EA’s press-conference is live now and the first game to be shown is Need for Speed Reboot. It looks like the title has finally brought back the essence of Need for Speed.
It blends live action sequences seamlessly into the game. Different characters will play a role developing the story, and it’s your job to try and impressive them to get recognition and to be in their good books.
During the conference, five new characters have been revealed:
- Magnus Walker
- Ken Block
- Nakai San
- Risky Devil
- Morohoshi San
These real world automotive “icons” have inspired gameplay of Need for Speed, according to EA. They will also help you build you car and burn some rubber in the streets.
Marcus Nilsson From Ghost Games said:
We’re honored to be working with these icons – they live and breathe the lifestyle we’re looking to recreate and have been such an inspiration to the team as we return Need for Speed back to greatness. We wanted to create a powerful story that’s emotional but also pushes the boundaries of technology by adding real-time compositing to the power of Frostbite. This allows us, for the first time ever, to blend live action film seamlessly with your in-game car and garage.
Need for Speed will release in November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For the time being, we don’t know if EA plans to annualize the series once again or not.
Full character description for Magnus, Risky Devil and more is posted below (Courtesy of EA).
Speed Icon – Magnus Walker collects and restores classic Porsche 911s. He is known for his high speed driving and will push you to enhance your reputation through adrenaline-fuelled driving.
Style Icon – Ken Block is notorious for his style of aggressive driving, as he showcases in his phenomenal YouTube GYMKHANA series. Earn his recognition by mastering the art of precision sliding and jumping through corners and on the streets.
Build Icon – Nakai-san is the founder of RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), a world renowned tuning and customizing company. Focus on creating that perfect customized ride as you look to impress him.
Crew Icon – Risky Devil are an infamous drift crew. These guys are the kings of close proximity driving and control. Ride in packs, inches away from wiping each other out as you get to grips with precise control and wild drift trains.
Outlaw Icon – Morohoshi-san doesn’t care how people categorize him, he just does what he wants. He’s often seen on the night streets rolling around in his customized ride. Risk it all as you mess with and escape from the cops to grab his attention.