By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
A combined eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships represents this year’s covers of 704 Games newest game, NASCAR Heat 4.
The cover boys were unveiled at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon as the main cover will feature Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing owner Tony Stewart, who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020.
It’s Harvick’s first cover appearance since EA Sports’ NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup and Stewart’s first since Eutechnyx’s NASCAR ’14.
“For me it’s pretty cool because my son (Keelan) absolutely loves playing NASCAR Heat,” Harvick about being on the cover. “Pretty much every day that he is at the racetrack, he’s on the game playing and we have fun with it. And I lose pretty much every race (laughs).”
NASCAR Heat 4 will hit stores September 13th, but for those who are Jeff Gordon fans, a special “Gold Edition” comes out three days earlier. It’ll consists a steel book case featuring the Hall of Famer, Season DLC Pass and an exclusive playable car.
On the game’s website, their main selling points consists of the following:
“NASCAR Heat 4 is the official video game of NASCAR, featuring the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and fan-favorite, the Xtreme Dirt Tour.
“Career mode enhancements, updated visuals, and new engine audio immerses players in the race. The new track map and unlockable paint schemes, combined with new AI controls, drafting features, and updated user interface gives players a more authentic feel for the action. Compete across 38 tracks against the 150+ official NASCAR teams and drivers as you race for the championship!”
A fan favorite feature also makes its annual return as fans can redeem a $50 voucher ticket to attend a NASCAR race with restrictions applied.
Heat 4 is also the only game where you can qualify to compete for the NASCAR Heat Pro League and drive for a real race team.
The game will come out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It’s pre-order content this year will be the night race at Martinsville Speedway, which makes its much anticipated debut in 2020.