Need for Speed Hot Pursuit races onto the PlayStation 3 today asking the vital question: are you a racer or are you a cop? That’s the choice you’ll make when you get behind the wheel and start tearing up the streets of Seacrest County.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit PlayStation 3 players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog.
This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition. I can tell you from playing here in the office that Autolog will bring out the compeition in you – even if you’re not a competitive person. Every day we’re amazed at the new times people set on each of the events. You think it can’t be beaten…until it is. Finding the right combination of shortcuts, nitrous useage, and bust strategies is the key to achieving the best time.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit also provides you with exciting online game modes: Hot Pursuit, Interceptor, and Race. Hot Pursuit is the exciting hunter vs. hunted mode where players can play as cops or racers. As the cops, you’ll want to shut down the race by taking out the racers any way you can. As the racers, you have one goal – reach the finish line.
Interceptor mode is the ultimate head to head battle as one racer faces off against one cop. As the racer, you’ll want to put as much distance between yourself and the cop as possible. As the cop, you don’t want to let this happen.
Finally, you have the traditional race mode. This is as it sounds. Pick your racetrack and car and win the race!
In addition to your racing and chasing skills, you’ll have access to weapons to help you including: spike strips, jammers, EMPs, helicopters, road blocks and more.
With its vast open-world, Seacrest County is the perfect place to get your fix for high-speed racing (or chasing) action. There are several diverse locales throughout coast, desert, forest, and mountain with unique features to provide each side of the law with certain benefits and challenges. One strong suggestion we would make is to drive around the county a few times on your own before taking part in any pursuits. Get familiar with the beautiful scenery and its many hidden shortcuts.
Please join us for a Game with Developer session on Sunday, November 21st from 7PM – 9PM GMT. Put your driving skills to the test against the Criterion developers and see how you match up! Visit the Hot Pursuit website for more details.