Digital Foundry – \”Criterion is Going to Surprise\” With Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U is set to launch this week, and it sounds like it’s going to make a lot of us verrrrry happy….


Criterion shocked the world, and please many a Nintendo Enthusiast earlier this year by revealing they were behind the delayed port of last winter’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted. The reason for the delay? They had been hard at work researching the ethos behind the Wii U and adding a lot of unique extras to make Most Wanted U the greatest version of the game.

The result is unarguably the one of the most impressive, technologically challenging cross-platform conversions the Wii U has in its roster. Owing to the 1GB of RAM available to developers – compared to the 512MB on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – the Wii U version features the enhanced textures currently found only on the PC version. It sounds like an ambitious addition, but it proved to be no issue for the team.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted U launches in North America on March 19th, and in Europe on March 22nd. The game will also be made available via the Wii U’s eShop . The game also comes packed with the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC on disc.

Stay tuned to Nintendo Enthusiast for \”Most Wanted Monday’s\” and \”DUI Fridays\”, for more information head to our forums!