Nissan: Nissan launches Diehard Fan App to get your game face on

Nissan announces historic athletics sponsorship with 100 universities


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – College sports fans can download Nissan’s Diehard Fan App to virtually paint their game face using a smartphone or tablet (iOS and select Android devices). The augmented reality app combines a time-tested fan tradition of face painting in team colors, with innovative technology, to deliver an immersive digital experience sure to excite sports fans. Go to to learn more or find links to download it for free.

This news follows Nissan’s announcement of a historic deal to become the Official Sponsor of 100 colleges and universities nationwide, and a proud supporter of select NCAA Championships. That four-year agreement marks the widest-reaching sponsorship in the history of collegiate sports.

Through use of proprietary and patented facial analysis technology, Diehard Fan App users can select from thousands of game faces, representing nearly all 100 collegiate teams in Nissan’s sponsorship, to instantly “paint” on their game face over a favorite picture or video. The technology is a first, is fast, and lifelike – moving naturally, in real time. 

Nissan made this technology realistic by adding an analog step to an otherwise digital production process. Each face paint was meticulously hand painted on human models by a world champion face painter, and then digitally re-mastered to produce the most realistic look possible.

“The Diehard Fan mobile app delivers on Nissan’s brand promise of innovation and excitement for everyone,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications Media at Nissan North America. “This is just one way for sports fans to unleash their colors anywhere, anytime, and engage with Nissan and our College 100 Sponsorship of men’s and women’s college sports programs throughout the U.S.”

“Diehard Fan” is available for free today from the App Store and Google Play.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at


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Jeannie Whited
Nissan North America