Buckle Up, Nintendo Fans: EA`s Award-Winning Need for Speed Most Wanted Races on to Wii U This Spring

Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST

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All-New Co-Op Features Allow Players to Team Up With a Friend and Make Trouble
Together in the Wii U Enhanced Version of Need for Speed Most Wanted
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Team up to top the Most Wanted List! EA and Criterion Games announced today that
Need for Speed Most Wanted, winner of more than 30 industry awards,is coming to
Nintendo`s Wii U system on March 19 in North America and March 21 in Europe.
Need for Speed Most Wanted unleashes gamers into a connected, open world where
they race, chase and explore their way to become Most Wanted amongst their
friends.

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Need for Speed Most Wanted's all new local co-op mode, Co-Driver. (Photo:
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Utilising three unique features of the Wii U GamePad controller and including
bonus content, the Wii U game makes the race to become Most Wanted more fun and
social than ever before. Firstly, introducing an all new local co-op mode,
Co-Driver, one player drives using the Wii Remote controller or Wii U Pro
Controller, and another player uses the Wii U GamePad to provide control and
navigation assistance on a fully interactive real-time map. Using just their
fingertips, a partner can distract pursuing cops, switch from night to day or
activate enhanced performance for any car and even control the amount of traffic
on the road. This is the ultimate advantage for gamers who like to stir up
trouble for the cops, their friends or just for fun. 

For another competitive edge, players can change their mods, switch into their
favorite cars, track milestones and uncover the city`s hidden gems, all on the
fly with the Wii U touch screen, ensuring nothing ever slows them down. 

Finally, Need for Speed Most Wanted on Wii U brings the blockbuster action of
the open world racer to players` fingertips. The entire game is playable
off-screen using the Wii U GamePad, so gamers never have to put the game down. 

Need for Speed Most Wanted on Wii U also includes the Ultimate Speed Pack, so
players can take to the streets five of the sickest, most ludicrously fast cars
ever made: McLaren`s F1 LM, Lamborghini`s minimalist artwork, the Aventador J,
the track-focused Pagani Zonda R, Bugatti`s reigning world speed champion, the
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Hennessey`s savage 275 mile-an-hour
ragtop beast, the Venom GT Spyder.

Need for Speed Most Wanted lets gamers compete against the people they want to
defeat most - their friends. With EA`s innovative online technology Autolog 2,
the game automatically tracks and compares best race times, high scores and
more. These stats are broadcast throughout the open world, fueling friendly
competition and rivalries. Curious if you`re still dominating the leaderboards?
Autolog 2 alerts you every time you`ve been knocked off the top, reminding you
it`s time to reclaim your position. Need for Speed Most Wanted`s online
multiplayer also ups the ante for social competition. Gamers pick a car, meet up
with their friends and are immersed in a non-stop playlist of action-packed
events. Whether it`s competing for the best starting position, the ultimate
jump, or finishing first place, if there`s something to do, there`s someone to
beat. Any Speed Points earned on Wii U will add to your existing total if you
are playing the game on any of the other available platforms. 

Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U will be available March 19 in North America
for $59.99 and March 21 in Europe for €69.99. 

For more information on Need for Speed Most Wanted, visit
http://www.needforspeed.com. For more information on Need for Speed, visit
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http://info.ea.com. 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect
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trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the
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