New Cars, New Events Coming To NFS: Hot Pursuit Via DLC

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

A total of three Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit downloadable content packs are slated to hit within the next three successive weeks starting this Feb. 22, EA has announced. The content, all slated to hit at seven bucks for the two console versions of the racer, will add new cars, modes, events, and achievements to the core game.

The first pack, “Armed and Dangerous,” is an online-focused thing that’ll add an open-world “battle” mode called “Most Wanted,” which’ll have the cops attempting to bust up one designated racer while other racers are tasked with protecting him. The other mode, “Arms Race,” appears to be a more cut and dried racing affair that’ll feature weapons and a straight-up race to the finish line. 

   
== TEASER ==The second pack, “Lamborghini Untamed,” adds the following cars that can be used for both the police and the racers, on top of 10 new unspecified events:

  • Lamborghini Diablo SV  
  • Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV  
  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 

The third pack, “Posche Unleashed," adds three new cars: the Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 959, and the 911 Speedster. The boilerplate in today’s press release focuses on the former car, as it's “designated to enable players to go back and reignite their earliest rivalries and beat their friends' times.” Ten more events will be added in this one, too.

The price seems about right for the first pack, and while I’d imagine NFS owners are pumped for all of the new content, that 911 Turbo has me worried. Is it going to be the super car that can shatter every record with no problems?
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

A total of three Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit downloadable content packs are slated to hit within the next three successive weeks starting this Feb. 22, EA has announced. The content, all slated to hit at seven bucks for the two console versions of the racer, will add new cars, modes, events, and achievements to the core game.

The first pack, “Armed and Dangerous,” is an online-focused thing that’ll add an open-world “battle” mode called “Most Wanted,” which’ll have the cops attempting to bust up one designated racer while other racers are tasked with protecting him. The other mode, “Arms Race,” appears to be a more cut and dried racing affair that’ll feature weapons and a straight-up race to the finish line. 

   
== TEASER ==The second pack, “Lamborghini Untamed,” adds the following cars that can be used for both the police and the racers, on top of 10 new unspecified events:

  • Lamborghini Diablo SV  
  • Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV  
  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 

The third pack, “Posche Unleashed," adds three new cars: the Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 959, and the 911 Speedster. The boilerplate in today’s press release focuses on the former car, as it's “designated to enable players to go back and reignite their earliest rivalries and beat their friends' times.” Ten more events will be added in this one, too.

The price seems about right for the first pack, and while I’d imagine NFS owners are pumped for all of the new content, that 911 Turbo has me worried. Is it going to be the super car that can shatter every record with no problems?
#2 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

Can't wait to play more of this game.

#3 Edited by M1M1C (68 posts) -

HUZZAH! I was hoping there would be a bit more stuff for me to do in NFS:HP, those new modes actually sound like they will be pretty interesting, and its nice to have a bit more of the old racing style stuff in multiplayer

#4 Posted by Semi_Sauce (36 posts) -

Yup haven't gotten chance to pick on up

#5 Posted by Xyber (294 posts) -

Meh, so close.

#6 Posted by SSully (4267 posts) -

I do not understand the point of posting the video by itself and then posting an article, including said video, with write up about the video and content. 

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#7 Posted by Slayeric (263 posts) -

Porche Unleashed, Most Wanted. Hmm. Lets throw in some recognizable names for the fans, guys.

#8 Posted by MaxOpower (222 posts) -

Wow! really looking forward to some more more mods. Armed racing sound fun.   
 
And isn't this game tuning more and more into Burnout. This is not bad by any means. Just saying... 

#9 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Damnit, they'll suck me back in to re-S-Rank this one!

#10 Posted by lordofultima (6268 posts) -
@SSully said:
" I do not understand the point of posting the video by itself and then posting an article, including said video, with write up about the video and content.  "
Well ya see, there's a video section, and a news section. If you post a news post about a video, it first has to be posted as a video on the website.
#11 Posted by SSully (4267 posts) -
@lordofultima: That is what I figured. It is just funny seeing two things on the main page about the same exact thing, one of which contains everything the other piece of news features but more. 
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#12 Posted by Korwin (2979 posts) -

Hope this all comes to the PC version to, I've love to do the open world thing with my mates :)

#13 Posted by Diablochicken14 (114 posts) -

Perfect timing!  This game definitely needed some new online modes to mix it up.

