News – Need for Speed: The Run revealed

May 2, 2011 by  
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EA has revealed details on the next Need for Speed game, and it’s all about the underground street racing once again.

Need for Speed: The Run (first trailer below) is in development at EA’s Black Box Studio, a developer that is very familiar with the franchise, having developed seven games, the last being Need for Speed: Undercover, of which received a rather mixed reception upon its release.

“This is the year that Need for Speed goes to the next level,” said Jason DeLong, executive producer at EA. “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.”

The new game involves a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York, and will utilise the Frostbite 2 engine. This will result in impressive visuals and physics, well that’s according to EA, that is. Also, we’ll see the return of the Autolog feature, which will add in some friendly competition with your online friends.

Finally, the game, which is set for release November 18th here in the UK on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and 3DS, will apparently feature a gripping story. We’ll see.