EA Announces Three New Need for Speed Titles and Screens

Global Studio Teams to developed three new NFS games
Electronic Arts announced today the establishing of three independent Need for Speed series: Need for Speed NITRO (DS/Wii - Fall 2009), Need for Speed World Online (PC - Winter 2009 in North America, Summer 2009 in Asia), and Need for Speed SHIFT (PC/Xbox 360/PS3/PSP - Fall 2009) - click on each title for screenshots. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios in collaboration with executive producer Michael Mann at Black Box and senior vice president Patrick Soderlund at EA Games Europe, Need for Speed SHIFT will feature a realistic first-person cockpit view camera and an all-new crash mechanic. In the works at EA Montreal, Need for Speed NITRO (working title) features a variety of licensed cars which can be fully customized to let the game reflect the player's taste and personality. Co-developed by Black Box and EA Singapore, Need for Speed World Online will give Need for Speed fans access to licensed cars, parts and multiple game modes. Players will prove their racing supremacy through the sophisticated online matchmaking features and fully customize their profile and their ride. In related news, according to NFSUnlimited.net, a fourth title is also said to be in development, but there are no details about it yet (thanks: Attila).