Wii U’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Have Co-Op Driving

Wii U’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Have Co-Op Driving

Here’s a feature for the March 19 Wii U version of last year’s acclaimed racing game Need for Speed Most Wanted that wasn’t in the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions. From an EA press release:

…an all new local co-op mode, Co-Driver, one player drives using the Wii Remote controller or Wii U Pro Controller, and another player uses the Wii U GamePad to provide control and navigation assistance on a fully interactive real-time map. Using just their fingertips, a partner can distract pursuing cops, switch from night to day or activate enhanced performance for any car and even control the amount of traffic on the road. This is the ultimate advantage for gamers who like to stir up trouble for the cops, their friends or just for fun.

The game will also be playable entirely on the GamePad, if players so choose. That’s one of the nicer perks that many Wii U games provide.


  • Sounds like a gimmick to me. I can see the point for, for example, a rally game where a co-driver is contextual – but this seems like NSMB WiiU where the person with the Gamepad doesn’t really contribute much beyond their presence.

    • Indeed. I did expect it to be worse though. I thought it was like, 1 person steers & the other uses the pedals lol. But yeah this seems pointless too

    • Both games would be brilliant for a parent to use the gamepad, so they can be involved with their child’s games, keep an eye on what they’re playing etc.
      Purely an assumption though.

  • It would be better if you were doing the reverse. Placing cops in the path of the other player, controlling traffic lights, and just creating general mayhem for them on the roads.

    • You’d think with a controller and a second screen you could just both drive your own cars, kind of the best of both worlds of online and local split-screen.

      But yeah… changing between day and night is probably fun, too… :S

    • Yeah mate but then EA has murdered almost all titles its touched, While I am probally being dramatic, due to them killing the C&C series.

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