EA Tagging DSiWare with Need For Speed: Nitro-X

Graffiti and driving: a natural combination

EA unveiled several upcoming games yesterday during the their Studio Showcase press conference, and while most of the announcements were related to HD consoles, PC and iPhone, the company slipped in a little sumthin'-sumthin' for DSiWare.

Need for Speed: Nitro-X continues the Nintendo-exclusive spin-off series that started off on Wii and DS last November. Nitro took the series in a more arcade direction and were most notable for their "tagging" mechanic, which painted the track the colour of the one in first.

In addition to a career mode and four-player local multiplayer, the game will include 18 licensed cars to race across 16 tracks updated from the retail release. While it's still unclear whether Nitro-X will turn out like other retail-to-DSiWare releases like Gameloft's Asphalt 4 or EnjoyUp's Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, both full cartridge games that went downloadable, we'd expect this one to stick close to its cousin in terms of content.

EA said Nitro-X is slated to arrive sometime this summer.

[via kotaku.com]