Need for Speed: Most Wanted To Support Off-TV Play On Wii U

By Ishaan . January 2, 2013 . 2:30pm

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is headed to the Wii U next, and the game will support off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad, Electronic Arts’ Japanese division has revealed.


Additionally, you’ll also be able to view the game’s map on the Wii U GamePad, allowing you to see the locations of billboards, speed cameras and more.


In Japan, Electronic Arts will release Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Wii U on March 14th. The publisher has not yet announced a U.S. release date.

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  • malek86

    I guess that “seeing the map on the Gamepad screen” will become the standard feature for most Wii U games when they can’t think of anything else.

    Problem is, by the time this comes out, the 360/PS3/PC versions will already have their price cut by half or so… that’s why late ports are a bad idea. We can only hope the next NFS will arrive on time with the other versions.

    • Elvick

      Won’t be so bad if they price it accordingly and not try to get full price out of it. They probably will though, since that’s usually how it works.

      • Mizu D

        Exactly, you can see how EA was pricing ME3 and to make it worse, they announced the whole trilogy for the other system for the same price…that or release a gimped version of Madden.

        Anyway I dont expect much from EA on Nintendo platform compare to the other 3rd party like Activision, Capcom and Ubi Soft.

  • popyea

    Does this mean local multiplayer will be available? ie. One person uses the tv while the other uses the gamepad. The game’s lack of split screen was disappointing, but would the gamepad facilitate an easier solution? I’m guessing the same applies though, seeing as the gamepad is still just receiving the signal from the console, and isn’t technically much different from splitting the screen.

    • shogunknight

      Since they didnt specify, then thats a no. EA has even cut their games off the local multiplayer category. So, it would be very surprising if local multiplayer is available….and unfair :(

      • Mizu D

        Yeah, considering Sega and Sumo Digital can do 5 players locally with Sonic Racing on Wii U…

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