Sunday, November 05, 2006

Need for Speed: Carbon now available

The new Need for Speed Electronic Arts videogame has been out for several days now. Tahmoh plays "Darius" the main bad guy in the game.

A review over at Yahoo explains the basic storyline behind the game:

"There's a new street-racing kingpin in town in Need for Speed Carbon and he goes by the name of Darius. For that matter, there's a whole new town, as Rockport from the previous game has been replaced with the appropriately named Carbon Canyon, a twisting and turning nighttime landscape that will serve as your racing home throughout the course of the next installment in the popular EA racing series.

Kicking off the career mode, you're treated to (or subjected to, depending on your point of view) a lengthy cutscene that includes a flashback to the main character's halcyon days as a street racer. Along the way, something happened and ties were cut between you and your old crew. Now that you've returned to Carbon Canyon, you'll run into your old crew, including Darius (played with a delicious tang of cheesiness by Tahmoh Penikett, who fans of Battlestar Galactica will recognize as Helo) and obligatory Need for Speed babe Nikki (Saw 2's Emmanuelle Vaugier)."
Thanks to Matt Brett for this screenshot:

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