EA reveals details on DS NFSU2

Portable version of the top-selling racer will hit stores March 21; DS-exclusive features include wireless multiplayer and touch-screen nitrous controls.


Need for Speed: Underground 2

Electronic Arts revealed it would release a DS version of Need for Speed Underground 2 quite a while ago. However, it was only today that the publisher popped the hood to let gamers in on the tuner-culture racer for Nintendo's dual-screen handheld, which will ship on March 21.

Developed by EA Canada, the game will feature multiple uses for its touch-screen capabilities. During races, drivers can control the amount of nitrous boost they use with the touch-sensitive screen. Gamers can also design their own paint jobs for their cars using the stylus and the touch screen. It's not clear how far the game's "Design Studio" will let gamers create their own decals, but the game will let gamers apply designs to cars for "a unique tuner racing look."

The DS's wireless capabilities will be used in full force as well, as up to four racers will be able to compete against one another wirelessly.

Be sure to keep the engine running, because GameSpot will have more on Need for Speed Underground 2 for the DS soon. In the meantime, take a look at our full review of the game for Nintendo's other portable, the Game Boy Advance.

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