EA feels Need for Speed again with Carbon

Latest installment in long-running series sets players loose in city streets, winding canyon courses on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and more.

The Need for Speed franchise has come a long way since debuting on the ill-fated 3D0 system more than a decade ago, and it's about to go a little further. The Electronic Arts-published series' next installment, Need for Speed Carbon, will see the in-game action spill out of the sprawling city streets and into the world of canyon racing.

At the game's outset, players will race as part of a crew "in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time." Police presence eventually forces the war out of the city proper, and the races continue on the treacherous roads of Carbon Canyon. EA is emphasizing customization options in Carbon, giving players the ability to set the configurations of their rides, as well as those of their crews.

While Carbon was first mentioned publicly in Sony's pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo conference this year, it hadn't been officially acknowledged by Electronic Arts until today. Need for Speed Carbon will be released this November on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, Game Boy Advance, PSP, PC, and mobile phones.

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DarthSidious3
DarthSidious3

so.......we own a crew eh.......well.....this is probly going to be the best NFS. cant wazit for the one after, see how ridiculous that is....lookin forward to it.

blue5_thunder
blue5_thunder

im so happy that its nearly out i will definitely get when it first come out (just hope its costs £30 or less)

farrari_zx
farrari_zx

thats alot of systems it will be on damn.............

CrazyNico
CrazyNico

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unnilennium78
unnilennium78

This game with the racing around canyon feels like a Japanese Anime... Initial D

Halfsmoke
Halfsmoke

i want this game so D*mn bad

RatZrule
RatZrule

carbon rulz! auto sculpt will make history in gaming world thanx EA

thesethcohen
thesethcohen

HOT PURSUIT 2 is still the best Nfs game the rest are just crap (saying this i have got underground 1 and 2 and most wanted none really compared)

thesethcohen
thesethcohen

what the hell ...... justin1_1_8 i hated the nfsmw game. well, thats bcuz i only bought it 4 the psp. that stunk! it was a waste of 50.00. carbon will have lambos ...have you played most wanted on ps2 that had at least 2 lambo's in what the tronk did you get it for psp for

smallars
smallars

when i played underground 1+ 2 i want to play at the sun at the day so much when i am playing most wanted i miss the night and the dark so much so please ea you have the money take the time but please make it that players can play in the 2 kind of day time it got to have : cops,alot of cars,real damege,repair cost , citizen cars, about the real damege so i tought about it and it can be like a playing mode that you can change in the options like in most wanted when you can choose that you want or dont want damge to the car so you can choose if you want to play realisic mode or the reguler one the realistic mode will have things like when you crush your car realy hard like in 250 km in a car or a tree or a wall your car is dead you need to buy a new one if you do to much drift with the car the tires will blow up and you need to buy new ones take this game to anthor level and make it a dream come true for all the guys who want to race to be near it like they never was

dumdum32
dumdum32

I liked NFS MW and NFSU 2 and basically every EA racing game there is, but taking the action out of the city and into the Carbon Canyon sounds awesome! What I would like to see is damage effects, realistic ones (unlike the spectacular Burnout 3 ones, but still smashin' enough to be cool).

slayerv2
slayerv2

Well yes i think ea is getting it right , again

cloud_790
cloud_790

Not bad. Looks like EA is starting to get it together. Saw the video clip and it looked like some kind of muscle car (chevelle or something) was racing. Hope it's better than most wanted. Most wanted was good but had its flaws. Cutsceans were lame. I don't care if he was black and a cop. I would have kicked his a** or at least take his car out. Razor was such a punk I didn't care too much to get back at him. Espically when I had at least three cars that were a heck of a lot better then the M3. The soundtrack sucked too. Why did they have to try and make this game so "hip" and stuff. The Burnout games rule and they also have great soundtracks. One more thing. How about online play? R* has gotten that right so far. Love MC3 Remix, espically online. Some pointers for you EA. Watch the competition more.

justin1_1_8
justin1_1_8

i hated the nfsmw game. well, thats bcuz i only bought it 4 the psp. that stunk! it was a waste of 50.00. carbon will have lambos i know because i saw acouple of screens at www.needforspeedcarbon.com it looks like the best nfs game out there. Good going EA!!!!!

O_G
O_G

this game looks like it's going to be the best Idea NFS ever made. Can't wait to see how it looks on X360

M-Yu
M-Yu

This looks very good, The visuals look impeccable

N2O_blaster
N2O_blaster

all u haterz shouldnt even b here this is people who like and support ea games and the nfs series talk **** some were else S.O.B.s need 4 speed is the best racing game out there and no 1 can beat it Tats FINAL.......

redfox5555
redfox5555

by what they say here it looks like the ps3 and wii will come out in or before November

fidodido7777777
fidodido7777777

its great they're releasing more NFS's...let's juss hope this one gives us more customising options and focuses more on the midnight illegal street racing feel. They need to add the old TUNERS...the Skylines, 350Z's, Civics, Acuras...the cars that u CAN customise in reality, not carrera GT's. Drags and drifts have got to come back in the game, otherwise its juss another MW

SuckySausage
SuckySausage

Wow the screens look tight. Brings back the Underground 2 and MW into something new, definate must buy for me. Now don't get me wrong, I was playing since Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit days.

