Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Release Date Confirmed For November

Switch version launching November 13
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Looks like the rumors were true as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is indeed getting a remaster. The good news is that the wait won’t be that long considering that Hot Pursuit Remastered is going to be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6. That’s not all, as a version for the Nintendo Switch is expected to be released a week later on November 13.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is not only going to offer better visuals but also features cross-platform asynchronous multiplayer made possible through Autolog. That’s not all, as Hot Pursuit Remastered is also going to come with all previously released DLC for free. That includes at least 30 bonus challenges and six additional hours of gameplay.

For those who played the original Hot Pursuit, be prepared to be thrilled especially with the graphical enhancements that have been made to Seacrest County. The single-player career is able to deliver action from both sides. Players can choose to be elite racers that can level the playing field using defensive maneuvers and counterattacks. Those who want to be on the right side of the law can get behind the wheel of a supercharged cop interceptor, which offers the needed tactical weaponry to beat out suspects.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered also offers a multiplayer experience through different race modes where players can take on friends in order to earn Bounty, get weapons and equipment, and of course, unlock new cars.

There are also going to be some extra post-launch content like fan-favorite modes Lamborghini Untamed and Armed and Dangerous. Players can also expect some new achievements and new car colors. There’s also the updated photo mode plus a lot of quality of life updates that are sure to ignite the fire in many fans. After launch, Hot Pursuit Remastered is also going to see the addition of car wraps, which should give everyone more options to customize their rides.

Criterion Games VP Matt Webster shared in a statement to the press that when Hot Pursuit was first released back in 2010, it was truly ahead of its time. This new version, he added, is going to bring “that spirit of timeless racing competition back to new platforms and players where they can connect, compare, and compete no matter what platform they’re on, even on the go this time with the Nintendo Switch.”

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