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New Need For Speed Rivals Trailer Hits From Gamescom: Video

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Need For Speed games, like the Fast and Furious movies they mimicked for a few years in the mid-2000s, are a bit of a guilty pleasure. The crazy driving, running from the police and modifying your car is all a bit of a release after another stressful day. And the new game, Need For Speed Rivals, looks to be more than the same, in the latest trailers to hit from the Gamescom gaming and entertainment fair in Germany.

Like some of the best Need For Speed titles, it's very much a cops'n'robbers title, outrunning the police in a series of supercars while winning races and completing challenges. The latest trailers show this to full effect, and it's already clear the latest game will offer stunning visuals and huge crash scenes.

Lamborghini's uber-rare Veneno--which we now know will come in roadster guise too--features heavily in the Gamescom trailer, as do a range of other supercars and some serious-looking Dodge Charger police vehicles. They aren't the only police rides though--the trailer seems to suggest the presence of undercover cops in Ferrari FFs, too. Watch out for those guys...

Co-operative and rival gameplay is expected, as is a "dynamic weather" system to make the game world feel that little bit more real and a little trickier when it starts raining mid-chase. As usual, it's all about the fun here--lots of crashes, huge sensation of speed, and a general emphasis on doing stuff you wouldn't be able to in real life. No Gran Turismo-style base model Corollas here...

Coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in November, it'll also be a launch title for the two next-gen consoles, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox ONE. There, it's biggest competition will probably be the recently-announced open-world racer 'The Crew'.

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