Want four hours of double speed points? You should probably go pre-order Need for Speed Most Wanted then, as EA and Criterion lay out the details on just what’s in store – and all pre-orders will snag a Limited Edition!
In addition to both the early unlocks of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and the Porsche 911 Carrera S (which we’ve known about since E3), we’re now being told about a set of three exclusive packs, only available for console at selected retailers.
Matt Webster, Executive Producer at Criterion Games explains:
In Need for Speed Most Wanted, everything players do earn them Speed Points which are used to compete to be the Most Wanted amongst their friends. Fans with the Limited Edition or pre-order packs will have additional cars to choose from on day one – cars that fit how they like to compete in multiplayer, whether it’s going for the highest top speed, farthest jump, or the fastest race time.
Check with your local retailers to find out which bonus is available, but whichever pack you pick, you’re in for a treat, with early access to the Most Wanted multiplayer cars, complete with unique modifications.
- Speed Pack: The Caterham Superlight R500 in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Track Tyres Modification for improved road handling, and the Lightweight Chassis Modification allowing players to reach mesmerizing speeds
- Power Pack: The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Reinforced Chassis Modification for taking increased damage, and the powerful and violent Nitrous Dump Modification for making tight jumps and powered up takedowns
- Strike Pack: The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Power Pack Powertrain Modification for an engine tuned for torque, acceleration and the ability to reach breakneck speeds, and the Re-inflating Tyres Modification making it easier to survive and counter rivals’ attempts to slow players down
Which Need for Speed Most Wanted pack most tickles your fancy? (Personally, I’m fond of anything featuring re-inflating tyres.)