It’s September 30, and that means it’s not only the day after Google unleashed a whole host of new devices and services (which you can catch up on right here), but it’s also the day where you can finally download the new Need for Speed racing game.
The wait for Need for Speed: No Limits has been lengthy to say the least. Electronic Arts released the mobile game’s first trailer at the start of the year and named Spring 2015 as a ballpark release date. However, that did not pan out and the game is still not available on Android devices. Who knows what happened, but EA is now ready to tell you that Need for Speed: No Limits will be live in the Play Store this week.
This spring, Need for Speed: No Limits will be available on Android and iOS. The only problem is that there will actually be limits in the game. Electronic Arts, the company behind the Need for Speed franchise, will utilize in-app purchases with this installment. The in-app purchase that will make players very angry is to fill a vehicle with gas. Yes, Electronic Arts wants you to pay for gas like you already do with your real car. Of course, there is the option of waiting on a timer to countdown until the gas tank is refilled at no charge. Furthermore, Electronic Arts has in-game currencies. So you can actually pay for in-game money to pay for the gas to play the game. Makes sense, right? Sure.
Hit the break for the game’s trailer.
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Speed lovers will want to head over to the Play Store right now because Need For Speed: Most Wanted is on sale for 99-cents. That’s a great deal when you consider the regular price is $6.99. Today also brings a new update that includes new tracks, events, and cars:
If you’re itching to burn some rubber, hit the break for download links.
Need for Speed, quite possibly the most popular game in its genre is making its way yet again to the Android platform in the form of Most Wanted. If you’re not familiar with this franchise, Need for Speed offers realistic dynamic physics-based collisions, cop takedowns, and realistic visual damage. Need for Speed: Most Wanted will also feature plenty of real world cars to drive, but let’s face it, we all know we end up crashing these cars just for fun either way.
This franchise has always been one of my favorites ever since I was young, so I’ll definitely give this a shot on my Android device. Electronic Arts has released a short teaser video of the game in action that you can check out after the break!
Lovers of the Need For Speed franchise will be happy to know that the latest version is available now, but unfortunately to owners of the Xperia PLAY as an exclusive. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is now available through the on board games section. Everyone else can take a look at the video below, and hopefully soon it will be available to all. No word on how long the exclusive will last, but we are hoping it will be a short one.
We learned yesterday that Madden 11 was finally headed to Android in the form of a demo being included in the upcoming Droid X update, and now it seems that Need for Speed is also headed to the Android Market by the year’s end.
The news comes via the Nexus S features page, which includes the photo used at the top of this post with the caption “Need for Speed Shift from EA available on Android Market winter 2010″. I’m really looking forward to seeing more games like Madden 11 and Need for Speed finally make their way to Android, so here’s to hoping the titles just keep on coming!