The Limited Edition features numerous bonuses over the standard edition, including exclusive packaging, two exclusive racers and four unlocked cars. Players can also add custom soundtracks to the game, so that any music stored on the player's hard drive can be selected during gameplay, as long as they are added to a playlist via the console's system menu. Hot Pursuit really is a milestone in the Need for Speed ethos of 'grab an exotic car, pick an exotic location, and hit the pavement'.  The second update for the PC was released on 19 January 2011, which fixed issues with flickering graphics, controller configurations, steering response, player car engine audio volume, CPU performance and a rare crash issue when entering the Career map screen. , The game was first hinted at during E3 2009 by EA’s CEO, John Riccitiello. 'Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered' arrives in November with cross-platform multiplayer It also gets all the original DLC, and graphical and gameplay updates. Players can compete online (except in the Wii version), which includes additional game modes such as Hot Pursuit, Interceptor and Race. Hot Pursuit goes back to the Need for Speed series' roots and takes on the gameplay style of earlier Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 titles in the Need for Speed franchise with exotic cars and high-speed police chases. The reviewer stated Hot Pursuit was "excellently crafted, letting you take the world's fastest cars across miles of stunning landscapes. In Career mode, there are 4 super-tournaments (each city) and a Grand Prix Tournament. During the race, players can accumulate and use regular nitro and super nitro (more powerful but shorter), similar to Need for Speed: Nitro. Need for Speed Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community.  Hot Pursuit was awarded Best Competitive Multiplayer on Xbox 360 by IGN, as well as a nomination for Most Addictive Game on Xbox 360, while GamesRadar nominated it for Multiplayer That Broke The Mold. It only takes a few seconds. However, it was still available beside the regular game, but in limited quantities. It was really their interest and their call to revive Hot Pursuit.". One trailer promoted the Limited Edition of the game, which features additional cars. , In August 2010, before Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was set to take center stage at EA's press conference during Gamescom, it was announced by art director Henry LaBounta that Criterion collaborated with Battlefield creators EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) in building the massive open world of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. This "remastered" version will mostly be the same, but with a number of enhancements. Buying the Racer Timesaver Pack, for example, gives the player access to all the Racer cars, and vice versa for the SCPD.  Criterion Games stated that "Unlike Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, PC demos require comparatively more resources to ensure that they run smoothly across a wide variety of systems," for not getting the chance to release a demo for the PC. " The title was confirmed to be in development by EA's chief operating officer, John Pleasants, at a Stock meeting in June 2009, where he stated: "We've taken the Burnout team and combined it with our Need for Speed franchise. It will be the first game in the Need for Speed series to see a remastering, and is based on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the original release. Other songs include "Watercolour" by Pendulum and "Big Weekend" by Lemonade. The demo was a limited time demo and closed on 9 November 2010. PlayStation Lifestyle writer Mike Hartnett declared Hot Pursuit better than Gran Turismo 5, and concluded with "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is just downright more fun than anything rolling out of Polyphony Digital’s garage. Most vehicles are available in both racer and police variants, but a few cars are exclusive to each side. The EA Crew Edition includes seven bonus racer cars; Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Lamborghini Reventon, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Aston Martin DBS, and Audi R8 5.2 FSI (these vehicles were later released in the SCPD Rebels Pack). I thought Shift was a great game but different and a bit serious, while Hot Pursuit is more fun and accessible. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone.  Two live action trailers was also released to showcase the relationship between the cops and racers. One game crash in particular, which occurred on some systems when players were prompted to "Press Any Key", was fixed in this patch. D-Box motion chair support was also added. Each stop featured recording artists and showcased an assortment of exotic cars. If you'd be so kind as to allow our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. UK product manager for Need for Speed Kevin Flynn said: "This is definitely the best Need for Speed I’ve seen to date.  Gamertell stated that "Hot Pursuit's success is a big boost for a genre that has taken some hits in 2010, as well as a franchise that has been searching for its identity. ‘Most Wanted’ has the cops in pursuit of a single racer in an open world, with the other racers fighting to protect him.  Most of the trailers are now available for free download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network.  The sixth week, Hot Pursuit sales were down 67 percent, which slipped down one place to number fourth.  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All rights reserved. ", With the game sharing the same title as the 1998 installment in the franchise, the game's creative director, Craig Sullivan, told why they didn't name the game something totally different, stating: "To be honest when we started out making the game we didn’t know it was going to be called Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, we just didn’t. , Hot Pursuit was received positively upon release, review-aggregating website Metacritic hold the average score for the PlayStation 3 version at 89/100, the Xbox 360 version at 88/100, and the PC version at 86/100, while the Wii version was met with mixed or average reviews receiving 50/100. Entitled "Fast Needs no Friends", these videos depict two foolish valet parkers, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara, who have gained a love for fast, exotic cars, by playing Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The idea behind the challenge was that if the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit launch trailer received one million views on YouTube by 12 December 2010, a free downloadable content (DLC) pack would be released with three new cars. Criterion confirmed this on their official message boards; "We have a limited amount of resources that makes it so that we are unable to deliver new content to all platforms, however we do have more updates and content on the way for PC players. 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The game features both single-player and multiplayer game modes with up to eight players; as an option to live multiplayer racing, players can post records and achievements on the Autolog feed for friends to see, which they then can try to beat. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.  According to Riccitiello, the game was in development for two years. Hot Pursuit surprised him, then, but not as much as Medal of Honor did. Chases are exhilarating from either perspective, and the autolog feature completely changes how you compete with friends, keeping you hooked until you've wrecked all of their scores. A drop down menu will appear. " However, the UK edition of the magazine gave the game a 9 out of 10, and said "It pays respect to the classic NFS games, borrows the best bits from Burnout and is a technical masterpiece.  Ferrari automobiles however, last seen in a Shift DLC-pack but notably absent from all other Need for Speed games since Hot Pursuit 2, are also absent from Hot Pursuit. For the 1998 video game, see, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, "Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3) – Release dates", "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit races to retail November 16", "E3 2010: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Hands-On", "Opinion: Did Hot Pursuit's Autolog Just Save the Racing Genre? The game also won a BAFTA Award for its Autolog multiplayer component. So we now have that in our favor because that Burnout team is probably one of the more online-centric and notably high-quality game developers that we have out at Criterion.