NFS: Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is one of the most anticipated racing games of 2012 which was officially announced earlier this year by it’s publisher – Electronic Arts and will be released on the 1st of November 2012. The game will run on Criterion’s modified ‘Chameleon’ game engine which will give NFS: Most Wanted the best visual, audio and cinematic experience like never before all on a magnificently designed open-world, free roam map. Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be out on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

“Race, chase and explore a vast connected open world of incredible cars, police chases, and competition with your friends.”

Game Info

GAME NAME: Need For Speed: Most Wanted

DEVELOPER(S): Criterion & IronMonkey

PUBLISHER(S): Electronic Arts

PLATFORM(S): PlayStation3, Xbox 360, PC, PS Vita, iOS & Andriod

GENRE(S): Racing

RELEASE DATE(S): October 30th 2012

 

Gameplay:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted takes place in the city of Fairhaven, a large town built to race, chase and explore. The action never stops in Fairhaven and it’s your task to become ‘Most Wanted’ on your Speedwall, participate in races, break free of the police and rank up your score. Score enough points and you’ll earn the opportunity to take on the top 10 Most Wanted Racers in the game.

Completing events, beating your friends records, and performing stunts awards players with Speed Points (SP). Players will need to continuously earn Speed Points throughout the game in order to become ‘Most Wanted’. Vehicles also have the ability to be upgraded with new/ improved performance parts – see below ‘Modifications’.

Unlike the previous Need for Speed instalments, it is no longer possible to play as the police.

 Pursuits:

In Most Wanted there are 6 heat levels in a police chase that players can progress through, each level bringing a tougher police force. Crashing into other vehicles, wrecking police cars and damaging roadside property all increases the player’s Cost to State (CTS). Higher CTS amounts will attract a greater police presence. Players will be instantly busted if they come to a complete stop – result of trapped by police vehicles or their vehicle becomes wrecked. Players have the ability to use Repair Shops during a pursuit to restore their vehicle’s condition but note that Repair Shop’s can only be used once in each pursuit.

After making enough distance between yourself and the police players will go into ‘Cooldown’ mode, if players then stay out of range of all police units for a certain amount of time they will completely evade the police. Cooldown spots in randomized areas around the map can also be discovered during Free Roam.

Police will also continue to chase you even after completing a race.

 Free Roam:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted gives players an enormous amount of freedom in the city of Fairhaven, even when racing in certain events ‘starting’ and ‘finishing’ points will be defined on the mini map but no set route will be marked out on the map.

The city of Fairhaven also features quite of lot of destruction, destructible items include Security Gates, roadside construction barriers and billboards. Numerous billboards around the city will feature logos of EA’s developer studios like DICE and BioWare. Smashed Billboards display a wanted poster with a mugshot of the player that set the largest jump distance record through that particular billboard.

 

Cars:

The following manufacturers and cars have been confirmed to appear in the game:

Alfa Romeo:

  • 4C (Concept)

Ariel:

  • Atom

Aston Martin:

  • V12 Vantage

Audi:

  • A1 Clubsport Quattro
  • R8 GT Spyder

Bac:

  • Mono

Bently:

  • Continental Supersports Convertible

BMW:

  • M3 Coupe
  • M3 GTR

Bugatti:

  • Veyron Super Sport

Caterham:

  • Superlight R500

Chevrolet:

  • Camaro ZL1
  • Corvette ZR1

Dodge:

  • SRT Viper GTS
  • Charger SRT8
  • Challenger SRT8 392

Ford:

  • F-150 SVT Raptor
  • Focus RS500
  • Focus ST
  • GT
  • Mustang Boss 302

Hummer:

  • H1 Alpha

Jaguar:

  • XKR

Koenigsegg:

  • Agera R

Lamborghini:

  • Aventador LP 700-4
  • Countach QV5000
  • Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

Lexus:

  • LFA

Marussia:

  • B2

Maserati:

  • Granturismo MC Stradale

McLaren:

  • MP4-12C

Mercedes Benz:

  • SLS AMG
  • SL65 AMG Black Series

Mitsubishi:

  • Lancer Evolution X

Porsche:

  • 911 Carrera S
  • 918 Spyder
  • 911 Turbo 3.0
  • Panamera Turbo S

Shelby:

  • Cobra 427

Subaru:

  • Cosworth Impreza STI CS400

Tesla:

  • Roadster 2.5

 

Police Vehicles:

The following Police vehicles have also been confirmed to make an appearance in the game:

  • Corvette C6 Z06 Police Interceptor
  • Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  • S.W.A.T. Truck
  • Ford Police Interceptor Utility
  • Dodge Charger SRT-8 Police Interceptor

Modifications:

Earn upgrades and modifications by meeting specific targets for each individual vehicle you own. Targets include take downs, driving a certain distance and winning races.

Put the odds in your favour when racing and fleeing hot pursuits by modifying your vehicle with;

  • Reinforced Chassis - Increases toughness
  • Re-inflating Tires - Allows burst tyres to re-inflate
  • Impact Protection - Increases control and toughness
  • Lightweight Chassis - Increases Acceleration & Control Reduces Weight
  • Stock Transmission - 
  • Off Road - Increases Off-Road Performance
  • Track - Increases Acceleration & Control
  • Stock Tyres -
  • Power shot Nitrous - Increases Acceleration
  • Long Gears – Increases top speed
  • Short Gears - Increases Acceleration

Every modification has huge impacts on the cars itself, a simple mod to your car can save you from getting caught by the police or simply winning the race and getting that bit closer to your main goal as becoming Most Wanted.

