Electronic Arts announced a brand new racing game called Need for Speed Rivals, coming to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in Fall 2013, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions hitting stores later in the year.

A new studio called Ghost Games will be using the Frostbite 3 engine to build Need for Speed Rivals, which will hopefully give the game even more of the adrenaline-surging racing action we've come to expect from the series.

You can either play as a cop or a racer, with each side sporting its own set of challenges, rewards, and consequences.

If you play as a cop, you'll work with others in a team in order to chase down and bust the illegal racers in the hopes of getting promoted and rising in the ranks of the Police Force.

Playing as a racer will task you with juking cops for Speed Points and becoming an infamous, risk-taking speed demon by recording and sharing your runs.

The game will also sport a new online feature called AllDrive, which will allow players to transition seamlessly between singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay.

According to the press release, Rivals will boast the following features:

  • Next-Gen Racing – Redview County is brought to life with stunning, next-generation detail and weather effects that force drivers to master the elements, as well as the competition.
  • Need for Speed Network Powered by Autolog – Gamers can compare stats and challenge their friends anytime, anywhere and then easily share their accomplishments with both friends and rivals.
  • Personalization – Drivers customize their ride with fresh paintjobs, custom license plates, liveries, decals, rims, and performance upgrades.
  • Pursuit and Evasion Tech – Street racing explodes with 11 upgradeable gadgets including turbo boosts, jammers and EMPs for racers, and shockwaves, roadblocks and helicopters for cops.
Pre-ordering the game will net you the Ultimate Cop Pack for no additional cost, ensuring that you get your hands on the Nissan GT-R Black Edition cop car.
Check out the teaser trailer above and the screenshots below to see more of the game and bask in its automotive awesomeness. Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments below.
The game will hit stores on November 19th, 2013 for current-generation consoles, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions coming later in the year.