has released a pair of fresh videos and six more screenshots
from Need for Speed Rivals
, an action/racing game powered by Frostbite 3 game engine and developed by EA
's newest studio, Ghost Games
. In Need for Speed Rivals, gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. As a racer, the goal is to become infamous for taking risks behind the wheel and capturing your most intense escapes on video for the world to see. The more cops players evade, the more Speed Points they collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items. You can leep raising the stakes race after race to become an ever-more valuable target to the cops – but risk losing it all if busted. As a cop, players work together as part of a team in pursuit of racers, earning prominence and rising in the ranks of the Police Force with every bust. Achieving higher ranks unlocks new police only cars and more powerful pursuit tech.
Need for Speed Rivals will be available on November 19, 2013, for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 - the PS4 and Xbox One versions will arrive later this year.
In related news, EA unveiled the first behind the scenes footage from next Spring's theatrical release, the action racing film Need for Speed. The film's star, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), took center stage during "The Download: EA 2013 Preview" to unveil the footage, alongside the custom Ford Mustang he drives in the film. The car is part of an exclusive partnership between DreamWorks and Ford Motor Company for the movie. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will crossover from the big screen to Need for Speed Rivals, which will be available this holiday, beginning November 19, 2013.