As McWhertor surmised yesterday, The Run is indeed the next instalment of the Need for Speed series from EA’s Black Box Studio. It’s being built using Frostbite 2, the same engine that’s powering the gorgeous Battlefield 3, so we can expect some stunning visuals and effects.
What else can we expect? The Run brings story back to the Need for Speed franchise, telling a continent-crossing tale that will have the game’s protagonist (you) running from the cops as well as some shadier traffic enforcement organisations that’ll do much more that toss a tire spike in front of your ride.
For the more competitive racer, The Run also sees the return of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit‘s Autolog, upgraded to provide a more enticing social gaming experience than ever before.
“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.”
Need for Speed The Run will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii and 3DS on November 12 in North America, November 17 in Europe.