Most Wanted: Need for Speed – The Run

It’s that time of year again, when the sun comes up and all the teenagers in the country wash down their grandparent’s old Ford Orions and Vauxhall Novas, desperately saving every last penny to spend on their latest prized possession, an almost new Citroen Saxo with 80,000 miles on the clock, some phat bass amps and a pair of dirty fluffy dice. Quiet summer afternoons and evenings wouldn’t be the same without the reverberation of the latest acid bass drone to finish off the rush hour commute home, so EA have released their latest teaser trailer for their next head-rush racer which looks set to follow on from the successful Underground and Hot Pursuit series.

Not content with simply churning out sequel after sequel, EA have once again looked to develop the series and bring to it a much needed lift in how and why the story is played out. Following the huge success (in our opinion) of the recently released Shift2, we are keen to see how EA plans to develop on this contrasting series, which has always lent more toward the Burnout evangelists, than the Gran Turismo fashionistas.

Jason DeLong, Executive Producer at EA, promised that “This is the year that Need for Speed goes to the next level… We think that Need for Speed The Run is going to surprise people with its intense, thrilling story and big action feel. But the game would be nothing without hot cars and crazy-fast chases. So that is what we’re delivering — explosive racing that will have players flirting with disaster at 200-miles an hour.”

Launching this November 17th, Adrenaline junkies and speed fiends will find themselves on the wrong side of the law as they race for their lives in Need for Speed The Run. Developed by Black Box, the game is set to take players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York, via the underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building.

Using the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run set the bar with unparalleled visual quality and enhanced physics. Autolog, is back and better in Need for Speed The Run as it will continue to reinvent how people play games, track career progression and compare game stats.


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