EA are revealing a new Need for Speed later this week

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One gaming genre I tend to overlook or ignore completely these days (other than SPURTS) is that of the VROOM VROOM kind. It’s surprising actually, seeing as I am not completely bored by cars and tend to drool over them in real life. The thing is, I used to dig racing games. The franchise that pulled me in fully years ago was Need for Speed. I played Hot Pursuit into the ground towards the end of the 90s, and then I got hooked on later iterations, Underground, and its sequel, Underground 2. I even played Carbon a little. Those later titles were fantastic; Neon lighting, sexy cars, kickass soundtracks, and TJOONING… what wasn’t to like? Then I lost interest completely – the games became a little too serious/washed out for my liking. That may all change though, as there is a new Need for Speed on the way, and it hints at being a spiritual successor to the one iteration I loved most, Underground.

EA dropped this image on the game’s official Facebook Page (via VG247):

NFS

Under normal circumstances (i.e. if you have a horrible washed out screens like I do) I would call this the worst teaser ever. Text on a plain, black image? TERRIBLE!

Thankfully, the Internet is full of smart people. Their knowledge (i.e. Photoshop brightness power) revealed the following image:

OMG I NEVER EXPECTED THAT

As you can see, it’s two sexy cars partaking in some casual street racing (judging by the city backdrop). Are we getting an Underground sequel? If yes, I may have to dive into the racing genre once more. I guess we’ll just have to keep an eye on the official YouTube and see what the big reveal is this Thursday.

Are you excited? CAN YOU SMELL THE BURNING RUBBER? Can you smell the real-world money you’ll have to spend on upgrade parts?

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015

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