Need for Speed: Payback has received an exciting new story trailer, offering a glimpse into the criminal underground that players will be racing against.

Tyler “Ty” Ramirez, Jessica “Jess” Miller, and Sean “Mac” McAlister are three playable characters that are not only great drivers but also united by their desire to take down the cartel named “The House” that runs Fortune Valley from the shadows.

Each of the the three characters feature their own backstory, reasons for getting behind a steering wheel, and excel in a particular form of street racing.

  • Tyler “Ty” Ramirez is the The Racer. Drag and street races are his cup of tea and as a natural born racer, he has an unwavering will to win. Once his crew are betrayed, his focus becomes singular: payback.
  • Jessica “Jess” Miller is the Wheelman, always on the run. She spends her time running high-risk, high-reward jobs yet never loses her level-headed outlook. She can get out of any situation, no matter how volatile and will do whatever it takes to protect her friends.
  • Sean “Mac” McAlister is The Showman, with a style as unpredictable and flashy as he is. Offroad races and drifting are his specialties and he never wavers around a tight corner or fears getting dirty on the trail. Mac’s happy-go-lucky attitude keeps the crew going through the hard times.

Need for Speed: Payback was revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2017) in June. It places heavy emphasis on customization and promises to provide a more story-based experience compared to past installments in the franchise. The game certainly looks appealing so far. We will know soon if the hype was worth it.

Need for Speed: Payback is scheduled to release worldwide on November 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Those interested in getting access earlier can pre-order the Deluxe Edition and start playing from November 7. The official PC requirements can be read here.