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Need for Speed Nitro goes Gold

Posted by: Jake at 10/19/2009 3:31 PM
EA has today announced that Need for Speed Nitro will be going Gold on November 3rd, when it arrives in stores around the U.S., and on November 6th, in Europe. EA has also released the complete soundtrack, along with audio samples of each track, here. Need for Speed Nitro Gold is being released for the Nitnendo Wii and DS, and is rated E10+.


NEED FOR SPEED NITRO GOES GOLD



This Holiday’s Hottest Arcade Racer Speeds to Retailers Powered by an Electrifying International Soundtrack



REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 19, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the award-winning Need for Speed™ NITRO has gone gold and will be in stores early, arriving to retailers on November 3rd in North America and on November 6th in Europe. Developed specifically for the Wii and Nintendo DS, Need for Speed NITRO captures the fun and exhilaration of arcade racing, thrusting players into a world of blazing speed where they must dominate the competition at 200 MPH. Complementing the thrilling gameplay is an adrenaline-charged soundtrack that features songs from some of the world’s most celebrated and innovative artists including k-os, Placebo and Crystal Method.



“This soundtrack musically exemplifies the intensity, attitude and adrenaline of Need for Speed NITRO” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. “This energetic collection of rock, electronic and hip hop, matches the incredible speed and intensity of a game experience players will never forget.”



“Our vision was to create something unique on the Nintendo platforms,” said Joe Booth, Senior Producer. “Need for Speed NITRO combines the franchise’s trademark attitude, sense of speed and addictive gameplay with the approachability and pick up and play of Nintendo.”



Need for Speed NITRO delivers the thrill of high-speed racing to all types of gamers with exciting gameplay, accessible controls, and competitive multiplayer events. Recently crowned IGN’s Best Racing Game on the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Need for Speed NITRO is one of this holiday's most fun and exciting arcade racers.



To see the complete soundtrack and hear samplings of each song, please visit www.ea.com/eatrax/

Developed by EA Montreal, Need for Speed NITRO is available on the Wii and Nintendo DS and is rated E10+ by ESRB and 7+ by PEGI.