During last nights unveiling of the next gen console Xbox 360 a short clip of Need For Speed: Most Wanted was shown. Gamespot has posted the clip and also wrote a small article on what the video showed us.

Xbox 360 NFS:MW Video @ Gamespot
Xbox 360 NFS:MW Video @ IGN

Update: ND4SPDWorld got their hands on the actual clip shown on MTV last night. Download it MTV NFS:MW Video @ ND4SPDWorld

EA sent us some very high resolution screenshots today. Most of you have probably already seen these but for those that have not and for those that want to see them at a very high resolution you can view them here.

http://www.nfscars.net/media.php?do=screenshots&section;=nfs9

1up.com has posted a interview with Michael Mann. The article has some good information but not much more is revealed however 1up did get there hands on 4 new screenshots which can be viewed here

You can read the full interview here.

http://ps2.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3140169

EA has officially announced need for speed most wanted.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 11, 2005 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that Need for Speed™ Most Wanted, from the makers of the hit Need for Speed™ Underground franchise that has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, currently is under development at EA Canada. Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.

“Out-race your opponents, evade cops and exploit the open world in Need for Speed Most Wanted; street racing doesn’t get any better than this,” said Larry LaPierre, senior producer, EA Canada. Players instantly will feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed.”

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Add in a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be on every gamer’s “must-have” list.

Developed in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, Need for Speed Most Wanted will be available for a next generation console as well as the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, PSP™ handheld entertainment system and PC. More details to follow.

Gamers also can participate in the Need for Speed Most Wanted Custom Car Vinyl Design Contest* to have their own custom vinyl considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming game. For more information on the game, please visit:


Links:

EA NFS:MW Official Announcement
NFS:MW Custom Vinyl Design Contest

As posted fromSPOnG.com:

World Exclusive: Need for Speed: Most Wanted – EA’s Leading Franchise Blown Apart Only Here !

SPOnG can today exclusively blow the lid on Electronic Arts’ next Need for Speed game, detailing the company’s thinking on the leading franchise update for the first time.

The series will ditch the Underground moniker, with the new game carrying the titleNeed for Speed: Most Wanted. The information, leaked to us last week, states that the multi-platform offering will ship across the world in late 2005.

Most Wanted will be available for Xbox 2, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PC, PSP and “Game Boy Advance or Nintendo DS.” A pleasant added value news snippet details a “…simultaneous ship, with the Xbox2 platform, which indicates a late 2005 release for Xbox2 too. Though whether the machine will go under the ‘Xbox2’ name is unclear. But the launch period, as dated by the world’s leading third-party publisher, can now be pencilled in.

The picture we get is of a game that is not really too different from the Underground duo, with one key difference: Most Wanted takes the series back to its roots,with police chases making up the body of the gameplay. (Yipppeeee !!!! :D <––- Vipers personal Observation )

The game will feature:

  • Outwit cops missions
  • Visual customisation to manage your ‘heat meter’
  • Epic Hollywood-style police pursuits with up to 15 cop cars on screen
  • Skill-based cop evasion and upgradable evasion technology
  • Interactive environments conducive to eluding cops


There is also a rap-sheet system, in which a player’s notoriety is upped by performing more dangerous manoeuvres in the view of following police.

Eight game modes are promised:
  • Multiple point races
  • Toll booth races
  • Speed trap photos
  • Outrun
  • Outrun best route
  • Circuit
  • Sprint
  • Knockout – Cost to state, pursuit milestones and headlines
  • Milestones


Four ‘distinct regions’ will be offered, along withreal time weather and an evolving environment.

There will be no racing during the night-time :D

all the action taking place between sun up and sunset.

Online play will be included with what is described as a ‘similar feature set to NFSU2’ though this time, world-wide play will be included with no conflict between the North American and European versions.

Around 100 motors will be on offer. ‘Asian import (tuners), exotics, American muscle and Euro imports,” as detailed by EA.

Oh, one more thing! Burnout 4 is slated for Xbox 2 launch.

We’ll post screens when they become available.


Ahhhh…first the NFS 5 cars being released and now this…some of the best news Ive ever heard :pleased:

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