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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Perfect Racing Season Companion, NASCAR® '14 Includes
NASCAR Highlights, Online Leagues and Skill-Based Multiplayer
Larkspur, Calif., February 18, 2014 - As the
"Great American Race" approaches, NASCAR is hitting the gas on the
racetrack and into gamers' homes with the release of
NASCAR '14. Deep Silver announced today that the racing
NASCAR '14, developed by ETX Racing, is available in North
America on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from
Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and
Steam for Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $49.99.
NASCAR '14 includes the most requested gaming feature:
online leagues, allowing gamers to band together to overtake rivals
on the track.
NASCAR '14 also delivers skill-based matchmaking for the
first time in franchise history.
When gamers aren't competing online, they can build their career
or take the wheel of their favorite drivers to relive the best
NASCAR moments from 2013 and purchase new 2014 highlights
throughout the season. Using authentic physics and real race data
from licensed drivers, and featuring all NASCAR-sanctioned tracks,
fans can keep current with the 2014 NASCAR season by buying monthly
content packs filled with multiple races for only $5 each. NASCAR
fans can now do more than just watch the race - they can drop into
a recreation of an exact race moment soon after it happens to
relive or rewrite history.
Tony Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
and winner of the "Drive For the Cover" contest, was chosen by more
than 700,000 fans to appear on the front of the box. Today gamers
can race as Stewart or more than 40 other licensed drivers in
NASCAR '14 and then watch him as he returns to the track
at the Daytona 500 on February 23.
"Deep Silver is releasing the best NASCAR game yet," said Deep
Silver Inc. COO, Geoff Mulligan. "By delivering a true NASCAR
experience that captures the competitive thrill of the sport, we
are allowing hardcore fans to get as close to the track as
" With the Daytona 500 only a week away, the level
of anticipation for the 2014 NASCAR season is reaching its climax
with teams, drivers and fans," said Blake Davidson, NASCAR Vice
President of licensing and consumer products. "We are equally as
excited about the launch of
NASCAR '14, as it brings our sport into the homes of
gaming enthusiasts across the country."
It's your turn to immerse yourself in the full-throttle thrill
of the world's most exciting motor sports racing series in
NASCAR '14. Take the wheel from your favorite driver and
participate in the race week experience complete with practice,
qualifying and race day challenges. With your favorite
personalities and replays,
NASCAR '14 is the authentic NASCAR experience for
• NASCAR Highlights: Take advantage of
"NASCAR Highlights" to determine the outcome of the biggest race
thrills. Monthly DLC packs available for $5 each will feature key
moments from recent races in the 2014 season. ETX Racing recreates
the action where exact condition of the cars is the same and track
positions are identical - the only difference is you!
• Career Mode: Work your way through the
ranks in a comprehensive career mode; complete with custom car
builds, sponsor acquisition and R&D to get your team into
• Official Teams & Tracks: Race against
the official NASCAR teams & drivers on your favorite tracks
including the high banks of Daytona, the twists & turns of
Sonoma and the exhilarating speed of Talladega.
• Leagues: Take competition to the next level
and host online leagues with your friends, fully supported by
statistics, challenges, rankings and replay.
• Online Multiplayer: Take advantage of
dynamic skill-based matchmaking, tournaments and easy drop in/out
server browser functionality for a fair and enjoyable
NASCAR '14 is on store shelves in North America today,
February 18, 2014 and is rated "E" (for Everyone) by the ESRB.
NASCAR '14 news & information, please visit:
For Official NASCAR® news & information please
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
(NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports
in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local
grassroots series, three international series and GRAND-AM Road
Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila
Patrón, both known for competition on road courses. Based in
Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North
America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30
U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit
www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at
www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.
About Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart
and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation - the largest CNC machine
tool builder in the western world. The team fields three entries in
the elite Sprint Cup Series - the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet for 2008
Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman and the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet
for Danica Patrick. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing
operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 160
employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at
www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at
www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter
@StewartHaasRcng and on Google + at
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all
platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide
immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming
community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide
since 2003, including the best-selling zombie action Dead Island
franchise, the critically-acclaimed Metro
: Last Light and the smash hit action adventure Saints Row IV
. Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media,
GmbH, and includes the renowned development studio Deep Silver
Volition, based in Champaign, IL. For more information, please
www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at
About ETX Racing
ETX Racing is the racing game brand of Eutechnyx, LTD - the
world's leading independent racing game developer. With a history
spanning over 25 years, the studio has won numerous awards for its
million-plus selling titles and garnered exceptional acclaim in the
business sector. As well as its headquarters in the Gateshead (UK),
the company has studios in Hong Kong, Chengdu (China) and Charlotte
(USA). For more information, please visit
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