A few hours ago, EA showed the first full trailer for Need For Speed: Rivals on their E3 2013 press conference. Immediately after that, EA followed up with their first trailer-of-sorts for the upcoming NFS Movie, which you can see here as well.
There was also some live gameplay demonstration, which will also be posted as soon as a a good source is found (UPDATE: see below). As soon as more details emerge, I will update the newspost, for now, enjoy the trailers.
As promised yesterday, earlier this evening, EA announced their next Need for Speed game for 2013: NFS Rivals is the name, and it's the first NFS game to appear on the next console generation (PS4 and Xbox One). Aside from those platforms, Rivals is also planned to appear on PS3, X360 and PC on November 19 of this year.
Below are the first moving images, a 35 second 'teaser' trailer:
The game uses EA's Frostbite 3 engine and is developed by the new studio Ghost Games (previously known as EA Gothenburg), in partnership with Criterion. One of the biggest surprises, probably, is the return of Ferrari after having been out of NFS games for a long time. In NFS Rivals, players can choose to be either cop or fugitive, and will be able to seamlessly flow from singleplayer into multiplayer gameplay thanks to a new feature called All-drive.
More information, screenshots and the ability to pre-order the game can be found at EA's new Need for Speed Rivals page.
along with the caption: Have no rules, show no mercy.
No further information was given, but it's very likely we're looking a a teaser for this year's edition of Need For Speed. More news is expected around this year's E3 in Los Angeles on June 11-13.
Today, May 22, yet another screenshot was posted, surprisingly featuring a brand we haven't seen in a Need for Speed game for quite some time. The Caption: The Rivalry Begins. Learn More on May 23rd.
Yesterday, EA announced not one, but THREE separate DLC packs for Criterion's NFS: Most Wanted. All three packs are available right now for X360 and PS3, and will appear for PC on March 12th. Each DLC pack features 5 new cars, each with their own events, milestones, etc.
Terminal Velocity is the only pack that actually expands Fairhaven city by adding the new International Airport region to the map. Next to the 4 'compact' cars such as the BMW 1M and the Alfa Romeo Mito, it contains the 2013 production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder as the new 'Most Wanted' car. It costs US$ 14,99 or 1200 MS points.
Need For Speed Heroes features 5 signature cars from previous NFS games such as Eddie's Skyline R34 GT-R from NFS Underground (2003) and the Lamborghini Diablo SV from the NFS3: Hot Pursuit (1998). The BMW M3 GTR from the original Most Wanted (2005) is the new Most Wanted (heh) car. The pack costs US$ 9,99 or 800 MS points.
Movie Legends offers 5 cars directly inspired by famous cars Chase movies, such as James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger) or the Firebird Trans-Am from Smokey And The Bandit. The Most Wanted car here is the 1967 "Eleanor" Shelby Mustang GT500. Available for US$ 9,99 or 800 MS points.
You can also buy all three sets together for US$ 24,99/2000 MS points in the so-called 'Deluxe Bundle'.
The first DLC pack for Criterion's NFS: Most Wanted has been announced yesterday. "Ultimate Speed" sounds like a fitting name if you look at the 5 new cars it will offer:
- McLaren F1 LM
- Lamborghini Aventador J
- Pagani Zonda R
- Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
- Henessey Venom GT
On top of that, the DLC pack will contain 25 new races and speed runs, as well as over 70 new speed themed milestones.
The Ultimate Speed Pack will be available on December 18 on XBOX Live for 800 MS points, and on Playstation Network and Origin (PC) for $9.99.
Some two weeks after Criterion's Most Wanted hit the shops, EA has now released a single player demo for console players who are still wondering if they should give the game a try. Featured cars are the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Audi R8 GT Spyder and Ford Focus RS500.
As of today, the demo should be available on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. If you're not tired of MW trailers yet, here's one EA made for the occasion:
As of today, October 30, Criterion's NFS Most Wanted is officially available online or in the shops in North America. The release for Australia and Europe is planned for November 1 and 2 respectively (although some shops claim to offer the game before those dates - may be worth a look).
For that occasion, here's the official launch trailer, in case you hadn't seen it yet:
Meanwhile, the first reviews are rolling in. At the time of writing, NFS Most Wanted (X360/PS3 version) has scored an average of 85/100, based on 20 reviews so far: NFS MW on Metacritic
Less than two weeks to go before Most Wanted 2012 comes out, here is the official TV ad as it just appeared on the internet. Just because I thought it was cool to see some real-life Need For Speed in action.