Need For Speed Most Wanted is finally upon us this Friday (2 October 2012), and there is just about enough time to get in your pre-orders if the racer revs your gaming engine.
Most Wanted will take gamers back to the open-world and illegal street racing scene that the original prided itself on; most notably, the goal of getting to the top of the ‘most wanted’ list.
The way to get to the notorious but desired position relies on Speed Points. Everything players do will earn Speed Points that will take them up the list – from competing for best race times and battling cops in pursuits for the highest scores, to catching the most air off a huge ramp.
Autolog has reportedly been improved, notching up version 2.0, with no lobbies or wait times for seamless multiplayer. Everything is sounding pretty familiar, which is a good thing given that the original Most Wanted was a stellar entry into the series.
Need for Speed Most Wanted SA Release Date: Friday, 2 November 2012
Following is a table of retailers and prices. Feel free to use it as a guide when deciding which retailer to order from.
Please note: These prices are correct at time of posting.
|Local Online Retailers||Xbox 360||PS3||PC||PS Vita|
|Kalahari (Free delivery on orders untile the end of December 2012)Pre-order Incentives||R499||R499||R339||R359.95|
|Loot (Free delivery on orders over R250)||R565||R565||R378||R378|
|Takealot (Free delivery on orders over R250)Pre-order Incentives||R559||R559||R385||R345|
|Zaps Online (A wide variety of delivery options including free delivery to major centres as well as free store collection. Click on the Shipping Rates button on the item page for more info.)||R520||R520||R340||R340|
|BT Games (Free delivery on all orders over R390 and under 2kg as well as free store collection)Pre-order Incentives||R515||R515||R335||R335|
|Exclus1ves (Free delivery on all orders over R250 as well as free delivery to any Exclusive Books branch for collection, regardless of order total)||R569||R569||R379||R399 (or R359 for Fanatics)|
|AnimeWorx (R50 delivery as well as free store collection)||R590||R590||R390||R390|
|CNA (Free delivery on orders over R350)||R599.90||R599.90||R399.90||–|
|Infinite Games (Expect about R35 for FastWay courier delivery or free collection from the store)Pre-order Incentives||R510||R510||R330||R330|
|Uber Games (In-store Pick-up is R10, Door to door delivery is R50 and delivery to your nearest post office is Free)||R525||R525||R365||R365|
All the prices listed above should be for the limited edition of the game except in the case of the PS Vita version. All the retailers stated in the table as providing a pre-order incentive have clearly indicated this on their website. Again, none of the PS Vita versions seem to come with any pre-order incentives.
I’ve marked in bold the 3 cheapest prices not taking into account delivery cost, if any.
Please double check delivery costs and dates when completing your order.
If there’s a local online retailer you know of that we’ve left out, please let us know so that we can add it to similar posts in the future.
One last thing. Not to influence your decision but if you order from Kalahari or Loot, we will get a small cut of the sale for us referring you to them. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the other retailers. To better understand how to support us and the site, check out our Support page. Thank you.
MyGaming Ed: This article is courtesy of The Deal Breaker, a website dedicated to rounding up the latest online deals for games in South Africa.