NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ will be speeding its way onto the Nintendo Switch in just a matter of days. This is will serve as the first NASCAR title to come to a Nintendo system in several years. As a result, 704Games, the studio behind this port, seems to be putting a lot of effort into it as seen in the brand new announcement trailer.

Though short in duration, the new trailer shows off some gameplay clips of the new title natively running on the Nintendo Switch. It’ll feature content from both the official 2020 and 2021 NASCAR seasons, and tasks players with becoming the NASCAR Cup Series champion. In addition to featuring regular NASCAR speedway races, there will also be races from the Xtreme Dirt Tour, allowing for both on-road and off-road racing. In all, there will be 39 real-world tracks represented in the game.

Port processing

NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ is actually a port of NASCAR Heat 5, which launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC last summer. The original release was well received by fans and critics alike. So far, the Switch port doesn’t look half bad. While the texture quality and overall resolution isn’t as crisp and detailed as the other platforms, it still appears to be a pretty solid offering, given the technical constraints of the hybrid.

The new racer will launch first on Switch via the Nintendo eShop on November 19, with a physical version coming later on.

A few months ago, Motorsport Games officially confirmed that NASCAR releases would begin to come onto the Switch this year. So, clearly the promise has been kept. NASCAR 21:Ignition will also be launching for other platforms this month, though there’s currently no word on if or when a direct port of that is in the pipeline for the Switch.

Nevertheless, though it certainly has taken a while for the series to be reintroduced to Nintendo platforms, hopefully Heat Ultimate Edition+ will sell well enough to make this a trend again.

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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