One of the hottest racing experiences of the year comes to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system with the release of Infogrames’ (Nasdaq: IFGM) NASCAR® Heat™ 2002. Challenge top NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Matt Kenseth and more, head-to-head in the ultimate test of racing skill on actual NASCAR tracks of the 2001 Winston Cup season. Selectable racing modes capture all the thrills, drama, and split-second decisions of the on-the-edge world of the NASCAR driver.
In NASCAR Heat 2002 players choose between Beat the Heat, Race the Pro, Head-to-Head, Championship and Single Race modes in one of the most intense racing games that has ever been brought to a gaming console. Single Race and Championship modes put gamers in the seat of powerful stock cars as they try to best the stars of NASCAR on just one track or the tracks of the entire 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Season. More than 36 all-new Beat the Heat racing scenarios, introduced by drivers like Jeff Gordon, give players the feeling of a one-on-one experience with the heroes of NASCAR as they are dropped into the most intense moments in NASCAR competition; asking them to make split-second decisions and develop the same skills required by real NASCAR drivers. In Race the Pro players try to out-run top drivers in the sport by racing against “phantom” cars driven by real NASCAR Winston Cup drivers. Head-to-Head mode allows two fans to race against each other to see who the best driver really is.
Normal and Expert difficulty levels ensure both beginners and pros alike can enjoy the thrill of NASCAR racing, while state-of-the-art car modeling adds to NASCAR Heat 2002’s immersive feel with a sense of speed, realistic car damage, dents, scratches, sparks and collisions that put players in the driver’s seat for the Winston Cup championship.
NASCAR Heat 2002 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system unique features include 2001 season car art, drivers and tracks; 36 Beat the Heat challenges designed and introduced by top NASCAR drivers; 19 real-world NASCAR tracks; 25 Winston Cup drivers and 23-car racing packs in single-player modes.
Developed by Monster Games, Inc., NASCAR Heat 2002 for the PlayStation 2 is available at most major retail outlets for an estimated retail price of $49.99.
Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a leading publisher and distributor of video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and Macintosh systems. The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames Inc.'s Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, MacSoft, is the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. Based in New York, NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the company's operations in North America.
Founded in 1983, IESA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems. IESA recently acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (formerly Hasbro Interactive), including its line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari, which are distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc.
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Incorporated in 1948, NASCAR is the most competitive form of motorsports in the world. Close, side-by-side competition is the foundation for NASCAR-style racing as it strives to continue to make stock car racing in the U.S. highly competitive, affordable and entertaining at approximately 2,200 sanctioned events in 13 racing divisions at 135 tracks throughout 40 states in the U.S. each year.