Need for Speed Heat officially announced by EA

    Yesterday we reported on an apparent leak of the new Need for Speed and today EA has confirmed that the title for their new racing sim is indeed Need for Speed Heat.

    Due out November 8th, the game will feature an 80’s-themed retroesque style, with classic cops-vs-racers gameplay. EA had this to say about the game upon announcement:

    Need for Speed: Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customize and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground.

    The game should be available for preorder at most retailers now, if not by the end of the day. Editions available include:

    • Standard Edition – K.S. Edition-styled Mitsubishi Evolution X as preorder bonus
    • Deluxe Edition – K.S Edition-styled cars (Mitsubishi Evolution X, BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport), exclusive deluxe edition character clothing, and increased Bank and Rep earnings in-game.

    Also, any preorders placed in 2017’s Need for Speed: Payback will net players a 10% discount as a loyalty bonus.

    EA has also announced they’ll be sharing first look gameplay at Gamescom on August 19 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET so tune in for that.

    Need for Speed Heat releases November 8 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. EA Access and Origin Access subscribers can play early on November 5 for the 10 hour first play trial, while Origin Access Premier subscribers get full access that day.

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