Need for Speed: The Run announced for November

EA announced Need for Speed: The Run today. It's being developed by EA Black Box and will release on November 15 for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS.

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Hot on the heels of spin-off Shift 2 Unleashed, EA has announced another new entry in the Need for Speed franchise set to hit this year, titled Need for Speed: The Run. It's being developed by EA Black Box, and uses the Frostbite 2 engine usually reserved for the company's shooters. The game also brings back the popular Autolog feature, which is becoming a mainstay of EA racing titles. The announcement promises varied environments, like urban traffic, icy mountains, and narrow canyons.

It's set for a release on November 15 in North America and November 17 in Europe, and it will hit the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS. EA hasn't shown off any gameplay yet, but did release a cinematic teaser-trailer. It features cars going fast, as one might expect, and potential death by speeding train, which is probably less expected.

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    April 29, 2011 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Need for Speed: The Run announced for November.

    EA announced Need for Speed: The Run today. It's being developed by EA Black Box and will release on November 15 for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS.

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      April 29, 2011 8:28 AM

      trying to compete with the new Driver title, no doubt, EA will not walk by a window without sticking their fingers in a pie. NFS franchise has gotten better as of late, i'm curious to see how well they can tune Frostbyte to suit a different type of game.

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        April 29, 2011 8:39 AM

        wtf are you talking about. Also, Driver has been a terrible series for years.

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          April 29, 2011 9:44 AM

          Opinions, everyone has one. The first Driver was great, I'm hoping the new one goes back to its roots. As long as cars handle like they did in Driver (which I loved, obviously) then it's a sure get. This trailer and the "Need for Speed" confuses me, makes me wonder how it will be. So, I can see what he meant.

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        April 29, 2011 9:52 AM

        What level of effort does it take to compete with a Driver title?

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      April 29, 2011 1:17 PM

      What?! Already?!

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      April 29, 2011 4:54 PM

      well, at least they have cops again, ive always liked playing the non-street legal titles more. Also curious how the Frostbite 2 engine will play in here.

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      May 1, 2011 9:30 AM

      Frostbite 2 engine, for racing? This is going to be interesting...can't wait.

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      May 1, 2011 4:42 PM

      You guys realize the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit used the last Frostbite Engine right?

      This won't be the first time that the engine has been outside the FPS genre. Or the last.

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