PWNED speaks to Rob O’Farrell, Executive Producer at Criterion Games Need For Speed Most Wanted U, and how this is the definitive console edition of one of last year’s hottest games.
Rob explains the different game inclusions that were made possible by the Wii U’s hardware, and top of the list is the Co-Driver Mode which allows two people to drive together using the Wii U GamePad and the Wii’s Nunchuck and Remote. It’s perfect for families playing together and the GamePad allows the player to control different driving variables, such as traffic, cops and even the day/night cycle.
The ability to disrupt the cops also stretches to the Wii U’s single player modes, allowing players to move on to their next event without having to spend time shaking off the cops first. There’s also a map button on the GamePad, making navigation around Fairhaven City much easier — it also pinpoints everything the city has to offer, including Jackspots, Billboards, Shortcuts and Speed Cameras.
Also exclusive to the Wii U version of the game is the ability to take the game off the TV and onto the Wii U GamePad.
Multiplayer fanatics will also have everything they need on the Wii U version, including Autolog and challenges, with players’ Miis showing up on the in-game billboards. Easydrive has also had an overhaul, and players can access all the races and cars, and also Post To Miiverse and share their stats with the Wii U community.
Need For Speed Most Wanted U comes with DLC the Ultimate Speed Pack, so players have access to cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, the Bugatti and the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.