EA announces first and only NASCAR title for the Wii


December 4, 2008

EA’s NASCAR Kart Racing due Feb. 2009.

EA’s NASCAR Kart Racing due Feb. 2009.

December 5, 2008 Wii owning NASCAR fans will be happy to hear that EA has announced the first and only NASCAR racing title for the console will be in stores in time for the Daytona 500 and the official start of the 2009 NASCAR season. Instead of porting an existing title, EA’s NASCAR Kart Racing has been designed exclusively for the Wii, so it will hopefully make good use of the console’s motion sensing controller and, in keeping with the Wii’s family friendly credentials, up to four players can go head-to-head, via split screen, in a mad dash to the checkered flag.

The game allows players to take the role of a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver such as three-time consecutive Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson or choose from an additional 13 licensed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers including Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to name a few. Players can also compete as one of 10 original animated characters with each driver having personal attributes that will determine how the kart will perform on a course.

In a slight case of poetic license the 24 reversible race layouts will have players speeding through treacherous landscapes, winding around rocky cliffs, jumping rivers and dodging falling boulders in areas surrounding four popular NASCAR tracks: Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Dover International Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Kart Racing will ship to retailers on February 10, 2009. For further info visit EA.

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