Excite Truck

Monster Games, a studio Nintendo fans will likely know from the Wii days thanks to Excite Truck and Excitebots, has been acquired by iRacing Motorsport Simulations, it's been announced.

The developer, which released games exclusively on Nintendo platforms for almost a decade following the release of Excite Truck, will now help to bolster iRacing's growing portfolio of studios. iRacing is said to be the leading PC-based racing simulation on the market and, in a press release, the company notes that "the acquisition will bring another level of expertise under the iRacing roof, and further the company’s ability to bring the highest quality racing games to the broader market, including the console space."

Monster Games hasn't worked alongside Nintendo for some time now – its work on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the Nintendo 3DS was the last time the two paired up – but this new partnership ensures that the studio will at least continue its work with console titles. The studio's president and owner, Rich Garcia, has shared the following statement:

"I’m really excited for the future of Monster Games and iRacing... Our studios will really compliment each other’s and I fully expect to see positive impacts on both products. To now have tools and resources, and quite frankly time, to build these games and to do it with the leading racing simulation company in the marketplace is beyond exciting for me. I can’t wait to get started!"

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[source iracing.com, via nintendoworldreport.com]