NASCAR on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has amassed a stellar amount of racing titles both large and small over the years. However, one franchise has managed to drift under the radar of the successful hybrid: NASCARThe famous racing league has had a consistent release of licensed games produced for several years now, but there hasn’t been a single one to grace the Nintendo Switch since the system released in 2017. That will all change as of this year.

Motorsport.com recently conducted an interview with the CEO of Motorsport Games, Dmitry Kozko. There, he talked about future plans of his company. One of those plans is to finally begin support for the Nintendo Switch.

Kozko stated plainly during the interview that his company will be releasing “a couple more games and expand our platforms”. He continues:

“One thing that we’re actively working on is bringing NASCAR to the Nintendo Switch platform.” 

The release of NASCAR games on Nintendo’s system seems to be a major priority for Kozko and his company. He explains that Motorsport Games is “excited about that”. Kozko further mentioned that breaking onto the Switch will allow the company’s games to be enjoyed by a younger demographic, which both his company and NASCAR “are excited about that move.”

Motorsport Games are responsible for publishing the games in the NASCAR Heat franchise. Though the franchise has been around for a while now, it hasn’t touched a Nintendo platform at all. There are other NASCAR-licensed games, but the franchise as a whole has not been seen on a Nintendo platform since 2012 during the days of the original Wii.

The final title was NACAR: The Game: Inside Line which launched on the Wii in November 2012. It was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Activision. That means it’s been nearly a decade since a NASCAR game to a Nintendo system. Here’s hoping the next NASCAR Heat game is able to do a solid job at reintroducing the series to Nintendo fans. Last year’s NASCAR Heat 5 received average to sub-par reviews, so hopefully, the developers are able to brush up their skills this time around.

 

 

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.

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