Black Box, the Vancouver-based developers of Need for Speed Undercover have decided to go for “treat” today and give us the cherry on top: NFSU will feature a brand new multiplayer mode (at least for the franchise): Cops and Robbers. Yup, team play and car battle comes to Need for Speed. Who would’ve thought this was possible?

The game mode pits two teams of four players against each other: in classic manner for the game mode, the “robbers” have to pick up a package and take it to a drop-off point, while the “cops” have to stop de delivery. To make things as fair as possible, each team will be cops or robbers in turns.

“High-intensity police chases are a signature component of Undercover and this extends to the multiplayer experience as well,” said Bill Harrison, Executive Producer at Black Box. “The cops and robbers mode will thrust players into adrenaline-pumping battles as they utilize the Heroic Driving Engine to deliver or prevent the delivery of the package to the safe house.”

We must agree that everything sounds pretty exciting and, if Need for Speed will receive the same treatment as the other EA franchises this year, it will be reborn and ready to take over the world. Oh, and if we’re here, we should tell you that, if indeed it’s going to take over the world, it will do it featuring a diverse soundtrack of over 30 songs from artists like The Prodigy, Tricky and Justice. It’ll be a pleasure!

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