NFS: Hot Pursuit 2 AnnouncedPull your vehicle over now! EA plans to drive the highly anticipated Need For Speed™ Hot Pursuit 2 game for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system to PC, Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™. All four titles will be published under the EA GAMES™ brand and will be available in late summer 2002. Further building upon the franchises award-winning legacy, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 will feature classic open road racing with the added intensity of police intervention, as first seen in Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit. This years game allows the player to select from over 20 licensed exotics from the worlds most coveted manufacturers including the Ferrari 360 Spider™, Lamborghini Murcielago™ and Porsche® Carrera GT™. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 will feature five different gameplay modes: Quick Race, Single Challenge, Hot Pursuit, Championship and an all-new "Top Cop mode for the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC versions. This brand new mode allows players to actually "be the cop by taking on a career as a high-speed highway patrolman by competing in over 30 events. Hot Pursuit and Championship modes also consist of over 30 challenging race events that if completed, the player will be rewarded with new cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 will feature over 20 tracks, with up to 12 miles of road and environments ranging from the lush forests to the sandy beaches. The PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube versions will also feature a multiplayer mode with two-player split screen racing. The PC game will support up to eight-player multiplayer racing via LAN/Internet/Direct IP. EA Seattle is developing Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 for the PC, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The PlayStation 2 version is being produced by EA Canada and developed by Black Box, a Vancouver-based development company. For more information on Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2, visit the official product Web site at: www.needforspeed.com.