Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be screeching its way onto Wii U in North America on 19th March and in Europe on the 21st. As we already know, the game will feature off-TV play allowing you to play the game on the GamePad alone, and there will also be support for the Pro Controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

During a recent developer demo, Criterion revealed that the Wii U adaptation of the game is actually based on the superior PC version. After taking a break once the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 had shipped the developer came back with a smaller team to start the Wii U edition. The studio made use of the console's additional reserves of RAM and sourced high-quality PC textures and assets, as well as incorporating effects such as improved lighting.

Before making the game Criterion said it read up on a few Iwata Asks interviews and was intrigued by the notion of shared experiences and philosophies when developing for Wii U. The Wii U version will feature a "God Mode" where the GamePad allows you to make life easier for yourself by enhancing techniques such as drifting. There's even the option to change from day to night at the tap of the screen.

We also now know that Need for Speed: Most Wanted will support Miiverse, and Miis can be found throughout the game positioned on billboards. There will also be a demo in the Wii U eShop before the game does get released.

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