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With EA dropping the surprise re-release of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6 with the Nintendo Switch version to follow on November 13. The release coincides with the tenth anniversary of Criterion Games classic cop chase entry in the long-running series.
Outside of the copious live-action stuff, the following announcement trailer showcases the improved visuals and that classic Hot Pursuit gameplay that more often than not ends up with a cinematic and stylish crash.
The remaster includes the popular online aspects of the original (with cross-platform sync for the Autolog system) in addition to improved textures, reflections, more particles, new car colors, wraps, an updated photo mode, and quality of life improvements. In terms of performance Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered supports 4K/60fps on PC, 4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, and 1080p/30fps docked or 720p/30fps in handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch.
We reviewed the original back in 2010, scoring it a very respectable 9/10, noting, "for sheer exhilarating fun, it is hard to fault".
EA have sent along another new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed Hot Pursuit that features the game's Creative Director explaining the contents of the recently released demo.
In the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo, players will be able to chase as a cop in the Dark Horse Hot Pursuit event, speeding through the coastal highway and mountainous ridges of Seacrest County. At the heart of the demo is a social network called Autolog that tracks cop and racer performances while playing solo and uses those statistics to generate fierce competition between friends.
If you don't get too distracted by the developer's odd pineapple haircut, you'll find some more detailed information about these game modes and features in the "demo explained" trailer right here on AusGamers.
The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users but you'll want to get in quick as it's scheduled to expire on November 9 2010. Less fortunate PC gamers will have to wait until retail which, for Australia, is November 18 2010 on all three platforms.
Electronic Arts have confirmed that a playable demo for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit will be available shortly for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo, players will be able to chase as a cop in the Dark Horse Hot Pursuit event, speeding through the coastal highway and mountainous ridges of Seacrest County. At the heart of the demo is a social network called Autolog that tracks cop and racer performances while playing solo and uses those statistics to generate fierce competition between friends. Once players add a friend to their Need for Speed friends list, the second event will unlock called Roadster's Reborn, where gamers can compete as racers to set the best times. When they download and play the demo they will also earn 500 bounty award points in the full game for both Cop and Racer careers**. Accruing bounty will allow players to unlock events and exotic cars and progress through their careers in the full game.
Unfortunately however, it looks like PC gamers will miss out entirely as gaming blog BigDownload have reportedly confirmed with EA PR that no PC demo has been planned at all - a disappointing fact that they point out is a rarity for the 20 year history of the Need for Speed franchise.
The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo is due on October 27 for Xbox Live Marketplace and October 28 for PlayStation Network in Australia. The retail game is due on shelves on November 18 2010 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
More stuff fresh from TGS - a stack of new screenshots from the next iteration in the everlasting gobstopper that is the Need for Speed series, Hot Pursuit. The screenshots show off a bunch of lush cars that you'll probably never get to drive in real life, including the Bugatti Veyron - check them all out on our Hot Pursuit screenshots page.
There's also a new trailer showcasing the action which also demostes how you can use some of the in-game arsenal bits like the EMP burst and spike strips while you're in, uh, hot pursuit of suspects.
EA have announced some details about the next Need for Speed title at E3 - Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. One of the big new features is the new Career mode:
For the first time in Need for Speed history, players will experience the gripping and heart-racing action of both cops and racers. Hot Pursuit seamlessly links a tremendously deep and fully-defined single player career with a groundbreaking multiplayer experience across all race modes. In the end, whether playing online with friends, taking on friends challenges or the single player career, players will earn bounty that levels them up and unlocks new cars, weapons and equipment.