Need for Speed: Hot Spurit 2 is a 2002 racing video game, serving as the debut Need for Speed title from EA Black Box, and the first Need for Speed game for the sixth generation of consoles. It is the sequel to the 1998 racing game Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit and is the last Need for Speed game of the series' first era. In 2002, the game was awarded "Console Racing Game of the Year" at the 6th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. Like Porsche Unleashed before it, Hot Pursuit 2 was not released in Japan. This is also the first game in the series not to have a cockpit-view in the cars.