Need for Speed Nitro
, the graffiti-laced second entry in EA's "fresh" Need for Speed trio
, has pulled out of the garage sooner than expected. Promising a mixture of "the franchise's trademark attitude, sense of speed and addictive gameplay," the colorful Nitro
has gone gold, with both Wii and DS versions now set to ship on November 3 in North America and November 6 in Europe.
Capitalizing on its Unique Art Style, the game will drape in-game vehicles with skins designed by popular "lifestyle brands," including Upper Playground
, and i am 8-bit
. You'd be right in calling it a product of marketing, but it's preferable to the alternative conjured up by the Dante's Inferno
promotional team: in-game vehicles draped in human