‘Need for Speed’ (2015): 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

We’ve competed against rivals. We’ve hit the road and dodged the hottest of pursuits. Plus we managed to go fully underground and pimp our rides to perfection.

For 2015, Electronic Arts has decided it’s time for its racing series to get a full reboot. Ghost Games is ready to breath some new life into this long-running series by combining the best elements from the franchise’s history. Need for Speed is ready to realize its full potential with a much needed rebirth, which may push its already high value to new heights.

Before you hit the slick roads of Need for Speed, find out everything you need to know about it right here.


1. Players Will Participate Within a Fully Acted Out Story and Encounter Real World Automotive Legends

Need for Speed will throw players into the fictional city of Ventura Bay. Six separate districts will be available for you to explore – Burnwood, Crescent Mountains, Royal Park, South Port, El Rey and Franklin Terrace. You’ll group up with some buddies who’re into the street racing and tuning culture as you attempt to become the best racer in Ventura Bay.

The plot moves along with fully acted out cinematics. You’ll push the story along in 1st-person view and meet up with real world automotive icons. These individuals specialize in certain areas related to the world of street racing. Plenty of advice, vehicle gear setups and road challenges will come your way from Magnus Walker, Ken Block, Nakai-san, Morohoshi-san and the Risky Devil crew.


2. There Are Five Main Ways to Play and Gain Reputation Points From

In order to heighten your reputation across Ventura Bay and gain more notoriety with social media fans, you need to race across five focus areas. Those main areas of racing includes Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw. While you’re in your customized ride, you’ll gain REP points by hitting top speeds, pulling off slick tricks on the road, upgrading your ride to its max potential and more. You can acquire certain REP points simultaneously and increase your score multiplier in the process.


3. A Total of 51 Cars Can Be Customized to Your Liking

If you find yourself paying close attention to the car manufactures featured in racing games, Need for Speed should have you all covered. Among the full lineup of 51 cars comes respected automobile brands such as Acura, Ferrari, Nissan and more. The customization tool set for this reboot is staggering. Players will have the chance to edit a vehicle’s visual customization, handling tuning, performance upgrades and paint & wrap designs.

To see the full collection of designer cars that will be featured in the game, take a look at the extensive list below:

– Acura RSX-S
– BMW M2
– BMW M3 E46
– BMW M3 E92
– BMW M3 Evolution II E30
– BMW M4
– Chevrolet Camaro Z28
– Chevrolet Corvette Z06
– Dodge Challenger SRT8
– Dodge SRT Viper
– Ferrari 458 Italia
– Ferrari F40
– Ford Focus RS
– Ford Mustang
– Ford Mustang Boss 302
– Ford Mustang Fox Body
– Ford Mustang GT
– Honda Civic Type-R
– Honda NSX Type-R
– Honda S2000
– Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
– Lamborghini Diablo SV
– Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
– Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
– Lotus Exige S
– Mazda MX-5 1996
– Mazda MX-5 2015
– Mazda RX7 Spirit R
– McLaren 570S
– Mercedes-AMG GT
– Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
– Nissan 180sx Type X
– Nissan Fairlady 240ZG
– Nissan GT-R Premium
– Nissan Silvia Spec-R
– Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10
– Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec 1993
– Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec 1999
– Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8
– Porsche 911 Carrera S (991)
– Porsche 911 Carrera S (993)
– Porsche 911 GT3 RS
– Porsche Cayman GT4
– Scion FR-S
– Subaru BRZ Premium
– Subaru Impreza WRX STI
– Toyota GT86
– Toyota Sprinter GT Apex
– Toyota Supra SZ-R
– Volkswagen Golf GTI
– Volvo 242


4. The Game’s Full Soundtrack Features House Music and Plenty of Other Genres

An amazing variety of artists have signed on to feature their biggest tunes for Need for Speed. Several of the songs you’ll be racing to are mainly electronic dance tunes. These songs evoke the spirit of high octane racing thanks to the talents of artists such as Aero Chord and Dirty South.

Be sure to hit up the list below to find out each and every song that’s a part of Need for Speed’s huge soundtrack:

– Aero Chord – Break Them feat. Anna Yvette
– Aero Chord – Surface
– Alison Wonderland – U Don’t Know (feat. Wayne Coyne)
– AVICII – Pure Grinding
– Battle Tapes – Valkyrie
– Botnek – Here It Comes (N4S Mix)
– Botnek & 3LAU – Vikings
– Clement Marfo & The Frontline – Get Rowdy
– Congorock & Daddy’s Groove – Black Sun
– CP feat. Danny Cainco – Don’t Stop
– Dimension – Move Faster
– Dirty South – The Unknown feat. FMLYBND
– Django Django – Shake And Tremble
– Doomtree – Gray Duck
– Drenge – We Can Do What We Want
– Fehrplay – Pyara (Live Edit)
– Flosstradamus – Don’t Trip feat. Run The Jewels & Sizzy Rocket
– Genetikk – Wünsch Dir Was
– Going Quantum – Raw
– GoMad! & Monster feat. Matt Rose – Under Control
– GotSome – Vibe Out feat. Wiley
– HEALTH – NEW COKE
– Hook N Sling – Break Yourself feat. Far East Movement
– Hudson Mohawke – Brand New World
– iSHi feat. Pusha T – Push It
– Joywave – Destruction (KOPPS Remix)
– June Miller – Stormtrooper feat. Virus Syndicate
– Junior Prom – Stand!
– Kill The Noise – Lose Ya Love
– Krakota – Ice Hands
– Lokate – Flow (feat. Doctor & Bay C)
– Louis Berry – 25 Reasons
– Lynx – Clap Track
– Lynx – Into The Light
– Major Lazer – Night Riders feat. Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra
– Michael Woods feat. Sam Obernik – Get Around (Roni Size Remix)
– Modestep – Machines
– Muzzy – Insignia
– Netsky – Rio
– No Wyld – Odyssey
– Phace – Imbalanced
– Raury – Devil’s Whisper
– Refused – Elektra
– Reso – Callisto
– Reso – Move It
– RiFF RAFF – Kokayne (Video Games Clean Version)
– Rogue – Rattlesnake
– Royalston – Blight Mamba
– Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Pt. 1
– Silversun Pickups – Connection
– Slaves – Hey
– Speaker Of The House – Modern Slang
– Swim Deep – Fueiho Boogie
– The Bots – Won
– The Chemical Brothers – Go
– The Glitch Mob – Better Hide, Better Run (feat. Mark Johns)
– The One And Only PPL MVR – Let’s Take This Outside
– The Prodigy – Nasty (Spor Remix)
– The Strypes – Get Into It
– Trentemøller – Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!
– Tropkillaz – Make The Crowd (NFS VIP Remix)
– Vaults – Lifespan (Spor Remix)
– Wolfgang Gartner – Turn Up Feat. Wiley & Trina
– Zeds Dead – Blink feat. Perry Farrell


5. Fans Can Obtain The Game’s Standard or Deluxe Edition

Need for Speed 2015

If you’re planning to put down some pre-order cash for Need for Speed, there are two editions that you can pick up. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition of the game will reward you with the Styling Pack. This pack comes with a set of exclusive car customization items.

As for those who want to go bigger and better, the game’s Deluxe Edition upgrade can be obtained. Players who grab this version will get exclusive performance and styling packs and a 10-percent discount on in game items. You’ll also get the keys to nice starter car, a VIP player icon, exclusive car wraps and an extra sticker.

Buy the Standard Edition of Need for Speed here.

Buy the Deluxe Edition of Need for Speed here.

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