New Need for Speed announced

The latest entry in EA's racing series is coming to more than just the PlayStation 2.

Electronic Arts has announced that its upcoming PlayStation 2 driving game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is also in development for the GameCube, Xbox, and PC.

Like the original Hot Pursuit, the upcoming sequel will toss police cars into the race setting, forcing players to outrun the law while trying to win a race. In addition to the standard quick race, single challenge, championship, and hot pursuit modes, the game will also introduce a new mode called top cop. The new mode puts the player in the role of a highway patrolman and offers 30 events. The game will feature more than 20 tracks.

More than 20 exotic cars will be in the game. The list of confirmed cars is short at the moment, but the game will contain the Ferrari 360 Spider, the Lamborghini Murcielago, and the Porsche Carrera GT. The game will feature online play for up to eight players.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is scheduled to ship at the end of the summer.

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Jeff Gerstmann has been professionally covering the video game industry since 1994.

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