EA announces Need for Speed: Most Wanted
, the next installment in the racy
series, which is slated for release on PC, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy
Advance, and PSP in November:
EA ANNOUNCES NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
A New Racer Hits the Streets This November from the Creators of the Critically
Acclaimed Need for Speed Underground Series
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 11, 2005 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced
today that Need for Speed™ Most Wanted, from the makers of the hit Need for
Speed™ Underground franchise that has sold more than 15 million copies
worldwide, currently is under development at EA Canada. Combining the thrill of
illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic
police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most
Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.
“Out-race your opponents, evade cops and exploit the open world in Need for
Speed Most Wanted; street racing doesn’t get any better than this,” said Larry
LaPierre, senior producer, EA Canada. "Players instantly will feel the thrill of
the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can
tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to
out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed.”
Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in
the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move
their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.
Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as
strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Add in a dynamic
open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles
and sports cars and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be on every gamer’s
Developed in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, Need for Speed Most Wanted will be
available for a next generation console as well as the PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™,
Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, PSP™ handheld entertainment system and PC. More
details to follow.
Gamers also can participate in the Need for Speed Most Wanted Custom Car Vinyl
Design Contest* to have their own custom vinyl considered for possible inclusion
in the upcoming game. For more information on the game, please visit:
www.needforspeed.com. Screenshots can
be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Eligibility restrictions apply.
Contest runs April 6, 2005, through April 27, 2005. Complete Contest Official
Rules can be found at www.needforspeed.com.