#14 Posted by NickM (1085 posts) -

Seven bucks each? Twenty one dollars for DLC seems very steep. I could get 2 great arcade games for that price, but I guess I'll throw reason out the window and go for the S-rank again. I hate me. 

#15 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Is this related to the new achievements that popped up mysteriously last week, I mean I couldn't find a DLC with the Lambo Countach and one of the achievements is to take 3 pictures of it....

#16 Posted by snetErz (121 posts) -
@Slayeric said:
" Porche Unleashed, Most Wanted. Hmm. Lets throw in some recognizable names for the fans, guys. "
At least they chose the names for the better games in the series. ;)
#17 Posted by Gunharp (337 posts) -

Wow the Porsche 959? That is awesome, definitely the stand out vehicle in these packs.

 @BradNicholson Why would you be worried about the 911 Turbo? The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is the most powerful. It's still a concept auto but yeah trumps the others in this pack in specs and matches some of the more powerful cars already in the game.

#18 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Any word whether we'll see these packs on the PC or not? 

#19 Posted by Jeffk38uk (719 posts) -

Shame when they released the game they pretty much said the PC version won't get any future DLC. 
 
Real shame as its one of my favourite NFS games now.

#20 Posted by Kayotix (39 posts) -

This game just keeps getting better :)
#21 Posted by Vao (329 posts) -

I'm looking forward for this, but 21 dollars for three packs seems stupid steep.

#22 Posted by doogz23 (3 posts) -

i need to catch up on this game!!!!  so many racing games out there

#23 Posted by Portis (1290 posts) -

I'm buying them all. Just take my money Criterion, you don't even have to ask anymore.

#24 Posted by awesomeusername (4230 posts) -
@Vao:
@NickM:  
 
I initially was going to say they were $7 all-together but I just read on GI it's $7 each. Wow EA. That's smart.-_-
#25 Posted by Vao (329 posts) -

you know what, I found one way to justify this pricing.  I only spent 40 dollars on the game anyway, (yay for sales over xmas) guess i should be happy. Still leaves a terrible taste in my mouth on how ea is milking DLC. 

#26 Posted by OneManFreakShow (100 posts) -

THAT'S what I'm talking about. I was severely disappointed in Hot Pursuit because of just how shallow it was (well, among other things like car handling). This open-world Hot Pursuit mode actually sounds interesting.

#27 Posted by McAwesome (53 posts) -

Porsche Unleashed is still the best game in NFS history. Though this one is good also.

#28 Posted by Globox82 (189 posts) -

i got bored of this game really fast. Got 19% trophies.

#29 Posted by MikkaQ (10330 posts) -

Most Wanted mode sounds awesome, and I'll play any game with a Countach. When I was first getting into racing games, the Countach was my fave car in Need For Speed 3. 

#30 Posted by Eribuster (506 posts) -
@Jeffk38uk said:
" Shame when they released the game they pretty much said the PC version won't get any future DLC.   Real shame as its one of my favourite NFS games now. "
As an owner of the PC version, it's frustrating to see the version get shafted when it come to additional content. However, this is to be expected given how Burnout Paradise for PC didn't get the Cops and Robbers and Big Surf Island DLC. Oh well, the base game is still a lot of fun. It's a shame the online mode is blasted in to fifteen separate lobbies with no way to communicate to other players in-game, no way to change the event type or speed class in a lobby, and no way to tell how many people are playing online or are trying to fill out a lobby.
#31 Posted by BlackFire12 (2 posts) -

Great, now add it to the PC.

#32 Posted by Vao (329 posts) -

Hmm, on a side note this hit the market with little or no fanfare. 

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