If mobile gaming happens to be your thing and iOS or Android is your mobile operating system of choice then be prepared to be blown away at some point this month as we gear ourselves for the release of the latest title in the Need For Speed franchise. The official Need For Speed Twitter account has pointed us in the direction of a YouTube trailer from EAMobileGames that treats us to twenty-four seconds of a simply breathtaking example of mobile gaming at its finest.
Need For Speed Most Wanted is the latest stunning game to come from Firemonkeys studios and is being distributed by EA Mobile onto the iOS App Store and Google Play Store at some point during October. When watching the video of the actual gameplay; it’s actually difficult to imagine that we will be talking our iPhones or Galaxy S IIIs out of our pockets toactually play this stunner. The development team have pedigree when it comes to making mobile car-racing games, and that expertise clearly shines in this game.
Need For Speed Most Wanted will feature a new physics-based collisions engine that makes impacts and crashes in the game seem unbelievably real, as well as producing very realistic visual damage to any vehicle that has been involved in an altercation or collided with any aspect of the gaming environment. The excitement and adrenaline level of mobile gaming has also been raised with the inclusion of exciting police takedown scenes and having the ability to control real-world vehicles throughout the game.
Gamers can expect to get behind the wheel of the powerful Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Porsche 911 Carrera S or even a gorgeous Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale as Firemonkeys have worked hard to bring a realistic gaming experience to the palms of our hands. The realism doesn’t end with the vehicles, and one of the most appealing aspects of the game that is shown in the quick trailer is the immediate reaction that the vehicles have to the environment and other cars on the track. Damage appears to occur instantly upon collision with bumpers hanging off and sparks flying as cars overturn and hit the walls.
Personally speaking, I haven’t really been a big fan of racing games in the past and have chosen to stick to infinite side-scrolling adventure games for longevity and addictiveness. However, if the final build of Need For Speed Most Wanted lives up to the visuals of the trailer then I imagine this will find an immediate home on my iPad. The game is slated for an October release so stay tuned for updates as they come.