Electronic Arts have announced that they're bringing the next in a long line of Need for Speed titles to the PS2.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, builds on the original Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, and promises to offer a more intense arcade style racing experience.

More than 20 licensed vehicles will feature in the game, including Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini, all of which can be raced over 12 unique courses which feature open roads, with river crossings, dusty paths, waterfalls and brush fires.

Gamers are challenged to become the "Ultimate Road Racer", by winning races and upgrading their vehicles. Extra tracks, cars, paint schemes and secret "easter eggs" can also be unlocked the further you progress in the game.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, published by Electronic Arts, will be burning rubber and screeching on to the PlayStation 2 early in 2002.