Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Going On Tour

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Building up to its November 16th launch on PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is preparing to embark on a nationwide, seven-city tour beginning July 14th at the Manhattan Classic Car Club in New York City hosted by DJ Z-Trip. The tour will stop in on “hot local venues” from coast to coast, culminating in a launch-day party in LA, with each tour spot headlined by stars of hip hop and rock, exotic cars and, of course, kiosks with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit available for attendees to take for a test drive before the game’s release. PlayStation is the tour’s official partner as well, so I wouldn’t expect to see the game playable on anything but a PS3. EA sure seems smitten with Sony at the moment, huh?

Anyway… these are the tour dates and locations:

* New York, July 14
* Chicago, Aug. 5
* Seattle, Sept. 4
* San Francisco, Sept. 11
* Austin, Oct. 7
* Miami, Oct. 21
* Los Angeles, Nov. 16

Attendance at each tour stop is limited, so if it’s dropping by a city near you and you would like to attend, you need to register to secure an invite.

“Need for Speed Hot Pursuit puts players and their friends at the heart of the game. This game is about the heat of competition, cops versus racers, taking down your friends and showing them who owns the streets. These events celebrate that spirit of one-upmanship by getting friends together to play together, even before the game is released,” said Keith Munro, VP of marketing at EA.

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