Today EA explained how Need For Speed Most Wanted will take advantage of the Wii U GamePad's unique features.

EA has highlighted three new features for the Wii U version of Most Wanted. The first is a new local co-op mode, which allows one player to steer using a Wii Remote or Wii U Pro Controller, while the second player assists with the GamePad. Assistance options include distracting cops, changing the night and day setting, and adjusting how much traffic there is in the world, among other things.

Wii U owners can also use the GamePad's touchscreen to tweak their cars and explore the city, or play the game entirely off-screen if someone else is hogging the television.

The Wii U version of Most Wanted launches on March 19 and includes the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC free of charge.