During Electronic Arts' E3 2010 press conference, the company announced Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, the latest racing title in the long-standing franchise.
The game is being developed by UK-based Criterion Games, makers of the Burnout series.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will launch on November 16, 2010 in North America and on November 18 and 19, 2010 in Europe for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will also be released for Wii, but development is being handled by Exient, another UK developer that previously worked on handheld ports of the FIFA and Madden franchises.
A gameplay demo showed that Criterion would be staying faithful to the Hot Pursuit formula, with supercars playing high-powered cops and robbers. A brief two player gameplay demo showed a pursuit in action as two Lamborghini Murcielagos went toe to toe through some tree-lined roads. Online will play a large part, with a feature called the Autolog providing a feed of friends in-game achievements.
"At Criterion, we've been playing Need for Speed since it was first introduced on 3DO. We are honored and excited by the opportunity to reinvent the franchise for today's connected audience. Our goal has been to create cops vs. racers pursuits that are so fun, fast and exciting it really brings to life the adrenaline and intensity of the high speed cop pursuit experience with your friends."
DAMN!! I am ¤¤¤¤ing excited Its like a dream-come-true to have another hot pursuit