Electronic Arts today in North America released Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as on Windows PCs and Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. The game is available now for seven bucks both over at the App Store and Play Store. Need for Speed: Most Wanted rolls out in Australia on November 1 and in Europe the following day.

A version for Nintendo’s new Wii U console is slated to hit North American shores, Europe and Australia some time next year. The game invites you to drive “the world’s hottest cars ripping through the open world, screwing with the cops and get away in style”. In addition to the above launch trailer, I’ve also included several nice videos below the fold…

By the way, the universal binary for the iPhone and iPad is a 593MB download versus just twelve megabytes for an Android version.

From YouTube description:

Buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight; you’re in for the ride of your life. In Most Wanted, you’ll experience dream cars, the way you always wanted them. No tracks and no simulation. It’s about taking your ride to the limit and beyond, nailing perfect 200 mile-an-hour drifts, slamming your friends off the road, outsmarting the cops and getting away with it in style.

Developed by Firemonkeys, Need for Speed: Most Wanted boasts dynamic physics-based collisions for realistic visual damage. A lot of emphasis is on cop takedowns and high speed chases, as seen in these trailers.

There are 35 different cars to choose from, like the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, Porsche 911 Carrera S, SRT Viper GTS, Hummer H1 Alpha, plus unlockable ones.

Check out this IGN clip showcasing iOS gameplay.

And here’s console gameplay.

And your multiplayer trailer.

The launch trailer is also nice.

And this here is one totally dope live action TV commercial.

Will you be taking the plunge?

  • notewar

    Omg…i got a pop up saying that this game is not available in Australia store T_T

    • Mohamed Hassabo

      No Shit Sherlock. Read the post:
      “Need For Speed: Most wanted rolls out in Australia on November 1st…”.
      And yes that includes the AppStore too.
      Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • jose castro

    i wish you could do that on mobile devices, the grinds and all lol.. but i getting that game lol

  • I’m sorry but is it really 12mb on android ?!

    • jose castro

      lol i highly doubt it

      • I thought it might be a typo..

      • Mohamed Hassabo

        I think he ment 1200 MB 🙂

      • jose castro

        its 565 mb somthing it half of a gig to download

      • Mohamed Hassabo

        I meant or android, or do you really mean the download on android 565mb?

    • RacerMaster

      It is. It’s an app to download the game. It verifies that you actually purchased the game before letting you download. This is to prevent piracy as someone could simply upload the game (APK) and you could install it without needing a root/jailbreak.

  • Mike

    I’ll be actively searching for the ipa file to run it on my jailbroken iPad 🙂

    • please don’t be a pirate man…

    • PereZ!

      So you can afford a iPad, but you don’t have 7 bucks? Dafuq.

  • Can’t wait to play it! So pumped!

  • will be picking up my copy today after work. i cant wait.

  • Think there is a way to use your iPhone as a controller and play on your iPad?

  • RacerMaster

    Bought it, and downloading right now. Oh and BTW, the reason the Android version is only 22 MB is because it’s just an app that downloads the game after it verifies that you bought it. Firemint (now Firemonkeys) did this with Real Racing 2 for Android as well to prevent piracy, since you can install APK files on any Android without needing a jailbreak/root.

  • Johnny

    Sorry to ask a stupid question but is it really fun to play?