Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Ship Date: Fall 2004
Platforms: PLAYSTATION ® 2, XBOX ®, NINTENDO
GAMECUBE™, PC, GAME BOY® ADVANCE
Discover the living, breathing world of tuner culture in Need
for Speed™ Underground 2, the sequel to the best-selling racing
game of 2003, and the latest blockbuster installment in the legendary Need
for Speed franchise.
Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct
interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers
an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players
explore the city, they'll encounter rival racers who will school them
in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing
spots in town.
Deep new performance tuning allows gamers to fine-tune every aspect
of their ride's handling and performance, while hundreds of new visual
customizations guarantee players can create their own personalized,
totally unique car.
All-new game modes join Circuit, Drift, and Drag events to add depth
and variety, pushing car and driver to the limit, while more than a
dozen new cars and hundreds of aftermarket parts from the biggest names
in the business make Need for Speed Underground 2 the deepest,
most authentic tuner experience ever.
Free-Roaming City :
Explore a massive city divided into five distinct, interconnected neighborhoods,
ranging from serpentine suburban hills to an intense downtown grid.
A complex series of drivable freeways connect the neighborhoods together.
Emergent Gameplay : Want to make a name
for yourself in the underground? You'll need to find it first. Races
can happen anywhere and at any time and as players encounter rivals
on the street they'll be clued into where they can buy the hottest
upgrades or enter the most elite events.
New Gameplay Modes : Three new gameplay
modes are added to last year's circuit, drift and drag competitions,
challenging gamers to hone their skills in a number of driving disciplines.
Performance Tuning : Tune every aspect
of your car's performance with hundreds of licensed aftermarket performance
upgrades and then fine-tune everything from the gear ratio to the suspension
for the ultimate ride.
The Hottest Cars : More than thirty
of the most sought-after tuner cars are available from the hottest
manufacturersâ€”from Nissan Motor Co., Toyota™, and Mitsubishi Motors
and more -- if they're hot on the street, they're in the game.
Visual Customization : With more than
twice the visual customizations of last year's game, there are literally
billions of car combinations available to gamers. Featuring audio upgrades,
scissor doors, spoilers, headlights, side skirts, roof scoops, hoods,
rims, wide body kits, neon and more, if you can trick it out in real
life, you can trick it out in Need for Speed Underground 2 .
Environmental Variety : Each of the
five distinct neighborhoods in Need for Speed Underground 2 feature
a unique look and feel, including varied driving conditions and track
types. Road surfaces, real-time weather effects, and environmental
hazards will keep gamers on their toes as they race from dusk till
Online : Gamers can put their reputation
on the line, challenging the world's best racers online for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system.**.