Get ready for the most visceral and action packed racing game ever because Electronic Arts and the developers EA BlackBox are going to release the 18th title in the Need For Speed franchise as NFS:THE RUN. It will be launched most probably on 15th Nov 2011 as confirmed by Electronic Arts. “Compete in The Run, an illicit race across the most iconic and treacherous roads from San Francisco to New York. There are no rules and no allies in the cities, deserts, mountains and canyons than stand between you and the finish line”.
The most amazing fact about this game is that it is powered through DICE’s and Frostbite 2.0 gaming engine because of which gamers witness the outstanding visual effects and mind-blowing graphics. NFS : THE RUN will thus become the first racing game to use this graphics engine. Some of the snapshots of the game are given below.
In E3 game demo it is revealed that gamers will be playing this game as JACK, who finds himself in the middle of some sophisticated problem, and the only way to solve his problem is to enter and win an illicit, 150-driver race from San Francisco to New York. In a press release EA described, “In Chicago, where the demo takes place, you (as Jack) are only 800 miles from NYC. Jack is aware that the mob is involved, but in the streets of Chicago, he realizes just how invested they are in keeping him from finishing the race. You’ll also notice that since you’re in the later stages of an illicit race, a lot of law enforcement is trying to bring your Run to an end.”. Have a look at this thrilling trailer.
Something that was missing in every title of NFS after since the launch of NFS:Most Wanted was the “storyline”. Gamers were just racing without any plot due to which game looked spiceless. But this time EA Black Box is bringing back this feature in their upcoming game The Run. Additionally gamers will be able to free roam by leaving their car as per the requirement of the missions in the game. EA described the feature as, “In the past, story-based Need for Speed games would have edge-of-your-seat races, with plot cut-scenes in-between where you would just put down the controller and watch.
With The Run, we want to change that and keep you at the edge of your seat for the ENTIRE experience, whether you’re driving at 200 mph, or discovering the next plot twist. To put it simply, we want you to play the story rather than watch the story. Furthermore, you’ll notice that the out-of-car moments are also an excellent new mechanic for something quite traditional in racing games—changing your car. If you’re in an illicit cross-country race and your car gets taken out by the mob, or you lose a tire, one option is to quickly steal another and get right back into The Run”
Lets see whether EA and EA Black Box will satisfy their NFS fans with this whole new title for their NFS series. NFS : The Run looks impressive but the only thing at which we are looking at is the out of car action sequence. Lets see.