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NASCAR Heat 2002 (PlayStation 2)

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Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    NASCAR HEAT’ 2002 BURNS UP THE TRACK



    Date: June 22, 2001

    Designed by NASCAR® Drivers and Raced by Their Fans, Infogrames' NASCAR HEAT’ 2002 Burns Up the Track on Your PlayStation®2

    BEVERLY, MA - June 22, 2001 - 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.

    About Infogrames, Inc.
    New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is the second largest third-party publisher of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company develops video games for all consoles (Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames' catalogue of more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Alone In The Dark’, Civilization’, Deer Hunter®, Driver’, Roller Coaster Tycoon®, Test Drive®, and Unreal®, and key licenses including Survivor’, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes’, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues’, Dragon Ball Z, Mission Impossible®, Harley-Davidson®, Major League Baseball®, and the National Football League®, among many others. The Company's Humongous Entertainment and MacSoft labels are leaders in children's entertainment software and Macintosh entertainment software, respectively.

    Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257), 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. In 2001, IESA 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. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.infogrames.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Aug 19, 2005.

Back of Case:
    "Best NASCAR game ever created"
    Rusty Wallace
    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion


    Everything you want in exciting NASCAR racing - and More!



    We've got the complete NASCAR experience! Your favorite drivers in their current cars racing at your favorite tracks. PLUS Beat the Heat Challenges where you can take on more than 36 actual race-day situations designed by NASCAR drivers. You can also compete one-on-one against your favorite driver in Race the Pro and try to beat their best lap times.

    Game Features
  • Race the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Season
  • Compete in Single Races or Season mode
  • 25 Drivers and 19 real NASCAR Winston Cup tracks
  • Normal and Expert simulation modes
  • Race Head-to-Head in 2-player mode

    Exclusive!
  • More than 36 all-new Beat the Heat Challenges
  • Compete against 11 drivers in Race the Pro

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on May 22, 2004.