EA has confirmed to Polygon that Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be heading to Nintendo's Wii U console in 2013.
After being listed in Nintendo's recent financial report, along with other third party games, EA then confirmed the arrival of the racer for the next generation Nintendo system.
"We are very excited to deliver Need for Speed: Most Wanted on more platforms and to more gamers," a representative for EA said. "Starting Oct. 30, Most Wanted will be available on X360, PS3, PS Vita, Android and iOS. Then in 2013, Nintendo fans will be able to experience what it means to be Most Wanted amongst their friends on the Wii U."
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is developed by British-based company Criterion Games, known famously for their Burnout series. The game takes on a similar style to Burnout Paradise, in which players take the role of a car in a sandbox world, and compete against other racers to reach a destination, avoiding cops and being arrested. Destructible billboards and fences and drive-through petrol stations and garages from Burnout Paradise return in Most Wanted.
An inspired cross-compatible social feature known as Cloudcompete is introduced, linking all versions of the game together, and allowing players to use one profile to progress on one platform and continue on another. It is currently unknown if the Wii U version will be incorporated into this.
Have a look at the launch trailer for Need for Speed: Most Wanted below.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is launching for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire in North America on 30th October, in Australia on 1st November and in Europe on 2nd November, and for Wii U in 2013.