EA has announced the Hot Pursuit-esque Challenge Series mode for Need for Speed: The Run.
The mode consists of more than 70 individual racing challenges, with friends' lap times constantly measured against your own performance via the excellent Autolog ranking system.
The challenges range from intense checkpoint dashes through city traffic, racing through specific checkpoints before the allocated time runs out, to ultra-technical seven minute courses along mountain paths..
There are even courses based on older Need for Speed games, such as Carbon, Most Wanted and Underground.
CVG travelled to Vancouver this week to get hands-on time with the mode and chat to developer Black Box. See the first footage and part of our chat in the video below.
Need for Speed: The Run is out on November 18 in Europe.