Need For Speed is returning to Nintendo platforms after a 7-year hiatus.
EA has revealed that Criterion-developed Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is coming back to modern platforms with enhanced visuals and even online cross-platform play. It is being developed by Stellar Entertainment who handled Burnout Paradise Remastered.
Here is the official eshop description:
“Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered on Nintendo Switch™. Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in the world’s hottest high-performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down lawbreakers with the tactical weaponry at your disposal in a heart-pumping, socially competitive racing experience. Updated with enhanced visuals, cross-platform multiplayer – including the asynchronous competition powered by Autolog – plus all additional DLC content, this is the ultimate edition of Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed Need for Speed debut. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.”
According to the official EA website, the Switch version runs at “1080p/30 FPS in docked mode (720p/30 FPS undocked) and includes higher-resolution models, more objects and props, longer draw distance, higher resolution shadows, and improved videos.”
The 2010 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit released on the Wii as a unique version, designed for that hardware and would be followed by Need for Speed: The Run in 2011. The last Need For Speed Nintendo players received was Need for Speed: Most Wanted U for Wii U in 2013.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will release on November 13, 2020, for the Nintendo Switch, one week after the other versions.
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