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Need for Speed NITRO Release Date Announced

by Pedro Hernandez - July 23, 2009, 10:58 pm PDT
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The Wii and DS exclusive title will hit store shelves just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Electronic Arts has announced that the next entry in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed NITRO, will be released on November 17, 2009.

In time for the holiday shopping season, Need for Speed NITRO continues the series’ tradition of high speed gameplay. The title has been developed exclusively for the Wii and DS. The Wii version will feature multiple control schemes, including the Wii Remote and Nunchuck, Wii Wheel, Classic controller, and GameCube controller. The DS version will feature stylus control.

NITRO promises to deliver a nearly limited visual customization system that will allow players to attach their own unique style to their cars. This will also be complemented by new modes and tracks set on exotic locales.


Get in Gear for the Fun and Exhilaration of High-Speed Racing this Holiday

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 22, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Need for Speed™ NITRO, the first ever Need for Speed title made exclusively for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ will ship to retailers worldwide on November 17th. This holiday, gamers must battle through the mayhem of relentless cops, master the art of drifting to gain boost at 200 mph, and prove themselves across five exotic cities at blistering speeds.

"Need for Speed NITRO offers fun and intense competition for every type of gamer, “said Joe Booth, Senior Producer, EA Montreal. "The varied track designs, deep controls, and intuitive drift and nitro mechanics give players something to come back to for months on end. We wanted to fuse together attitude with car culture and the best of arcade racing, to create a new and unique racing experience for the Wii and NDS this November.”

Boasting support for the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, racing wheel, classic controller, GameCube controller and DS stylus, Need for Speed NITRO lets players decide exactly how they want to dominate the competition. For the ultimate bragging rights, gamers can’t just win the race, they must own it. With a nearly limitless visual customization system, gamers can design a unique art style to attach to their ride. As they edge out competitors in driving finesse, their art will overtake the world, vibrantly painting the story of racing supremacy. All this combined with fresh modes, tracks and exotic real world locations make Need for Speed NITRO one of the most exciting, heart-pounding arcade racers for the Wii and Nintendo DS.

Need for Speed NITRO recently received IGN’s “Best Racing Game” award for the Wii and Nintendo DS. Need for Speed NITRO is developed by EA Montreal in Montreal and is not yet rated by the ESRB and PEGI.

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