Electronic Arts boasts new content, including new local co-op play.
Though Criterion Games’ Need for Speed: Most Wanted was confirmed for the Wii U in Spring 2013, there was no concrete release date outside of Japan till now.
Today, Electronic Arts has announced that the high speed racer will be arriving for the Wii U in North America on March 19th and in Europe on March 21st.
Most of the new features utilize the Wii U Gamepad, including the local co-op mode Co-Driver. The deal is that one person drives using the Wiimote, while the other hits up the Gamepad to provide navigation details.
Your partner can distract pursuing cops, switch time cycles, push up the car’s performance and even control traffic. Which makes us wonder whether this should be called “God Mode” rather than “Co-Driver”.
Of course, players will be able to change mods and cars, and track various milestones and secrets via the Gamepad’s touchscreen as well.
As if that weren’t enough, the Wii U version also receives Ultimate Speed Pack, which packs five insane speed demons like the McLaren F1 LM, Aventador J, Pagani Zonda R, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Venom GT Spyder. That’s a whole lot of bang for the buck.
We’ll keep you updated on pricing and other details as the launch date nears.