Need for Speed Most Wanted gets dated
Current-gen platforms will see EA's latest racer launch November 15, Xbox 360 version release still TBD.
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Every version of Electronic Arts' latest racer Need for Speed Most Wanted is set to peel out of the factory November 15, every version but the one for the Xbox 360, that is. An EA rep confirmed to GameSpot today the expected ship date for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, PSP, DS, and GBA versions of the game, but said the Xbox 360 edition's ship date is still to be determined. It will be a launch title for the new console, so expect that determination to arrive as soon as Microsoft announces the 360 hardware's release date.
Last year's Need for Speed Underground 2 injected a story mode into the traditionally chase-oriented racing series. That addition met with mixed reviews, and this year's installment looks to keep the street-racing theme of the Underground titles, but puts the gameplay focus back on the racing. Players will spend plenty of time running from the law, which will increase their reputation and allow them to challenge better street racers. However, that heightened reputation works both ways, as especially notorious drivers may find their cars impounded if they push their luck too far. For more on Most Wanted, check out GameSpot's latest Impressions.