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E3: New Need For Speed game unvieled

Need for Speed

EA have been showing off Need For Speed: Underground today, with the first screens and details.

Need for Speed Underground allows gamers to build a completely unique exotic ride by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of car mods by winning events. But just creating the ultimate custom street racing machine will not get a racer to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing.

A number of diverse events set in gritty, nighttime environments make up the heart of street competition. Players become complete street racers by perfecting skills in each event; by nailing the perfect shift in drag racing, and by putting their street cred on the line, racing through the city streets late at night.

The game features 20 fully customizable licensed cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru®, Toyota™ and other top manufacturers. There are hundreds of ways to customize one’s ride with aftermarket parts from dozens of providers including AEM Inc., Audiobahn®., Bilstein®, Dazz Motorsport, DC Sports, Eibach® Enkei, GReddy Performance Products Inc., HKS®, Holley®, Injen™, Jackson Racing, MOMO, Neuspeed®, Nitrous Express Inc., O.Z®, PIAA, Skunk2 Racing, Sparco®, StreetGlow®, Turbonetics Inc.

Need for Speed Underground will be released on PS2, GameCube, GBA, Xbox and PC.

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