Need for Speed Most Wanted On Wii U Has A New “Co-Driver” Mode

By Ishaan . January 17, 2013 . 2:20pm

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is headed to the Wii U in March, and EA have tossed in a few new features for the Wii U version that make use of the Wii U GamePad.


As previously reported, Most Wanted on Wii U will support off-TV play on the GamePad. Additionally, there’s also going to be a new mode called “Co-Driver” where one player can drive using the Wii Remote or Wii U Pro Controller, while a second player can provide navigation assistance, control traffic, distract cops, switch from day to night, and more using the Wii U GamePad.


Need for Speed Most Wanted on Wii U will also includes the “Ultimate Speed Pack,” which includes the McLaren F1 LM, Lamborghini’s Aventador J, the Pagani Zonda R, the Bugatti Veyron, and Hennessey’s Venom GT Spyder.


Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U will be available on March 19th in North America for $59.99 and March 21st in Europe for €69.99.

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  • Spirit Macardi

    I want to see Backseat-Driver Mode next, where you play by shouting things to the main player through the microphone.

    • HAHAHA. XD

    • XD

    • Shadowman

      That’s gonna be local or mutiplayer? Lol.

      • I don’t think you’d even need a microphone for local play…

        On the other hand, VOIP-assisted group-based shouting seems to be a familiar activity to many online gamers, so~

        Note: Apologies to @Zero_Destiny:disqus for hijacking his joke. :3

    • d19xx

      Are we there yet! Pull-over I need to pee!

    • Wife-mode or dad-teaching-you-how-to-drive-mode

  • Tom_Phoenix

    €69.99?!?! That should be considered daylight robbery!

    • Well… Now you know how people who buy games in Norway feel like. That 70 EUR comes down to about 520 NOK; retail prices here range from 500~600 NOK.

      I can only imagine how much this game is going to cost here…

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Well, I do feel sorry for people who live in places where game prices are particularly outrageous (Japan, Australia, Brazil etc.). But it’s not like €60 is a low price either.

        I’m not the type of person who thinks that all new releases should stick to the same price point. But if you’re going to charge an above average price, then you better make certain the product has the value to justify it. Right now, there’s nothing that would give me the impression that this game is worth the larger price point.

  • WyattEpp

    This is actually a really cool idea, but it has waaay more potential! Picture this:
    [Colin MaRae’s] DIRT Pro U, the latest in a long line of realistic rally racing games now brings you something uniqe! Introducing Nav-School mode, a co-driver training mode that gives you all the information needed to guide your team to success: detailed area maps, corner data, topology, and roadbed composition . An extensive tutorial mode teaches you to read pacenotes, judge conditions, recognise hazards, and work as an essential team member. Once you’re comfortable, dive into the time trials on actual past WRC courses and see how you fare on the leaderboards. Looking to learn more? Learn to write your own pacenotes with drills and randomly generated courses you can share with your gearfriends. And last, the ultimate co-driver challenge: endless survival. Given only the course map directly in your area, how long can you keep your driver going without any written notes?

    ….ah, if only.

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