'Need for Speed' series reveals new movie and more game infoTue, 11 Jun 2013
The “Need for Speed” franchise has been releasing racing simulators since 1994. Known for its arcade-style play and in-depth in-game customization, the franchise has been a fun alternative for those not as interested in the raw simulators such as “Gran Turismo” and “Forza Motorsport”.
At the E3 Conference on June 10, “Need for Speed” revealed more information about their new installment in the franchise, officially titled “Need for Speed: Rivals.” The game will feature a cop vs. racer setup, where players can choose to either be the police, or run from them.
The game is set to hit consoles on Nov. 19 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC.
That wasn't all from the “Need for Speed” franchise, as they also announced a movie based on the video game series to be released in March 2014. Starring “Breaking Bad's” Aaron Paul, the game features a special-edition 2014 Ford Mustang as the hero car. Customized by Ford, the car, according to Ford, features a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 with 900 hp along with a custom wide-body kit. Basically, this isn't your stock Mustang GT.
While the plot hasn't been definitively confirmed, we assume it will follow the lead of the previous “Need for Speed” game, “The Run,” which revolves around a cross-country race from Los Angeles to New York. What we do know, based off the on-set trailer, is that the movie will be as every bit as car infused and stunt crazy as the games.
Check out the trailer for the game below, as well as some on-set footage of the movie, which features exotic cars that would make you cringe at the sight of even getting a scratch on one.
We definitely look forward to testing the game and seeing if the movie can make a successful transition from its gaming roots.
As always, stay tuned for more updates and news regarding the “Need for Speed” franchise.
By Max Gilles