January 28th, 2005, 21:38 PM
EA Announces Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS
Electronic Arts today announced that Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS (Nintendo Dual Screen) handheld game system will hit retail stores nationwide this spring. Gamers can dominate the tuner racing underground with new features and gameplay only made possible by the Nintendo DS.
"Nintendo DS is a great platform that helps us offer Need for Speed fans a new way to play games on the go," said Nick Ferguson, assistant producer, EA Canada. "Whether it's customizing your own ride, racing friends via the wireless multiplayer, or using the touch-screen nitrous controls for that extra boost, Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS really puts the power of tuner racing in the palm of your hands."
Utilizing the handheld's touch screen technology, gamers can create their own custom vinyl designs in the "Design Studio" and apply them to the car for a unique tuner racing look. Players can also manage their nitrous usage during a race by using the touch-sensitive panel to control the power of their boost. For racers looking to show off their skills and flaunt their rides, Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS supports four players via the wireless link. Now gamers can race head-to-head with friends anywhere, at anytime.
Developed in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, Need for Speed Underground 2 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB.