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Former Nintendo Partner Acquired By iRacing Developer

by Donald Theriault - January 4, 2022, 11:49 am EST
Total comments: 5 Source: iRacing

In about a decade and a half they went from Super Sandwich to super speedways.

An old friend of Nintendo has been acquired by the developer of one of the most well known simulators in racing.

Minnesota-based Monster Games have been acquired by iRacing Motorsports Simulations, the makers of the iRacing simulation that covers multiple formats of racing including stock cars, open wheel (IndyCar / Formula 1), and rally racing. iRacing was actually used in lieu of track racing by multiple organizations during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.

Monster Games was a development partner of Nintendo's beginning with Wii launch title Excite Truck and following with 2009's Excitebots: Trick Racing. They moved into a support role at Nintendo after that, most famously porting Xenoblade Chronicles to New 3DS as one of the few exclusive titles for the revised hardware. In recent years, they returned to their roots as a racing developer, producing four games under the NASCAR Heat banner and a pair of titles from former multiple-time NASCAR champion Tony Steward for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJanuary 04, 2022

"Wit launch title?"

ThePermJanuary 04, 2022

Quote from: pokepal148

"Wit launch title?"


The Wit was a console Nintendo released around the same time as Wii. It was exactly the same except the branding. It's a collectors item. Very rare. They only made 42 of them. I saw one go on ebay for $9000 dollars.
The terrible thing about it was it only played Wit branded games, and there was only one of them Wit sports.

Mop it upJanuary 04, 2022

I was wondering if they'd ever make a new game for Nintendo again and I s'pose this confirms they won't. A shame, as Excitebots is still one of the best racing games ever conceived.

KhushrenadaJanuary 04, 2022


pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJanuary 05, 2022

Such wit! Such bravado! Surely the NWR forums are the greatest place to be on the Internet.

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