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EA To Showcase Need For Speed Undercover Today

Isn't it about time for another Need for Speed? This series has run very steadily over the years, and if you check your calendars, now is just about the right time to see Need for Speed Undercover.

According to the Videogaming247 blog, EA has confirmed that Undercover will be officially unveiled at its Studio Showcase in California today, which is great news for racing fans. The franchise has taken some interesting twists and bends recently; Need for Speed ProStreet, for example, focused heavily on the underground sport of street racing. Hence, many NFS followers are wondering if EA is going to take another little risk with the next installment. The quick answer, as it pertains to gameplay: no. Here's what EA said in about the game in a brief statement.

"Need for Speed Undercover takes the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces break-neck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles. The intense action racing title scheduled for release this holiday will feature international movie star, Maggie Q, as the lead character in the big-budget live-action sequences that propel the games original story forward."

So the gameplay will retain the good old-fashioned, speed-'til-you-bleed format, but it appears there will be more of a story element involved. And as far as we're concerned, hot cars need hot chicks, and if Maggie Q isn't a hot chick, than the Lamborghini isn't a hot car...and that makes no sense whatsoever.  You've seen Maggie play Zhen in "Mission Impossible III" and Mai in "Live Free or Die Hard" (and no, that's not her in this pic; it's from a simple teaser).  Stay tuned for more on Undercover.

8/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

snglbck26
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:08:45 AM
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I've been waiting to hear more about this one. I think the Need for Speed Most Wanted game was the best driving game ever made. I'm a huge fan of evading the police and wrecking cruisers....in a video game not in real life. The car chases were incredible. If this new game is the "Most Wanted" game just built for PS3 I'll be really happy and will pick it up the day it comes out. Can't wait.

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zbug06
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:12:11 AM
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i love all the nfs games except for pro street, the game just didnt sit well with me, the only thing i did happen to like on it was the wheelie comps. lets just hope this new one is way better and hopefully it will have a decent online feature. O-YEA and trophies lol

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Xanavi23
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:22:41 AM
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Need For Speed was supposed to be about illegal street racing. Pro Street was garbage although i appreciated the physics changes, it wasn't Need For Speed.

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snglbck26
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:28:54 AM
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The destruction and chase part of this game is what hooked me. I'm hoping for a very robust and active on-line side on this new one.

I didn't care for Pro Street as I'm not into competitive racing. I didn't like the fact that you were always driving in the dark in NFS Carbon.

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DcIronfist
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:12:18 PM
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wow I have kinda stayed away from the series since hot pursuit but if they bring back that style I will be back.

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shreevin
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:31:26 PM
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I agree...Pro Street was a bit sucky, but I love all the others. I will definitely check this one out.

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im4vivisection
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:37:36 PM
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Oh hell yeah! I've been waiting for a new 'Hot Pursuit' game, so maybe this will tickle my fancy. lol

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GamerKid123
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:50:32 PM
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This is great news... it was a let down that Pro Street didn't have cops.

Lets just hope they keep damage... because that was the one thing i liked about pro street, apart from the customisation.

Last edited by GamerKid123 on 8/15/2008 12:50:49 PM

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:18:50 PM
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Hmmm...I dunno if they'll top Burnout Paradise with this title...but I'd sure like to see them try

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shaydey77
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 7:39:33 PM
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I hated PRO street. It ruined one of my favourite collections of classic racing games.Still at the moment ive got GRID to keep me entertained!!!:D!

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:23:57 AM
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I had a chance to play the game last month, but I'm under an NDA so I can't spill. But do expect hands-on coverage as soon as the embargo is lifted.

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snglbck26
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 9:17:58 AM

Can you tell us whether you liked what you saw?

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Loogs
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 8:54:08 AM
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Sounds great. As everyone else reiterated, the "Hot Pursuit" line was definitely the peak of the series. I am just imagining films like "Bullitt", the original '74 "Gone In 60 Seconds", and "Vanishing Point". Those combined with with the likeness of games like Driver and Driver 2 (hence the "Undercover" they're talking about) with, of course, the signature Need for Speed formula (hopefully the Hot Pursuit stuff), this one will be an amazing revival.

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