Mooshu92887
Mooshu92887

All they need to do now is bring back Sgt Cross too.. "Nice Pinstripe..." Wait, this game is GOING to have police chases too, right? It better, thats what made the last game so awesome.

Ghosto
Ghosto

Wow. This game looks great, I am a huge fan of the NFS series and made myself dain bramaged, uh i mean brain damaged myself from playing NFSMW too much, i will get this game as soon as it comes out

binnytom73
binnytom73

carbon sounds good coz all nfs games keep on improving one after the other.

dbriski5
dbriski5

why gamespot doesn't have a hfs carbon pc version link? the game will be released for pc. or?

DarthUltima
DarthUltima

Gosh. And here I was thinking the series was on track after playing Most Wanted. Carbon sounds like teh suck.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

Racing games these days need to be more innovative, their always the same.

SilvanNL
SilvanNL

It is great that they support so many platforms! I think that's the strenght of EA :)

HarrisKrishna
HarrisKrishna

I dont think this game rokz cuz itz all the same. EA is makin games fast without thinkin the best parts Damn EA

deviljack28
deviljack28

the trailer reminded me of fast and the furious : tokyo drift. looks cool

keg2kay
keg2kay

im glad they brought back "Real" (ie. not rice berners) cars in NFS MW. if we're lucky we'll see plenty more porches and lambos in Carbon. lol they are even releasing it for the GBA. i thought that thing died.... Carbon better have police or else

cclips
cclips

I liked the recent ones, but I feel MW was the best of the most recent, with HP2 comming in behind that. They really need to loose the underground scene and keep going with their exotics theme. Thats what it started out with and should remain. No one likes going fast in a civic except people who own civics. everyone however likes going fast in a Ferrari. It looks like this is going to be mostly drifting, which is cool in its own, but makes for a horrible racing game IMO. If it is mostly drifting then I will pass, I tolerated it in the underground series, but just barely.

Yeehaw_2004
Yeehaw_2004

who wants to just go around just racing,and wreaking this or blowing things up? huh? Boring! Care custumization is needed,with a great storyline like NFSMW,I wish to see pink slip race choices also in NFS games.I loved NFSMW and I bet I will love this one too.

stiker71
stiker71

Ive been hooked on NFS sice MOST WANTED so il buy it sounds kool.

SteveTwo
SteveTwo

Most Wanted was good. It was nice to see them make fun of the 'badass tuner crowd' with those cutscenes. I'll check out Carbon as long as I can still drive and run from the cops like in Most Wanted. (34min police chase, awsome)

hotice47
hotice47

it is coming to xbox too ..greattttttttttttt.

babil_hci
babil_hci

I hope that this time we have Honda and Acura cars. The reason because I didn't buy Most Wanted was only because I couldn't drive my Acura RSX-S. :)

LIL_Cuban
LIL_Cuban

well i think this one is gona be more drifting than any other just by lookn at da movie now since faf tokyo drift came out

ello432
ello432

I hope they do something new, they're getting repetitive

freerunner01
freerunner01

we'll see how this one goes but in Most wanted customization was severly taken out compared to Underground 2...the game may be hot but i wanna see more originality to the titles and im guessing there will be no cops in this one too, underround lacked em, most wanted threw u to the dogs of law enforcement (seriously the five levels of difficulty were severely harder with each level up), i want something in da middle

Azodir
Azodir

My god. They have to stop making these games. they are all the same.

h0ax_c0d3r
h0ax_c0d3r

11 consoles/platforms, no only if it is good on all of them ie Handhelds

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

I just want the great gameplay from the hot pursuit games,i dont care about all the customization..... well anyways its coming out for the wii so i hope it turns out good

emjwings87
emjwings87

Why can't they just make a NFS game that is like Hot Pursuit 2? Something that actually focuses on gameplay rather than boring and usless customization.

ShockwavMk2
ShockwavMk2

I miss the Undergrounds. The first was cool because it was different and not many other games like it had been released, and Underground 2 improved heavily on the first. If this one doesn't have drag, drift, performance tuning, and better online than Most Wanted, I'm not buying it.

freeze893
freeze893

Does anyone else think that "carbon" is a really dumb name.

RevernedICE
RevernedICE

why is it that the first comments (eight in this case) are always deleted