The actress lends her likeness to the next installment.
EA today announced that popular actress Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in the upcoming Need for Speed Carbon this fall. An emerging young Hollywood talent, Emmanuelle stars as Nikki, the ex-girlfriend of the hero with a dark past.
Vaugier can be seen in the CBS hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. She has also recently starred in the films Saw 2 and 40 Days and 40 Nights, and was featured in Maxim's annual top 100 list last May.
"Being able to work in a videogame for the first time and working with the Need For Speed Carbon team at EA has been a great experience for me," Vaugier said. "This is a game that evolves the racing genre, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Playing the role of Nikki allows me to take a completely fresh approach to acting and push the boundaries of the creative process."
To put Vaugier and other actors into the game, EA filmed them entirely on green screen. A special technique processes the live actors so that they look computer generated while maintaining their original performances and facial expressions.
Need for Speed Carbon is the latest entry in the enormously popular racing franchise. The game features both the classic city racing action along with a new "Canyon Racing" mode. In this mode, players are challenged to brave the craggy heights of Carbon Canyon as they speed for the finish line.
Need for Speed Carbon will be available this fall for every system known to man: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSP, PC, and mobile.