NFS Underground 2: Swanky new screenshots

Here is the latest batch of Need for Speed Underground 2 screens and their focus is on night driving and customising your car.

We now know that the game's free-roaming city is divided into five distinct neighbourhoods connected by drivable freeways. These districts offer a variety of driving conditions from serpentine suburban hills to downtown grids, in addition to the general varying nature of the game's roads, weather and hazards.

As you'll note from the shots, customisation of your vehicle is a big deal in NFSU2, with more combinations possible than you'll ever need. And it's not simply decals to pretty up your motor. Like the shot of the scissor door mean-machine? Yep, that's a custom job. Spoilers, headlights, side skirts, roof scoops, hoods, rims and much more can all be upgraded - so long as you can afford to pay for it.

There are three new gameplay modes in addition to those featured in the original game and online multiplay is confirmed for both PS2 and Xbox.

Need for Speed Underground 2 will wheel-spin its way on to PS2, Xbox and PC in the autumn