Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit DLC out Dec. 21

"Super Sports" pack includes 13 new race and pursuit events; content also adds three new cars: Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Gumpert Apollo S, and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

During its 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo presentation in June, Electronic Arts officially announced Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. A "reimagining" of the '90s racing franchise for the "connected generation," the title won the favor of critics when it was released in November. Now, those thirsting for more white-knuckle racing action are a week and a half away from the game's first batch of downloadable content.
EA is hoping gamers will race back to Hot Pursuit for the new DLC.

Due out on December 21 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is the "Super Sports" pack for Hot Pursuit. The content is priced at $7 (560 MS points) and adds fresh events and vehicles to the racing title. The content will arrive for the PS3 in Europe on Dec. 22. Release information for the PC or Wii versions of Hot Pursuit was not mentioned.

Specifically, the new content packs in 13 fresh race and pursuit events, as well as three new high-speed vehicles: the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the Gumpert Apollo S, and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Each vehicle will be playable on both sides of the law, either as an enforcement vehicle or a racer.

For more on Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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38 comments
Flu-shotZz
Flu-shotZz

intense... especially when avoiding crashes!

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

I cant stress this enough. Go get Need For Speed. It is by far the funnest racing-game i ever played. I cant get enough of it. Come on with that DLC package.

Raistlin555
Raistlin555

@stuartbraule I concur with you. I just bought the game today at BestBuy for $45, after trying and enjoying the demo from PSN. Having the choice when it comes to DLC is a good thing.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

@StuartBraule and @tnttame Well said!!! Looking forward to it myself!! :D

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Hey, at least they're not charging 15$ for three cars.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

If the Super Sport Veyron comes in the orange and black colours, I think I might just do a little wee with excitement....

BloodMist
BloodMist

@tnttame People who whine about people whining, whether they're actually whining or not, are the most annoying of all. ;)

StuartBraule
StuartBraule

i for 1 am a huge believer in DLC.... it gives you a choice, you can either keep the game as it is, or spend money to expand it, some games i play i like to keep as it is, and others (like NFS) i would like to expand.... i hope they keep giving us this choice!!

tnttame
tnttame

All of you people that wine and cry about DLC's and the price tag are annoying. If the title of the article says new DLC, 95% of the time you need to pay for it. If you dont like to pay for it then why are you reading about it? I for one am excited about this DLC cause I enjoy the missions, minus time trial and rapid response, and I dont mind paying a little for the content. I have trouble splitting time for the games I am playing now (Madden, WWE SVR, NFS and Black Ops), and I will buy the DLC for these games if I enjoy them. But I wont complain about it, it is an option and not a requirement to play the game. I anticipate new DLC, I think it keeps the game still interesting. I for one enjoy DLC! Hopefully it will be worth it!!!!!! See you out on the track!

Shinkada
Shinkada

I was actually considering buying this just because the Veyron SS is ****ing awesome, and the Gumpert is hilarious. Buuut, no, I'm a PC user so who the hell cares about me. :3

Prime99
Prime99

I love the DLC and all, but come on. People work hard for money, and dont want to waste on DLC. Why not have Updates on games? Where all new stuff are downloaded automatically?

chitwood187
chitwood187

Think about this? Cheaper games @ retail supported by microtransactions such as DLC and online passes. This way people only pay for what they actually wanna play similar to free to play browser based games like the ones on Facebook. Mx vs. Atv is about to do it. I think alot more people are gonna follow suit. Sorry to maybe get a lil off subject but I can't help to when I see so many people cryin about dlc and prices. I honestly think these developers deserve the money they make for their dlc and its refreshing to see new life brought back to a game I haven't played ina while. Bottom line = if u don't want it, don't buy it. Quit your cryin. I guess that is the common theme on these threads though....

