    Other improvements include Momentum. Check out the trailer for more details straight from the development studio. ...
    by Published on 07-08-2017 07:00 PM
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    704Games has announced that NASCAR Heat 2 will retail for $49.99 ($10 less than standard retail titles) and pre-orders will begin on Monday, July 10. NASCAR Heat 2 will be released on September 12, 2017.

    In addition, NASCAR Heat 2 will come with a coupon for $50 off the ticket price at any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway or Texas Motor Speedway.

    These two moves may be 704Games' attempt to help the title stand out and succeed in a crowded fall sports line-up consisting of Madden NFL 18 (8/22), Everybody's Golf (8/29), NBA 2K18 (9/15), FIFA 18 (9/29), Forza 7 (9/29), WWE 2K18 (10/17), and NBA LIVE 18 (TBA).

    Will the lower price point and event voucher entice you to pick up NASCAR Heat 2? ...
    by Published on 05-20-2017 08:21 PM
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    After finishing in the top two of the fan cover vote along with Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch's strong finish at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race has landed him the cover of NASCAR Heat 2. Busch finished third overall, while Truex Jr. finished in 12th place. The driver with the best finish among the two would be awarded the cover. ...
    by Published on 05-15-2017 03:00 PM
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    Today, 704Games officially announced NASCAR Heat 2, coming September 12 to PS4, XB1, and PC.

    According to the official press release, here re the first details regarding the game: "NASCAR Heat 2 builds on the core experience of its predecessor, NASCAR Heat Evolution, with advancements from returning developer Monster Games. These improvements include enhanced online multiplayer, a deeper career mode, track updates, additional drivers and other features in line with the 2017 NASCAR-sanctioned national series formats."

    Through Friday, May 19 fans can vote for the two finalists to grace the cover of the game among these four contenders: Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr. The cover athlete will then be the driver between the top two vote-getters who has the better finish at Stage 2 at the Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 20.

    Continue on to read the official press release and cover vote video from 704Games. ...
    by Published on 03-22-2017 02:00 PM
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    NASCAR Heat Evolution developer & publisher Dusenberry Martin Racing has announced that it is rebranding to 704Games. Along with the name change, the company has hired Paul Brooks as CEO. Brooks is a former senior vice president of NASCAR and president of NASCAR media group. In 2016 he became an investor in DMR and serves as Chairman of the Board.

    704Games will be releasing a NASCAR mobile racing game this spring and a sequel to the console version of NASCAR Heat Evolution this fall. ...
    by Published on 02-21-2017 04:00 PM
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    The 2017 team update is now available as DLC for NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    Currently retailing for $9.99 on XBL & PSN, the DLC includes team & roster updates, 2017 paints schemes and schedule, and more. This is the final paint scheme update and no further updates will be coming for NASCAR Heat Evolution as the next iteration in the series is expected this fall.

    Continue on to see a quick look at the 2017 team update in-game, including a preview of the roster and paint schemes. ...
    by Published on 10-11-2016 02:05 PM
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    NASCAR Heat Evolution continues to increase the amount of free and premium DLC available for the title throughout October. This month (10/18) the title will offer new spotter audio, challenge pack, and three paint schemes for purchase. A free 2016 Sprint Cup paint scheme as well as free Toyota paint scheme and challenge packs will also be available.

    Continue on to read the full list of October (& updated September) DLC coming to NASCAR Heat Evolution. ...
    by Published on 10-11-2016 02:00 PM
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    A third game update is now available for NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    The update addresses gameplay, online play, tracks, and more. One of the more noteworthy additions is a screen adjustment feature which will allow users to see all in-game text and menu/controls, something not available until now.

    Continue on to read full details on game update 1.03. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2016 12:00 PM
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    Polygon's Owen Good was able to recently go hands-on with NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    One of the most noteworthy areas of focus by Good addressed improved CPU driver AI including adaptive AI. Computer controlled competitors will no longer race on rails but rather will adjust to the user's skill level.

    Due to the ESRB's rating standards, previous racing games were not allowed to include alcohol sponsorships on vehicles or they would lose the E (for Everyone) rating. However, NASCAR Heat Evolution will provide users the option to include them via free, age-gated DLC.

    Continue on to read some excerpts of the article. ...
    by Published on 08-08-2016 02:00 PM
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    NASCAR Heat Evolution's third developer diary provides additional insight into game modes.

    The most notable feature mentioned is the ability for 40-user online races. Three lobby types are designed to help funnel users into an appropriate race: No Rules (Casual), Normal, and Hosted (host can select level of users who can join along with bevy of race settings).

    The developer video also provides a look at the create-a-driver feature and also career mode. Continue on to watch. ...
    by Published on 07-29-2016 03:00 PM
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    In their newest developer blog, Monster Games share some of their goals and focus for NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    Featuring interviews with studio executives and designers, the goal for their return to NASCAR gaming is to deliver an authentic experience while also being able to bring in casual and experienced driving gamers.

    Continue on to see the developer diary. ...
    by Published on 07-16-2016 10:00 AM
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    DM Racing & Monster Games have released the first official trailer for NASCAR Heat Evolution, the first full-fledged NASCAR title for PS4 & XB1.

    The trailer provides a quick look at the licensed tracks in the game, a fast scan through some of the selectable drivers & racing teams, the create-a-driver face options, car set-up settings, and some in-game racing including pit stops and crashes.

    NASCAR Heat Evolution will release on September 13, 2016 and is currently available to pre-order for just $48 for Amazon Prime members. The title will hope to reach and satisfy a hungry NASCAR gaming fanbase as it faces a challenge in reaching more casual gamers in such a crowded release window. Late August through October features game releases for titles such as No Man's Sky, Madden NFL 17, NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, WWE 2K17, and Battlefield 1, among others. Such a populated release window is believed to be one of the reasons NBA LIVE 17 has been moved to an early 2017 release instead of staying in late September/early October.

    Continue on to see the first official trailer for NASCAR Heat Evolution. ...
    by Published on 05-20-2016 12:00 PM
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    After acquiring the NASCAR license from Eutechnyx, publisher Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR) has announced the return of developer Monster Games to develop NASCAR Heat Evolution for PS4 & XB1. The Northfield, Minnesota-based studio previously developed NASCAR Heat and NASCAR Dirt to Daytona in the early 2000s.

    While no game media happened to be released with the news, it was disclosed that the game will include all 23 licensed NASCAR tracks, a new AI and Speed Rating system, Career and Chase modes, as well as the return of Challenges. UPDATE - The first game trailer is expected to coincide with the Coca-Cola 400 in early July.

    Carl Edwards will grace the cover of the game when it releases on September 13, 2016. Continue on to read the first game details straight from DMR. ...
    by Published on 04-10-2015 01:00 PM
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    Today in a special event from Texas Motor Speedway, DM Racing announced NASCAR '15 coming to PlayStation 3, X-Box 360, and PC on May 22. GameStop is the exclusive retail home for the game which will also be available digitally on PSN, XBL, and Steam. The game will retail for $19.99.

    The game is more of an updated NASCAR '14 with the new 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series paint schemes than it is a new game. DM Racing is also working on a 2016 NASCAR title (presumably NASCAR '16) for PS4, XB1, and PC.

    Dusenberry Martin Racing (a subsidiary of DMi Games) acquired the NASCAR license from previous developer Euctechnyx on January 1. ...