Electronic Arts joins the highly anticipated launch of Nintendo Wii in Europe with the availability of Need for Speed Carbon and Madden NFL 07, both custom designed for the new console. As of 8th December consumers across Europe will be able to play the latest releases from these hallmark franchises that take advantage of the Wii’s one of a kind controller.
Additional releases on Wii in the coming months include SSX Blur, in development exclusively for the platform, and new titles from the Harry Potter, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Medal of Honor, and The Sims franchises.
"The launch of Nintendo Wii has offered EA a unique opportunity to capitalize on the capabilities of the revolutionary controller and attract new audiences to the world of interactive entertainment. Looking ahead, we will continue to explore ways to take full advantage of this unique gaming platform and bring new and innovative game play possibilities to consumers in Europe and around the world." - Jens-Uwe Intat - Managing Director of European Publishing - EA
Need for Speed Carbon
The battle starts on the streets of Palmont city, but is won in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled forms of street racing. Need for Speed Carbon and the Nintendo Wii introduce the world to a whole new way to play Need for Speed. Offering the classic Need for Speed controls and immersive gameplay experience, with the addition of the Wii's unique controller scheme takes NFS Carbon gameplay to levels previously not possible. A simple yet intuitive control scheme using the Wii controllers, the player will instantly recognize and feel the physics differences between the 50 plus Muscle, Exotic, and Tuner cars, as they use their crew to win Canyon races, customize their cars using Autosculpt, and battle to take control of the streets of Palmont.
Madden NFL 07
With the launch on the Nintendo Wii, Madden NFL 07 takes advantage of the revolutionary controller design and all-new Madden FreeMotion controls to create a new controller-focused experience, bringing Madden's gameplay depth alive in a whole new and immersive way. Key Wii-only features for Madden NFL 07 include exclusive multiplayer mini games designed to support four player gameplay, new multiplayer enhancements including a multiplayer sprint, new play calling system designed for basic football fan knowledge, and Madden in-game tutorials that teach the users how to use new FreeMotion controls and allow users to practice within the game.
Madden NFL 07 on Wii will also include the popular key features lead blocking control, NFL Superstar: Hall of Fame mode as well as all-new Highlight moves that allows you to run like the NFL players run. In its 17th year and with more than 55 million copies sold life to date, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Madden NFL 07 for Wii is being developed by EA Canada.