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EA Announces Need for Speed The Run

by J.P. Corbran - April 29, 2011, 11:57 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: P, http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/pr/26188

Next installment in the racing series to launch in November.

A new Need for Speed game is coming this November for Wii and 3DS. Developed by Firebrand Games, who worked on TrackMania Wii and the DS version of Need for Speed: Nitro, Need for Speed The Run features a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York, through a variety of environments.

EA Takes Gamers on the Race of Their Lives in Need For Speed The Run

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – April 29, 2011 – Get ready to rip up the road! Adrenaline junkies and speed fiends will find themselves on the wrong side of the law this November when they race for their lives in Need for Speed™ The Run from Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). The hottest blockbuster this holiday is a game that takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Launching on November 15, Need for Speed The Run lures players into an 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. Powered by DICE’s state-of-the-art Frostbite™ 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road even at top speeds all built around a gripping storyline. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have you at the edge of your seat… all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building.

“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.”

Using the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run will set the bar with unparalleled visual quality and enhanced physics. Need for Speed The Run will also take immersive storytelling to a new level with cutting edge performances that will draw the player into a world with no speed limits, rules or allies. Autolog, the Need for Speed franchise’s revolutionary social competition functionality, 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.

Developed by Black Box, a studio of Electronic Arts, Need for Speed The Run will be available November 15, 2011 in North America and November 17, 2011 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC, Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™. For more information on Need for Speed, visit http://www.needforspeed.com or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/needforspeed and follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/needforspeed.


KITT 10KApril 29, 2011

SWEET!!! I love Need For Speed games! The rock! I hope they'll let you do custom work on each car in the game like what was done in Need For Speed: Undercover, (that one is my favorite to date). The reason for my wanting that is it had a story line to it and I like to try to recreate cars from TV shows and movies, (like KITT and KARR from the 2008 Knight Rider or some of the cars shown in the Fast and Furious movies). I just REALLY hope it's not like Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, (that game suck ass so much). But anyways, I can't wait for it!

EnnerApril 29, 2011

Except for the Wii and DS versions that are being developed by Firebrand, this marks a return for Black Box in making a console entry for Need for Speed. Their last one was Need for Speed: Undercover, iirc. I'm excited for this and I know Black Box can make good games. Here's hoping their time off from console entries in the series will allow them to make a great and crazy game.

In the meanwhile, I have the lovely Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit by Criterion Games to play around some more.

SilverQuilavaMay 02, 2011

I'll start paying attention when they mention Criterion Games helped to make it.

EnnerMay 02, 2011

That's a possibility. DICE is most certainly chipping in since it's their game engine. Criterion Games might be too busy working on the rumored Burnout Crash to be lending a lot of help to Black Box.

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