Need for Speed: The Run was officially presented at the E3 last week and more information was revealed. For the first time in the history of the Need for Speed series it will be possible to leave the car and continue the run by foot!
In this action-packed trailer you can see the first gameplay-scenes of NFS: The Run:
Additionally we collected these videos on articles about the game, to give you more information:
After the release of the teaser trailer of Need for Speed: The Run yesterday, the official announcement followed today:
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™.
The heavy focus on the story in combination with the new Frostbite 2 engine sounds like a new level of Need for Speed.
More information of the game is expected at the E3 Expo in June 2011.
The new NFS title in 2011 is called Need for Speed: The Run! Watch the new teaser trailer here:
Looks pretty promising so far…
It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York.
No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads.
In Need for Speed The Run, you’ll weave through dense urban centers, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, all the while evading a relentless police force prepared — and willing — to use lethal force to take you down. In stores November 15.
We can expect the official announcement and more information tomorrow.
The recently revealed Pagani Huayra will be available exclusively in Shift 2 Unleashed!
This gentle beast has 700 HP under the hood, reaches a speed of 370kmph / 230mph and goes from 0 to 100 kmph (0-62 mph) in 3.3 seconds! And players of Shift 2 Unleashed will get a chance to sit behind the wheel!
“For the past seven years, the designing of the Huayra has been a labor of love and I’m ecstatic to be working with the entire Need for Speed team to help share our creation with the world”, said Horacio Pagani, founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A. “I’m amazed by how accurately they have been able to capture the look and, most importantly, the feel of the Huayra. Shift 2 Unleashed will give enthusiasts all over the world the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Huayra.”
EA announced three new content packs for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit:
Armed and Dangerous – out 22nd Feb.
Armed and Dangerous brings you two all-new game modes – “Most Wanted” is an open world battle where the cops are out to bust a specific racer whilst the racers battle to protect them. Use the open world, weapons and team tactics to win. “Arms Race” is free-for-all racing with all weapons active. Get three new achievements and trophies. Get it for $6.99 or €6.99 (560 Microsoft Points) on the PlayStation®Network or Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace.
Lamborghini Untamed – out 1st March.
Lamborghini Untamed adds Cop and Racer versions of the legendary Lamborghini Diablo, Countach and Sesto Elemento. We’ve got 10 new events and 4 new achievements and trophies. Get it for $6.99 or €6.99 on the PlayStation Network or 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Porsche Unleashed – out 8th March.
Porsche Unleashed brings you yet more Porsche love – the classic ’82 Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 959 and 911 Speedster. Check out 10 new events and 4 new trophies and achievements. Get it for $6.99 or €6.99 on the PlayStation Network or 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
You can watch a trailer presenting the new download packs for NFS Hot Pursuit:
Criterion released the second patch for the PC-Version of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, containing the following changes:
- Flickering graphics after Alt-Tabbing out of the game and back.
- Controller configurations sometimes failing to save correctly.
- Steering response dead-zone when playing with steering wheel controllers.
- Player car engine audio volume too low.
- Some issues with CPU performance.
- Rare crash issue when entering the Career map screen.
The patch also contains 3 Free Cars!
- The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition.
Note: After installing this patch you will only be able to play online against players who have also installed it. You will, however, continue to get Autolog updates from all other players regardless of which version they are using.
After a short downtime NFSCheats is back online! The website is now hosted by NFS-Planet and we were able to restore several contents from the early days of Need for Speed.
NFSCheats is one of the original Need For Speed fan sites, first online in 1998. Unfortunately Robert McMullen, who ran and managed NFSCheats in 2010 couldn’t continue maintaining the website, so we decided to take over. We didn’t want to a website die, which is so steeped in history.
For now we decided to put NFSCheats up as an archive and restored the contents from The Need for Speed until Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2. (Not to be confused with NFS Hot Pursuit (3), which was released in 2010 ;))
We try to upload more contents as we find the time, but if you’re looking for information about newer Need for Speed games, please visit NFS-Planet.
If you want to help us, we’re looking for staff to update the website and restore historical content of NFSCheats. If you are interested, please contact us under firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sixth iteration of the NFS World beta starts Monday and what a better way to build hype than to announce the car list? Below you’ll find the list of 25 cars where each has it’s own performance package tailored to meet its specific needs available for purchase.