• Nov 22, 2010
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Click above to watch video after the jump

Electronic Arts isn't pulling any punches in the run-up to the release of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. The studio sent two of the world's most lust-worthy Italilan exotics to go frolic through the countryside in a live-action interpretation of the game's premise. The video stars one wayward Pagani Zonda Cinque on the run from a very stubborn Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and its accompanying air support. The whole tale is set to La Roux's "Not Your Toy" remixed by the ever crafty Nero. It's as fitting a soundtrack as we could imagine.

The video is, of course, dripping with high-horsepower slides and vaporized rear tires at the hands of legendary stunt drivers Marc Hennerici and Marc Basseng. Sound appetizing? Hit the jump to sink your teeth into the jaw-dropping spot.

[Source: Hot Pursuit]




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Dubstep + car pr0n = Best commercial in a long while
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very fun game, and cool video. Great job Criterion.
      • 4 Years Ago
      awesome vid, that pagani sounds amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      love it! I still have day dreams of the Ferrari F50 whipping doughnuts and The Mclaren F1 burnout through the fall leaves from NFS II
      • 4 Years Ago
      Upon watching the video for a second time....
      Why the hell did the spike strip have blinking lights on it?!!?

      o_O


      Also, what happened to the NFS:HP splash with the cherries on top (literally) ? I liked that one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Spike strips conveniently next to the ONLY shoulder in that stretch of road??

        If GT5 wasn't going to consume me, I'd be playing this one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, Zach - think we can fix that spelling on the word "Italian"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The original Hot Pursuit is my favorite racing game of all time. I highly doubt that they are going to make it better than the original.

      Late 90's Euro electronic music FTW.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah Hot Pursuit and Porsche Unleashed would usually annihilate my social life for weeks... non-stop playing locked up in my room, lol. Two favorites of all times.

        I'll get me a copy of the new Hot Pursuit and see how it stacks up against the original
      • 4 Years Ago
      Heh, I really like the trailer, too bad the game is somewhat horrible.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Honestly I forgot how hot pursuit panned out back in the day, but I think I remember underground (semi circuits). Then there was the insanely fun free roam. Loved having a horde of cops/helicopters chasing you. After that it was touge and circuits.
        O well bottom line is I was expecting more and did not get it.
        For such a simple game $60 / $50 msrp is way too much. I got mine for $35 on the PC and still didn't bother to finish the game. Maybe the PC version is just terrible since it is another typical console port.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well I found the steering to be far worse than the previous NFS games.
        There is no story or barely any storyline.
        I do like the cops vs. racer concept, but it is a boring as a platform game (tons of repetition). I got bored of the game quite quickly. There is basically only three modes... Cop vs. many suspects, cop vs. a suspect, cop responds to a call. Of course there is the suspect side, but there is no depth... I was expecting more and did not get it.
        Anyways I was very much looking forward to play another NFS game, but in my opinion they really did not put effort into this one. When I look back at the previous NFS games this one pales in comparison.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ trikat:

        The lame storylines were the worst part of the later NFS series. Good riddance.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Did you play NFS:HP2 or 1? These are arcade style fun race games. There isn't meant to be much of a story its all about the racing and the thrill of the chase. This is classic NFS returned.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its not about story its about driving. you want story, go see a movie.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "somewhat horrible"? What have you been smoking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would agree. The steering is horrible, mainly due to the fact the Criterion, the maker of the "Burnout" series, took over the duties of NFS.

        In "Burnout" you're bouncing off of everything anyways, so steering doesn't matter, but in the NFS series, I would like to stay on the road.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Heh, funny thing is I really enjoyed burnout.
        It was great going at insane speeds taking everything out.
        Personally I enjoy most of the large more popular racing games, but just not this hot pursuit.

        Also I did mention I really enjoyed most of the other NFS games which are not really sims.

        Anyways it seems like I am in the minority here as even other websites/forums have a majority favoring the game.

        At least we can all agree the Live video was pretty sweet. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      This may be one of the greatest videos ever.
      Damn.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This video turned me on... >.>
      • 4 Years Ago
      how dumb do you have to be to let your police buy Lamborghinis? one car chase: $40000. where do you put criminals? lol Italians are dumb
      • 4 Years Ago
      good stuff
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