New NASCAR Heat 2 Trailer Gets Truckin’ Dirty

Gaming July 21, 2017 by

704Games has unloaded the next trailer for NASCAR Heat 2, featuring the Camping World Truck Series. It also provides our first real gameplay footage of Eldora Speedway.

Eldora is a half-mile dirt oval located in Ohio. If the name sounds familiar, you may remember that it came to iRacing a few months ago with that game’s dirt update. Or, if you watch the CWTS, you’ll have seen the trucks descend upon it just this past Wednesday. Eldora is one of four tracks from the truck-racing schedule making their debuts in NH2. The other three are Gateway Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

To go along with the new tracks, 704Games is including 32 drivers from this year’s championship. According to the developer, this is the first time in nearly a decade that NASCAR’s truck series has been in an official game. Whether the players choose the Chevy, Ford, or Toyota, they all should offer a very different experience in the game.

With the Cup Series and CWTS both getting their chances in the spotlight, we expect 704Games will release an XFINITY trailer soon. Heat 2 will feature all three major series, offering much more variety than last year’s title.

The game launches right in the thick of the busiest racing game season we’ve ever seen. NASCAR Heat 2 is pencilled in for September 12, putting it right in-between F1 2017 and Project CARS 2. Admittedly it shares nothing with the former, and PCARS2 only features a lone stock car. We’ll be curious to see if Forza Motorsport 7, which launches October, carries the 2016 NASCAR lineup that was an expansion pack in FM6.

NASCAR Heat 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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