Earlier, Japanese retail listings had confirmed that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered was indeed heading to Nintendo Switch on 6 November 2020 in Japan. Well, the rest of the world won’t have to wait long to race while on the move too!
Criterion Games and EA have confirmed that the title will be hitting Nintendo Switch in the west on 13 November 2020. This remastered release will offer enhanced visuals, cross-platform support, and other new features. According to EA, the game will run at 1080p/30 FPS in docked mode and 720p/30 FPS in undocked mode for Nintendo Switch.
Check out the official reveal trailer below, along with more details:
Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered, coming to Playstation®4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6, and to Nintendo Switch™ on November 13!
Ten years ago, Criterion Games released their critically acclaimed franchise debut Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. It introduced NFS and racing fans to the winding, open roads of Seacrest County, Criterion’s renowned feel for breakneck speed and gameplay, and the innovative Autolog system, empowering true social competition between friends.
Ever since, we’ve heard so many stories about the triumphant moments and heated rivalries Autolog fostered. Some of which run very, very deep.
Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in this timeless racing experience updated for today’s platforms. Get cross-platform multiplayer and Autolog, enhanced visuals, all main DLC delivered at launch, and much more. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.
Race Your Friends with Cross-Platform Multiplayer and Autolog
Bolt down Seacrest County headfirst behind the wheels of the world’s hottest high-performance cars, in racing that is socially competitive at its core. Connect with your friends in cross-platform, head-to-head pursuits and races, or get challenges delivered based on their activity for asynchronous competition through the highly dynamic Autolog system.
Autolog is also supported with cross-platform sync, so you can make a mark on your friends’ Speedwalls no matter if they’re playing on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or Nintendo Switch.
Enjoy Loads of Extra Content and Updates
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered includes all main DLC – the SCPD Rebel Racer Pack, Super Sports Pack, Armed & Dangerous Pack, Lamborghini Untamed Pack, and Porsche Unleashed Pack – delivered at launch, with an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges.
We’ve added brand new achievements, car colors, wraps, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and gallery, and multiple quality of life updates, too, to create an even more well-rounded gameplay experience this time around.
Chase and Escape with Weaponized Supercars
It wouldn’t be a Hot Pursuit without pushing the world’s most desirable supercars to their limits – on both sides of the law. Bust suspects in supercharged cop interceptors enhanced with tactical weaponry, or level the playing field with counterattacks and defensive maneuvers as an elite racer. Strategize to gain an edge over the competition, no matter what side you’re on!
A deep and fully-defined single-player career delivers the action of both sides, with a seamlessly linked multiplayer experience across all race modes. Take on friends or play through the career solo to earn Bounty and unlock new cars, weapons, and equipment.
Experience a Timeless Racing Game with Enhanced Visuals
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered has been upgraded for today’s generation of hardware with enhanced visuals. The Nintendo Switch version runs at 1080p/30 FPS in docked mode (720p/30 FPS undocked) and includes higher-resolution models, more objects and props, longer draw distance, higher resolution shadows, and improved videos.
Depending on your specifications, 4K/60 FPS is supported on PC, and players can choose between 4K/30 FPS or 1080p/60 FPS on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. Base versions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will run the game at 1080p/30 FPS. In addition to the listed improvements for the Nintendo Switch version, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions are also updated with upressed UI, higher resolution reflections, boosted textures, more particles, and improved AA/SSAO.
Get ready for a heart-pumping and socially competitive racing experience faithfully recreated by Stellar Entertainment, featuring ex-Criterion talent and previously responsible for the critically acclaimed Burnout Paradise Remastered.