Flint247
Flint247

This is why I rarely buy $60 games.

kickblocker
kickblocker

just think, they could be activision, who wouldve priced this at like $15

BloodMist
BloodMist

EA are becoming experts at throwing out the simplest of DLC packs that everyone knows easily could have and should have been in the game when you bought it.

the_ChEeSe_mAn2
the_ChEeSe_mAn2

I bought Criteron's last PC game, Burnout Paradise, as the Ultimate Box edition with all the DLC's last winter for $7.50 on Steam. Waiting long enough and I am sure I will find a similar deal for NFS: Hot Pursuit a year from now :)

puablo
puablo

13 events for $7? Pass. Watch 7 of them be those annoying Rapid Response missions...

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

Those who hope free dlc can forget that idea, EA will NEVER do that...

StiffZombie
StiffZombie

So is this game worth a $65 purchase?

deathwish026
deathwish026

nope. i draw the line here. i will never buy cut content from a game that is sold as DLC. i refuse to be robbed.

campbell153
campbell153

@Jbul I think they should have sold NFS for 40 pound instead of 37.99 and just included all this DLC

Jbul
Jbul

While this is the best Arcade Racer of this generation, I was hoping for some free DLC, especially this early in the game. I'm still exploring career and obsessing over being at the top of the Speedwall amongst my friends in autolog. Why not give us the cars for free, then charge 320 MSP for the tracks? That would be a no-brainer.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I think in career I've gotten as far as I can, this is part of why I hate arcade racers. you only see 2% of the race events at any one time so you are always stuck doing events you aren't very good at. I just wanted to chase down racers not do let's see how fast you can get to a point and don't hit anything seriously you can't drive precisely in the game, it's not possible or maybe I'm too used to the responsiveness of Forza? I think it's a good game, don't get me wrong but I'll skip the DLC.

campbell153
campbell153

Note... EA games allways make out they are selling a new release at a bargain price of 37.99 pounds... they done this with Medal of Honour and have done this with NFS... then about a month after release DLC is available for us morons to buy because we think we are missing out on a part of the game! When i bought MoH i loved the game... i completed it on campaign mode and was enjoying multiplayer... then i had to buy the DLC for the new game modes and maps!!!!! i was like "no way am i paying again" :(

RunRickyRun
RunRickyRun

The douche bags need to fix the lack of steering wheel support on the PS3 instead of making people pay even more money for a broken game. I can't believe I got $60 stole from me for a game that's not worth playing because playing driving games with a game pad is retarded.

zidan4000
zidan4000

anyone knows if this game is going to be available for download on PSN? I have moved to a country where video games are insanely expensive ,that is why I am asking.

KBABZ
KBABZ

JustPlainLucas, you should kinda expect at least the 911 to have another variation of it. Seriously, they probably have a "Fluffy Pink GT-i Super Sport Cheeseburger" 911.

Timmay1337
Timmay1337

meh... I already platinumed the game, don't think 7 bucks is worth a few extra events and cars. Great game though... had tons of fun.

Lay5354
Lay5354

Had this up their sleeves the whole time.

silverdoe
silverdoe

where's my Ferrari pack? Enzo, 458 Italia. And how about the 2nd fastest car in the world, SSC Aero, and how about Saleen S7? Ironically, the last NFS game had Ferrari (aside from last year Shift DLC) was Hot Pursuit 2!

flyinknee91
flyinknee91

13 new events? Wow that's a pretty decent value for 7 bucks.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Meh really? Would have expected better DLC than this, a few cars and events isn't that much. Why not add a whole new mode to the game? Something like the High stakes days where it's a circuit Hot pursuit race. As the racer, you need to complete 5 laps in order to win and avoid the police of course. As the cop, you can either chase them OR make a U-turn, meet them half way waiting with a spike strip/road block. Wait now that I think of it, this might be too much work for them to incorporate into the game, since spikes just slide down the road, and you can't manually place road blocks like in HS. I just want some type of mode where the Cops can sneak up on the racer and setup traps without them knowing until they see it. The element of surprise is pretty much defeated in this game, which they need to some how implement. Anyways that's just my opinion.

Rocker6
Rocker6

I hate when PC gets left out of these DLCs.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I love this game, but screw paying for DLC. Especially when the new cars I get are variants of current cars.

Sniper_Wolf_08
Sniper_Wolf_08

best racing game I've played in a while. december 21 is gonna be quite a fun day