Car buffs are going to have to translate this one for me. Criterion Games has announced the pre-order bonuses for their upcoming racing game Need For Speed: Most Wanted, and I can’t make heads or tails of it. Gamers who pre-order the game will be receiving three free DLC packages detailed on their website, each with a licensed car.
Speed Pack: The Caterham Superlight R500 in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Track Tyres Modification for improved road handling, and the Lightweight Chassis Modification allowing players to reach mesmerizing speeds
Strike Pack: The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Power Pack Powertrain Modification for an engine tuned for torque, acceleration and the ability to reach breakneck speeds, and the Re-inflating Tyres Modification making it easier to survive and counter rivals’ attempts to slow players down
Power Pack: The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in the exclusive Satin Black livery, featuring the Reinforced Chassis Modification for taking increased damage, and the powerful and violent Nitrous Dump Modification for making tight jumps and powered up takedowns
The Limited Edition will also only be available through pre-ordering the game, and it includes double speed points for the first four hours of multiplayer as well as:
· 2012 Porsche 911 Carerra S: Optimized Aerodynamic Body that reduces drag for maximum speed and Nitrous Burn, delivering efficient and sustained speed boosts
· Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale: A Race Pack Powertrain tuned for increased power and the impact protection modification to provide increased stability and strength when driving at breakneck speeds
For someone like me who knows very little about cars, this list reads like the first time I ever took a Japanese class. This is why I’ll probably always stick to Burnout. Nothing wrong with “Blue Muscle Car” or “Red Compact Car” or “Fire Engine.”
But despite all the knowledge I lack about cars, I do know that Criterion’s racing games are always top of the line for even casual racing fans like myself, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted will be worth the money you drop on it when it’s released on October 30th for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. An iOS and Android version will also be released. Please let me know below if these bonuses are worth it.