REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that the award-winning Need for Speed(TM) NITRO has gone gold and will be in stores early, arriving to retailers on November 3rd in North America and on November 6th in Europe. Developed specifically for the Wii and Nintendo DS, Need for Speed NITRO captures the fun and exhilaration of arcade racing, thrusting players into a world of blazing speed where they must dominate the competition at 200 MPH. Complementing the thrilling gameplay is an adrenaline-charged soundtrack that features songs from some of the world's most celebrated and innovative artists including k-os, Placebo and Crystal Method.
"This soundtrack musically exemplifies the intensity, attitude and adrenaline of Need for Speed NITRO," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. "This energetic collection of rock, electronic and hip hop, matches the incredible speed and intensity of a game experience players will never forget."
"Our vision was to create something unique on the Nintendo platforms," said Joe Booth, Senior Producer. "Need for Speed NITRO combines the franchise's trademark attitude, sense of speed and addictive gameplay with the approachability and pick up and play of Nintendo."
Need for Speed NITRO delivers the thrill of high-speed racing to all types of gamers with exciting gameplay, accessible controls, and competitive multiplayer events. Recently crowned IGN's Best Racing Game on the Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Need for Speed NITRO is one of this holiday's most fun and exciting arcade racers.
Artist - Song
Alex Metric - What Now
Bloody Beetroots feat. Cool Kids - Awesome
Crookers feat. Wiley and ThomasJules - Business Man
Crystal Method feat. LMFAO - Sine Language
Danko Jones - Code Of The Road
Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden - Bonkers
Drumagik - Make It Rock
Earl Greyhound - Oye Vaya
edIT feat. Wale and Tre' - Freaxxx
Evil 9 - All The Cash (Alex Metric Remix) Feat. El-P
Hollywood Holt - Can't Stop
k-os - FUN!
Lady Sovereign - I Got You Dancing
Major Lazer feat. Mr.Lex & Santigold - Hold The Line
Matt & Kim - Daylight (Troublemaker Remix)
Mickey Factz - Yeah Yeah
Pint Shot Riot - Not Thinking Straight
Placebo - Breathe Under Water
Rise Against - Kotov Syndrome
Roots Manuva - Buff Nuff
Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls
Street Sweeper Social Club - Fight! Smash! Win!
Taking Back Sunday - Lonely Lonely
The Enemy UK - No Time For Tears
The Gay Blades - O Shot (Dmerit Remix)
Two Fingers feat. Sway - Jewels And Gems
Developed by EA Montreal, Need for Speed NITRO is available on the Wii and Nintendo DS and is rated E10+ by ESRB and 7+ by PEGI.
Plenty of new Need for Speed NITRO cars have been announced in the last few days making the game's carlist really diverse! Check out the links below to find out car basic stats and see some screenshots.
2009 Pagani Zonda R
2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
2009 Nissan Cube
2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo
2008 Porsche Cayman S
2009 Audi TT RS
2010 Shelby GT500
1960 Volkswagen Westfalia
2002 Nissan Skyline GTR R-34
1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
2008 Audi R8
1980 Renault 4L
2007 Lamborghini Reventon
2006 Subaru WRX STI
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
We have a new Need for Speed NITRO trailer showing off the career mode including cars and tracks. You can watch it below. Additionally there's also some new screenshots available in our screenshots section.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Need for Speedâ„¢ NITRO, the first ever Need for Speed title made exclusively for the Wiiâ„¢ and Nintendo DSâ„¢ 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, â€œsaid 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.â€
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 canâ€™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 IGNâ€™s â€œBest Racing Gameâ€ 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.
Questions for producers of Need for Speed NITRO are being collected on the official forums so if there's anything that you'd like to ask, simply post it there or email it to andrew at needforspeed.com.
Once the answers are out we will of course post them right here on NFSUnlimited.