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Need For Speed Rivals Trailer Shows Extended Cops Vs Racers Action

Electronic Arts released a new trailer for their upcoming racing game, Need for Speed: Rivals. This is also the first game from the long-running Need for Speed franchise that will be next-gen ready and releasing for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game is being developed by the newly founded Ghost Games after EA canned the Black Box team. The new title has players fulfilling the role of either a cop or a racer, trying desperately to complete objectives while staying one step ahead of the opposition.

For cops, players will be in control of a speedy force of fast-moving law enforcers, employing high-tech weaponry to subdue and incapacitate some of the fastest sports cars on the road.

For racers, players will take on some of the most revered names in the industrial motor world, with a number of high-end licensed vehicles being made available for play in the annualized series, including the return of Ferrari, making its re-debut in a Need for Speed after having more an a decade's worth of absence from EA's premier racing games. It doesn't seem like it's been that long, but my oh my how time seems to fly with milked franchises and over-saturated annual releases.

Anyway, the game's real meat and potatoes is in the rivalry effect that players will embrace, especially dealing with the multiplayer portion of the game. Players will face off against each other in hopes of winning races or stomping out racers in order to unlock new upgrades, enhance your ride, and even trick out the livery of your favorite car.

The game has a sort of APB: Reloaded vibe to it with the whole cops versus racers theme and the trailer above does a good enough job of explaining how both sides will be fighting hard to walk away as the victor. However, the one thing I noticed is that the trailer above seemed awfully similar to a few of the Project CARS trailers from Jonz, such as the one below:

I know most people will say a trailer for a racing game is pretty much always going to be the same, but you can usually tell Gran Turismo from other games out there and even Forza Motorsport sort of has its own theme as well.

Anyway, if you've been playing the last three or four Need for Speed outings, I doubt the MMO-like qualities of this latest game will easily win you over, especially considering that there's the pay-to-win Need for Speed Online that kind of has many of the same features. But if you want something with a decent offline mode and something to flesh out your early next-gen console library, NFS: Rivals may not be a bad way to go about it.

You can look for the game to launch for current gen consoles this November and later on in 2013 with the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One. Need more info? Fee free to visit the official website.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.