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Wii U Version Of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Feature Off-Screen Play

Posted by Damien McFerran

Japanese release date confirmed as 14th March

We know that Need For Speed: Most Wanted is coming to the Wii U in 2013, but up until recently there was no solid indication of when that would be. That's now changed as EA Japan has listed the release date as 14th March in that region - presumably North American and European dates will follow shortly.

The press release also gives some details regarding the game itself. During gameplay, menus and information will be displayed on the Wii U GamePad, and there's also the option to play the game entirely on the controller.

While it's a bit odd that EA Japan has broken this news despite there being little information elsewhere in the world, we expect more details soon - keep your eyes glued to the site until then.

[via nintendoeverything.com, ea.com]

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User Comments (23)

Tedikuma

#1

Tedikuma said:

I'm interested in this, but I'm worried about how it will play without analog triggers.

retro_player_22

#2

retro_player_22 said:

NFS: Most Wanted 2 coming to Wii U. I'm looking forward to this one, still had my GameCube version of the first one on Wii.

Azikira

#11

Azikira said:

It's difficult for me to say if I will get it. On one hand, it's beautiful and chaotic, on the other hand I had a lot more fun with Burnout Paradise...

brandonbwii

#16

brandonbwii said:

I just hope this maintains all features with few bugs. If there is very minor frame-rate discrepancy I may still get the Wii U version.

If it's something bigger like missing online modes, well, you know what EA can do...

luminalace

#20

luminalace said:

This really should have been out earlier but I will very likely get this no matter what. I need a racing game.

Le_Gazman

#22

Le_Gazman said:

The menus on Xbox are horrible as although they can be accessed while driving, in reality you just end up crashing because they're so clunky. It might just work a treat on Wii U. Shame I bought and have almost finished it on Xbox already though...

Milton_Burle

#23

Milton_Burle said:

I want this. The one disappointing thing about Wii was its lack of decent (non-Kart) driving games. And I'm glad Criterion are involved. The Burnout series for me reached a peak at Burnout 2 but the later games were one of only things to (almost) tempt me to a non-Nintendo console. I'd love to see a new Burnout as well.

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