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Next for Screenshots: Hot Pursuit 2

Stunning Black Box-developed racer to go head to head with GT Concept!

EA have announced in some detail the various features that make up their recently-announced PlayStation 2 racer Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Like the original, the game will boast a plethora of visually stunning environments, including river crossings, waterfalls, beach surf, dusty paths and brush fires. The game will feature over 12 courses, which introduce extreme weather conditions into the mix, animated drivers and cops give life to the driving challenges in the same. It says 'ere. Players will vie for the title of 'Ultimate Road Racer' by duking it out for numerous racing events, with a decent reward structure backing things up. The cars on display will include more than 20 of the most coveted licensed exotics rendered in awesome detail. Visual effects will include dynamic lighting and real world reflections, along with realistic, detailed environments that push the emotion engine by bringing to life elements from the real world - rain, blowing leaves, sun beams and dust storms. Let's hope they don't push it too hard, slowdown would kill a game like this. But EA is confident of a 60fps rate even when driving at upwards of 200mph in sumptuous detail. You can see for yourself just how beautiful the game is shaping up to be in the small selection of screenshots the company has released. The hotly awaited sequel is due out from Black Box and EA in the Spring of 2002, which will put it head to head with Gran Turismo Concept. Judging from the implied visual quality in the screenshots of both, we can hardly wait! Related Feature - Hot Pursuit 2 screenshots

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