EA Announces ‘Need for Speed Rivals’ For Current and Next-Gen

A new Need for Speed is on the way and it is bring back some old rivalries.

Electronic Arts has announced Need for Speed Rivals, an action/racing in development by EA’s newest studio Ghost Games. A bit of a spiritual successor to Hot pursuit, Need for Speed Rivals brings back the rivalry between cops and racers, in an open road environment. The game, which features new online modes and brings back the Ferrari, is set for a release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 19, 2013. However, the game will also be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. While waiting on the full reveal at E3, you can check out the first teaser to the game below:

In Need for Speed Rivals, gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. As a racer, the goal is to become infamous for taking risks behind the wheel and capturing your most intense escapes on video for the world to see. The more cops players evade, the more Speed Points they collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items. Keep raising the stakes race after race to become an ever-more valuable target to the cops – but risk losing it all if busted. As a cop, players work together as part of a team in pursuit of racers, earning prominence and rising in the ranks of the Police Force with every bust. Achieving higher ranks unlocks new police only cars and more powerful pursuit tech.

Need for Speed Rivals features:

  • Next-Gen Racing – Redview County is brought to life with stunning, next-generation detail and weather effects that force drivers to master the elements, as well as the competition.
  • Need for Speed Network Powered by Autolog – Gamers can compare stats and challenge their friends anytime, anywhere and then easily share their accomplishments with both friends and rivals.
  • Personalization – Drivers customize their ride with fresh paintjobs, custom license plates, liveries, decals, rims, and performance upgrades.
  • Pursuit and Evasion Tech – Street racing explodes with 11 upgradeable gadgets including turbo boosts, jammers and EMPs for racers, and shockwaves, roadblocks and helicopters for cops.

Anyone who pre-orders Need for Speed Rivals at participating retailers will receive the Need for Speed Rivals Ultimate Cop Pack at no additional cost. This pack offers exclusive access to a powerful collection of items including the Nissan GT-R Black Edition cop car, advanced pursuit technology, and a custom livery.

Make sure to check back in during E3 for the full reveal.