This info actually leaked a few days ago but EA quickly turned around and officially announced Need For Speed: The Run yesterday. 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. 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. I’m glad to see EA really recommiting the Need For Speed franchise but they are releasing them so often now that I think they are losing their luster again and they still haven’t given me a follow-up to my favorite NFS title Need For Speed Underground.
Using the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run will set the bar with unparalleled visual quality and enhanced physics. 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 PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.