Need For Speed Is In Hot Pursuit of A New Game

At today's EA press conference, the latest entry in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was unveiled.

The game is classic cops vs. robbers chases and features, what Kotaku's own Michael Fahey calls, "slow-motion crashes like in Burnout". The game features solo play or online play via an all new online network called "Need for Speed Autolog", which logs scores and even provides personalized gameplay recommendations.

"At Criterion, we've been playing Need for Speed since it was first introduced on 3DO. We are honored and excited by the opportunity to reinvent the franchise for today's connected audience," said the game's Creative Director Craig Sullivan in an official release. "Our goal has been to create cops vs. racers pursuits that are so fun, fast and exciting it really brings to life the adrenaline and intensity of the high speed cop pursuit experience with your friends."

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will be released on November 16 on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Nintendo Wii.