O2 and Electronic Arts today announced that O2 customers can be the first in the UK to push their driving skills to the limit as Need For Speed™ Carbon launches on the O2 UK network this Friday, October 20th.  They will have a head start before the eagerly awaited latest chapter in the Need for Speed™ series becomes available for download to other mobile operators across the UK.    Developed by Electronic Arts, Need for Speed™ Carbon challenges players to the ultimate adrenaline-filled test of driving skill both on the street and on treacherous canyon roads. Providing an extra dimension to mobile gaming, Need for Speed™ Carbon is available in both 2D and 3D, making the extreme racing and steep canyon drops even more realistic.  Drivers can also race against their friends by selecting a multiplayer mode, letting players experience the thrill of the chase against someone they know.   Antony Douglas, Head of O2 Games, comments, “Mobile gaming is rapidly becoming more sophisticated, catching up with traditional methods of gameplay by offering more and more content which was previously only available on platforms such as the PC, Xbox® or PlayStation®2.  With the launch of Need for Speed™ Carbon on the mobile, O2 is ensuring that gamers’ overall mobile gaming experience is as exhilarating and stimulating as possible, with the added advantage of offering the excitement of the game wherever, whenever.”   Downloading Need for Speed™ Carbon from the O2 Games arcade is easy. Simply connect to O2 Active on your O2 mobile phone* and choose the Games Arcade option. O2 states that the game costs a one off £5 and this will appear on your bill or will be deducted from your pre-pay credit. Need for Speed™ Carbon will also be available through the EA games section of the i-mode® service from O2. The O2 Games Arcade is updated weekly so there’s always something new to try for all tastes.  For more information log on to www.o2.co.uk/games.  
O2 Gaming Mondays O2 games fans can also enjoy mobile entertainment as part of O2’s Long Weekend proposition. On any Monday in December, O2 will be offering gamers a free mobile game** to download from a choice of four great EA titles – including Need for Speed™ Carbon.  The other EA games are The Sims™ 2, Tetris ® and EA SPORTS™ FIFA 06 and they are available to all Pay Monthly & Pay & Go customers on both i-mode and O2 Active. In order to get the free game, customers just need to call 2112 from their O2 mobile and the link will be sent directly to their handset.

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