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Hot Pursuit Demo Confirmed For UK

You've met one of the bands that will contribute music to the game, now how about going for a spin?

Criterion Games and EA have announced the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit demo...for the UK, at least. The European press release says the sample will go up on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow, October 26, and gamers can try the community-based Autolog and one portion of the game. You'll assume the role of a cop and chase speeders in the Dark Horse Hot Pursuit event, which takes place along the breathtaking ridges of Seacrest County. The Autolog will track cop and racer performances and those stats can be used to compare with the performances of your friends. Downloading the demo will also net you 500 bounty award points for use in the full game. Concerning the nifty Autolog feature, here's what Matt Webster, Criterion Producer, had to say:

"Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is blowing the roof off social competition and bringing excitement back to the racing genre. We’re putting players and their friends at the heart of the gameplay experience by automatically tracking and comparing each person’s performances. This demo will give gamers a snapshot of Need for Speed Autolog and how we’re amping up the energy of intense pursuits, competitive racing and online connected play – nothing is more powerful than beating your friends."

The game is set to launch on November 19 and we're definitely expecting a very special, very fulfilling arcade-type racing experience. Remember, this press release is only for the UK, but we'd like to think the same demo will arrive in the US as well, possibly at the same time (tomorrow). We'll just have to wait and see for now. Can't wait to race!

Related Game(s): Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Tags: nfs, need for speed hot pursuit, hot pursuit demo, ea

10/25/2010 10:32:41 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

frostface
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 10:54:25 AM
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Can't wait to get into this with Deadman, Ch1N00k, CharlesD and Mac and Chedison! Thats the crew right there...gonna be hours going into this!!!

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CH1N00K
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:32:53 AM

Oh yea, I'm definitely getting this one. And if it's half the fun that we had online with Burnout, I can see this one staying in the PS3 for a while.

Girlfriend won't be to happy though....

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frostface
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:44:48 PM

Tell me about it! I have a lot of faith in this title's awesomeness!

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Temjin001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 10:57:35 AM
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My UK-PSN account is hot 'n ready.
I also look forward to doing a 360 vs PS3 comparison. Though, LoS is eating up so much of my game time I may just let the Digital Foundry do it.

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Highlander
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:32:51 AM
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Excellent, I'll have to crank up my UK PSN account...

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fluffer nutter
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:34:52 AM
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Wait, I have the game releasing on November 16, here, in the U.S. What gives?

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G8GTdriver
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:50:39 AM

I thought games are typically released on Tuesdays in the US. Why the confusion?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:59:05 AM

Nov. 16 in the US; Nov. 19 in the UK. I think.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 10/25/2010 11:59:19 AM

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fluffer nutter
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:33:27 PM

Oh. Is this a U.K. based site now, Ben? The eastern seaboard is running back to the mother land? Traitors! :p

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nogoat23
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:39:32 AM
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I love that demos are a thing now. Nov 19 is my birthday. I know what I'm getting this year...

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:43:18 AM
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i just read on gameinfomers web site that the US will get it tuesday WTF and Friday for the UK so we will wait to see what happens.

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G8GTdriver
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:48:20 AM
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Awesome. Can't wait to play this game, since GT5 is delayed, this is a day 1 buy for me.

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maxpontiac
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:02:25 PM

Indeed. I was going to wait, but now, I am buying this.

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city96
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:59:25 AM
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Awesome game but I hope the online is as fun and fulfilling as Burnout Paradise

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:22:00 PM
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Criterion making a Need For Speed game = WIN. I can't wait to check out the demo.

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:29:52 PM
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Man oh man, NA better get that demo too!
I can't wait to try it.

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AshT
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:03:51 PM
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cant wait to try this one

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:31:47 PM
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Wait, so the news about PSN getting it on 26th Oct is only for the UK account?

Criterion is a British studio so maybe I should have known.

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Ergi
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:22:49 PM
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sweet rubber, can't wait.

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___________
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:42:21 AM
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huh?
how can it release tomorrow if the EU store does not update till thursday which is in 2 days time?
anyway really looking forward to this, i spent literally 100s of hours playing hot pursuit with school friends every day after school one of my favorite games and by far my favorite NFS game!

ive been begging for a new hot pursuit game now we finally got it..... so..... maybe, we can finally have that BLACK 2 sequel?

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Zorigo
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 5:14:17 AM
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the demo will be what sways me.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 11:29:43 AM

They swayed me at "Criterion".

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