Multiplayer:

Multiplaer in Need for Speed: Most Wanted will feature intense competition, vehicle modification, a massive amount of variety, persistent scoring and endless rewards.

“Fight for position on the start line or turn around to take out oncoming rivals at the finish. It’s online driving, as you’ve never seen it.”

Most Wanted allows players to join and leave multiplayer sessions easily without having to exit their current singleplayer session. The total number of players that will be able to join the same multiplayer environment differs between platforms;

  • PC - Max 12 players
  • PlayStation 3 - Max 8 players
  • Xbox 360 - Max 8 players
  • PlayStation Vita - Max 4 players

Race Modes:

To initiate a Multiplayer event (a race) players must first ‘Meet Up’. Meeting points can be used as starting points for a race and once players ‘meet up’ and remain stationary for a few moments the starter countdown will begin. Any player that attempts to leave the location (start the race early) before the countdown finishes will have their engine cut for a short period of time.

Confirmed events include:

  • Race - Each player will battle against eachother through a series of checkpoints leading towards the finish line.
  • Speed Test - All players compete to set a record for a specific goal within a 90 second time frame. The player with the highest score after the timer runs out is declared the winner.
  • Freedrive Challenge - Co-operative objectives that feature a target each player must meet in order for it to be completed.
  • Team Race - Competing players are split into two opposing teams. Players earn points for their team based on their finishing position with the winning team being the one with highest total amount of points.

 

Autolog:

Just like previous Need For Speed games Most Wanted will be built into the newly upgraded ‘Autolog 2′ network. Autolog 2 will be able compare you and your friends race time from events but as well as cost to state, broken billboards, unlocked cars and upgrades, jump distances and police takedowns.

A new feature called ‘CloudCompete’ is a cross-platform system that allows players to transfer their Most Wanted save data from one platform to another.

 

Pre-Order Bonus:

Pre-Order at the following Retailers to receive exclusive bonus:

Pre-order the Need for Speed: Most Wanted Limited Edition at EB Games (AUS) to receive:

  • 4 Hours of Double Speed Points - Get double Speed Points for your first four hours of multiplayer.
  • 2 Limited Edition Vehicles - Get early access in online multiplayer to two of the World’s hottest cars complete with the exclusive Satin Black livery and the latest performance modifications.
  • The ultimate in speed and style, there isn’t a more impressive piece of automotive engineering than theMaserati GranTurismo MC Stradale featuring these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Racing Engine and brakes tuned for increased power and control.
    • The Ground Effect Body increases down-force for better maneuverability.
  • The powerful, lightweight and super responsive 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is perfect for ditching rivals at breakneck speed and comes equipped with these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Optimized Aerodynamic Body reducing drag for maximum top speed.
    • Efficient and sustained speed boost with the Nitrous Burn.

Pre-order at Game Stop (US) to receive:

  • Pre-order Need for Speed Most Wanted to guarantee your Limited Edition version. Boost your progression faster than your friends by earning double Speed Points for your first four hours of multiplayer. Leave your friends and rivals in your rearview as you take control of two of the World’s hottest cars, equipped with the latest performance modifications and the exclusive Satin Black livery.
  • 4 Hours of Double Speed Points – Get double Speed Points for your first four hours of multiplayer.
  • 2 Limited Edition Vehicles – Get early access in online multiplayer to two of the World’s hottest cars complete with the exclusive Satin Black livery and the latest performance modifications.
  • The ultimate in speed and style, there isn’t a more impressive piece of automotive engineering than the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale featuring these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Racing Engine and brakes tuned for increased power and control.
    • The Ground Effect Body increases down-force for better maneuverability.
    • The powerful, lightweight and super responsive 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is perfect for ditching rivals at breakneck speed and comes equipped with these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Optimized Aerodynamic Body reducing drag for maximum top speed.
    • Efficient and sustained speed boost with the Nitrous Burn.

Pre-order Online on Origin to receive:

  • 4 Hours of Double Speed Points – Get double Speed Points for your first four hours of multiplayer.
  • 2 Limited Edition Vehicles – Get early access in online multiplayer to two of the World’s hottest cars complete with the exclusive Satin Black livery and the latest performance modifications.
  • The ultimate in speed and style, there isn’t a more impressive piece of automotive engineering than the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale featuring these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Racing Engine and brakes tuned for increased power and control.
    • The Ground Effect Body increases down-force for better maneuverability.
  • The powerful, lightweight and super responsive 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is perfect for ditching rivals at breakneck speed and comes equipped with these Limited Edition modifications:
    • Optimized Aerodynamic Body reducing drag for maximum top speed.
    • Efficient and sustained speed boost with the Nitrous Burn.

 

Trailers & Gameplay:

 

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So that’s everything we know about Need For Speed: Most Wanted, if you’ve got any information we’ve missed let us know! So, are you excited for the game?

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