Activision announces NASCAR The Game 2011

Announced for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii today is NASCAR The Game 2011, coming from Activision and Eutechnyx. The team rebuilt this game from the ground up this time around. Now you can play as yourself or a real-world NASCAR driver, and if you choose the latter you’ll find that each pro has the AI characteristics of their IRL counterpart.

There’s damage modeling in NASCAR 2011 and they say that the wrecks are the “most extreme ever experienced in an officially licensed racing game.” That sounds promising! On top of that there’s 22 tracks to play, 16-player multiplayer, unlockable car designs, sponsorships and more.

If you want to get a better idea of what this game looks like, tune in to NASCAR RaceDay on Speed at 10 a.m. Eastern on October 3rd, as they will premiere the first game trailer.

NASCAR The Game 2011 will be released on February 2011. We have some images of game cars in our gallery below. It seems like they’re not showing much else yet.

Dale North