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Need For Speed: Most Wanted for Vita confirmed by GameStop, GAME and Amazon

Submitted by on Tuesday, 12 June 2012One Comment

The official Need For Speed site shows no listing for any Vita version, but three of the largest online gaming retailers in the world beg to differ. Advertised as having exclusive Vita functionality and gameplay, Need For Speed: Most Wanted will get a PS Vita version on or around 30 October, 2012.

As of this writing AmazonGameStop and UK online retailer GAME are advertising pre-orders for Need For Speed: Most Wanted on PS Vita with a price of $39.99 and £39.99 respectively. Amazon had previously listed the game at $59.99 sparking a couple of Amazon commenters to say the only way they’d pay $59.99 is if it came with the PS3 version as well.

The most interesting part of this new market strategy is the fact that the official Need For Speed website only shows pre-order options for PS3, XBOX 360 and PC/download. The Vita version doesn’t seem like something they wish to share with the world just yet.

All three major online retailers concur on the list of Vita-specific features. In fact, they all seem to be quoting the same text verbatim. Its clear the front and rear touch surfaces control the menus and general gameplay. The front camera can be used to take your Autolog profile picture and the built in microphone can be used for online voice chat.

At $39.99, and having what sounds like the entire PS3 version including online multiplayer and additional Vita-specific content, this may be another example of the definitive version on Vita. Will you pre-order the Vita version with all the online and offline modes in the palm of your hand or will you stick with the true HD version on your PS3 and big screen?