As leaked earlier today, Need for Speed Payback is the next instalment in EA Games’ legendary racing franchise – and it promises to be an “action racing fantasy” set in Fortune Valley, which is basically Las Vegas. The plot will see you assume the role of a trio of petrol heads, as you participate in “intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits, and jaw dropping set pieces”. The trailer embedded above effortlessly communicates the Fast & Furious vibe.

One interesting mechanic is that the casino theme means you’ll be able to bet on races, with the hopes of bankrolling future upgrades for your ride. Speaking of which, if you pre-order the game you’ll get the Platinum Car Pack, which comes with the following five vehicles:

  • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 2008 Nissan 350Z
  • 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

While the release date is scheduled for 10th November worldwide, if you buy the Deluxe Edition you’ll be able to play three days early, and you’ll also unlock some bonus cosmetics and a story mission pack. Are you liking what you see so far? Is this a step forward from 2015’s ill-fated reboot? Put your foot down in the comments section below.