Need for Speed Hot Pursuit has hit store shelves and is ready to help you destroy all of your friendships with it’s new “Autolog” system; a robust social system built into the game which keeps track of what you and your friends are doing, but offers challenges based on records and accomplishments your friends have set. As Super Meat Boy and Trials HD have shown us, leaderboard challenges of this sort can still work in this modern age if they’re implemented correctly, I’m interested to see how this pans out for them. Remember though that the Wii version will not include Autolog.
In what is fast becoming the norm for EA games in an attempt to battle used game sales, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit will feature an Online Pass in all new copies of the game which gives access to head-to-head multiplayer, access to two exclusive cars, and 10x the storage capacity at no extra charge. However if you buy a copy of the game that doesn’t have an Online Pass (read; a used copy), you can buy it online for 800 Microsoft Points / $10.