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NFS Carbon Content Hits Xbox Live

Since Need for Speed: Carbon is now available, EA rolled out a bevy of upgrades and vehicles for the Xbox 360 version of the game via Xbox Live. Sadly, these aren’t free, having gamers pony up for cars and other unlockable stuff present in the boxed copy of the game. However, they did release a “Collector’s Edition” upgrade for those who bought the regular version of the game: going for 800 points ($10), the upgrade contains 12 tracks, 6 challenge missions and 10 cars. The content of the pack is exclusive and cannot be obtained in the game through other means.

EA also released Performance bundles: Drivetrain, Engine Boost and Handling, with each going for 400 points ($5). There is also an Ultimate bundle which contains all the content from the aforementioned packs for a discounted price of $10. Some of the content in the performance bundles can, however, be acquired in-game through other means.

There are also body modification kits for each of the car classes: Tuner, Exotic and Muscle. The three kits run for $3.75 each. Lastly, there are also three standalone cars for 80 points ($1) each: 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago, 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 and the 1999 Nissan Skyline GR-R R34. These cars can also be unlocked in the game’s Career mode.

Carbon, Madden Making Wii Launch; Blitz Not Blitzing

Confirmation comes from EA that Need for Speed: Carbon and Madden NFL 07 will be launching alongside the Wii on November 19. However, former launch title Blitz: The League by Midway has lost its status. No new release date was given, but it is known that the game will not be a launch title for the Nintendo console next month.

Need for Speed: Carbon Soundtrack

Hoping to see the likes of Mudvayne, Static-X or Paul Oakenfold in the next Need for Speed game? Well, EA just dashed your dreams then. The company revealed the soundtrack listing for Carbon, offering up 30 tracks from three major genres: hip-hop, rock and electronica. These genres also reflect the game’s three distinct car classes: exotics, muscles and tuners. Muscle cars get the rock treatment from Kyuss, Eagles of Death metal and Wolfmother, while Japanese Tuner cars get the electronica groove from Ladytron, Goldfrapp and others. Exotic cars are represented by hip-hop from Pharell, Lady Sovereign and others.

Below is the full listing:

  1. Dynamite MC – Bounce
  2. Dynamite MC – After Party
  3. Eagles Of Death Metal – Don’t Speak (I Came to Make A Bang!)
  4. Ekstrak feat. Know-1 – Hard Drivers
  5. Every Move A Picture – Signs Of Life
  6. Gary Numan/Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric
  7. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious – Scorpio Five
  8. Goldfrapp – Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix)
  9. Kyuss – Hurricane
  10. Lady Sovereign – Luv Me Or Hate Me
  11. Ladytron – Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
  12. Ladytron – Fighting In Built Up Areas
  13. melody. – FEEL THE RUSH (Junkie XL Remix)
  14. Metro Riots – Thee Small Faces
  15. Part 2 feat. Fallacy – One Of Dem Days (Remix)
  16. Pharrell feat. Lauren – Skateboard P Presents: Show You How To Hustle
  17. Priestess – I Am The Night, Colour Me Black
  18. Roots Manuva – No Love
  19. Spank Rock – What It Look Like
  20. Sway – Hype Boys
  21. The Bronx – Around The Horn
  22. The Presets – Steamworks
  23. The Vacation – I’m No Good
  24. Tiga – Good As Gold
  25. Tigarah – Girl Fight (Mr. D Hyphy Mix)
  26. Tomas Andersson – Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
  27. Valient Thorr – Heatseeker
  28. Vitalic – My Friend Dario
  29. Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief
  30. Yonderboi – People Always Talk About The Weather (Junkie XL Remix)

Need for Speed: Carbon is marked for release on November 1 for PS2, PSP, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, DS, PC and mobile.

55DSL Carbonized

Hoping to appeal directly to the thinks-he-is-cool-wanna-be-racer crowd, EA has announced that fashion street wear brand 55DSL will be integrated into Need for Speed: Carbon. Exclusively designed items from 55DSL, plus a selection of items from their ‘Zurka and the 55 Vagabonds’ winter collection, will be featured prominently on key in-game characters.

Need for Speed: Carbon will be released for PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Gamecube, DS, GBA, PSP and DS later this year.

Saw 2 Actress to Star in Carbon

In typical Need for Speed fashion, EA has announced that Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in NFS: Carbon this Autumn. You may remember her from Saw 2 and 40 Days and 40 Nights, as well as CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Vaugier will star as Nikki, the ex-girlfriend of the hero who has returned to town to face his “mysterious” past.

“Being able to work in a videogame for the first time and working with the Need For Speed Carbon team at EA has been a great experience for me. This is a game that evolves the racing genre, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it”, Vaugier said. “Playing the role of Nikki allows me to take a completely fresh approach to acting and push the boundaries of the creative process.”

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Carbon will seemingly feature the same video-acting style found in Most Wanted, but will hopefully be better as David Footman, who has worked on Hollywood blockbuster films such as X-Men (1 and 3), Fantastic Four and The Day After Tomorrow, has directed the green screen video shoot with Vaugier.

Being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, British Columbia, Need for Speed: Carbon will be released this Autumn for all next-gen platforms, on top of all current-gen platforms, handhelds, PC and mobile.

NFS Carbon on PS3

Yes, a new Need for Speed is headed your way. In Sony’s pre-E3 conference, a trailer for NFS: Carbon was shown, revealing that the title is headed for the PS3, but knowing EA, Carbon may very well be released on every platform known to man.

The trailer begins in the dark, with white lights flickering upward. After a brief EA logo, the headlights of three cars turn on, revealing misty air, and then the cars drive toward the camera. Text then flashes across the screen–Need for Speed Carbon.

No official announcement from EA was made, so no details are available.