Need for Speed goes Underground

And under cover of nighttime

EA officially revealed details of their latest Need for Speed driving title yesterday, titled: Need for Speed Underground. The new game appears to take much of its inspiration from the likes of Rockstar's Midnight Club 2, as the publishers enthuse that players can enter the adrenaline-filled world of high performance street racing.

Real-life high performance cars and modifications will feature, and we're told that award winning special effects techniques will be employed to offer a unique sense of speed in the on-screen action. Those competing in the 'tough' world of urban street racing will earn cash as they succeed, allowing for higher-performance cars and upgrades, which in turn will lead to greater success.

EA Black Box are in charge of the development, and a release in early 2004 is planned on the PS2, Cube, Xbox and GBA.

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