EA today announced the newest game in the Need for Speed franchise, a title that takes the series into territory it’s never approached before. Need for Speed: The Run will send players on an illegal cross-country race from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the Empire State Building in New York City. The game’s focus on underground street racing will allow players to race their cars through all sorts of new environments like inclined mountain roads covered in ice, through narrow canyons, and weaving through dense metropolitan traffic — and all at the breakneck speeds that Need for Speed is known for.
The Run uses the cutting-edge Frostbite 2 engine — the same game engine that the much-hyped Battlefield 3 runs on. The new physics and more-detailed-than-ever visuals are allowing game developers at Black Box (aka, EA Canada) to give this Need for Speed an exciting, immersive story. These elements are only hinted at in the teaser trailer above, but it’s a well made trailer that will get your blood pumping. The social competition network Autolog will again be included as well.
Need for Speed: The Run is coming to North America on November 15, Europe on November 17, and the U.K. on November 18th. Versions are being made for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, and 3DS.