Need For Speed: Carbon News

More NFS Carbon downloads

More 80-point car shortcuts.

In what's turning into a bit of a banner day for EA downloads, the publisher has thrown a few more downloadable Need For Speed: Carbon vehicles onto Xbox Live Marketplace - each priced 80 Microsoft points.

More cars for NFS Carbon 360

If you can't unlock them.

Still rubbish at Need For Speed Carbon? Then EA's offering the chance to download a few cars that you're too rubbish to unlock in the Career mode. You disgust me.

NFS Carbon 360 downloads

Buy before you play!

With Need For Speed Carbon out this Friday, EA has kicked off its Xbox 360 downloadable content plans with the release of the Collector's Edition Upgrade and various smaller bundles.

NFS Carbon PC demo

Three tracks, three cars.

EA has ended the month the way it began - with a Need For Speed Carbon demo.

NFS Carbon demo on Live

If you've got a gig to spare.

Need For Speed Carbon has joined the list of downloadable game demos on Xbox Live Marketplace, although it's 1GB so you'll probably want to put the tea on before you start downloading it.

NFS Carbon Wii date an error

So don't get too excited.

Electronic Arts has denied that a Need For Speed: Carbon release date posted in error on its press website reflects the launch timing for the Nintendo Wii.

Vaugier for NFS Carbon

Canadian actress signs up.

Having already secured Jeeps for Medal of Honor: Airborne and all manner of cover-stars for its sports games, EA's today announced that it's signed up Canadian actress Emmanuelle Vaugier to star in Need For Speed Carbon.

NFS Carbon details, shots

NFS Carbon details, shots

Ten platforms targeted.

Having trailed the game in several forms already - as part of E3 showreels, in a new trailer released yesterday and in recent US magazine previews - EA has now officially pulled back the veil on Need For Speed: Carbon.

The next game in the multi-million-selling racing game series is due out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSP and PC (phew) this autumn, and you can check out some of the first screenshots elsewhere on the site.

As reported earlier this week, NFS: Carbon involves capturing various city territories block by block with your crew of racing pals, and then moving out of the city to California's Carbon Canyon - an infamous destination for dedicated petrolheads - which also has plenty of race-space to conquer.

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EGTV: Need For Speed Carbon

First trailer since E3.

Eurogamer TV is now showing the first teaser trailer for Carbon, the latest addition to EA's phenomenally successful Need For Speed racing series.

Need For Speed Carbon details

Need For Speed Carbon details

Still not much, so grid and bear it.

Details on Need For Speed Carbon have been monoxidously thin since its name first appeared at E3 last month, but a few scans have popped up from US and UK magazines this week offering more of an outline.

NFS Carbon - apparently so called due of its relationship with "Carbon Canyon" in California, where racers often meet up to drive around very fast and probably "race for pinks" and the like - is due out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2, Xbox and PSP this winter.

Those of you wondering whether it shares more in common with the ludicrously popular Need For Speed Underground games or the recent Most Wanted digression will probably find elements of both, by the sound of it, with lots of cop chases but also a definite sense of building up a "crew".

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