It's what we were all looking for when it was first announced, but Need for Speed Heat has finally delivered on a good slice of gameplay. Shown above, the trailer debuted at Gamescom Opening Night Live hits the streets with footage of races and car customisation.

The sanctioned races under the heat of the daylight sun kick things off with a selection of speedy Audi racers before switching to a night race lit up by streetlights and the sirens of police on your tail. In-depth customisation allows you to select the brands you want to represent, while the cars themselves can be decked out in all sorts of accessories, decals, and colours.

Let's hope this is the proper return to form for Need for the Speed franchise. Are you ready to jump in? Evade the cops in the comments below.

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