Need for Speed The Run revealed: you run

You'll be zipping around on foot as well as in fast cars in the new Need for Speed, EA has revealed with a five-minute demonstration. The name's a dead give-away, in retrospect.

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Electronic Arts was somewhat vague about Need for Speed The Run when it announced the game back in April, leaving us to imagine yet another game simply of driving fast cars. Turns out, it's a bit more complicated than that.

Five minutes of Black Box's racer was demonstrated at E3 yesterday and, it turns out that, as well as driving on cars, you'll also be running on foot. Hence the name. In retrospect, it's obvious.

Need for Speed The Run is slated to launch for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo 3DS on November 15. Here's the E3 demo:

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    June 7, 2011 2:55 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Need for Speed The Run revealed.

    You'll be zipping around on foot as well as in fast cars in the new Need for Speed, EA has revealed with a five-minute demonstration. The name's a dead give-away, in retrospect.

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      June 7, 2011 4:12 AM

      I saw this on the EA press conference and thought it was just dumb. You aren't running.. you are tapping buttons to watch a movie. It's stupid. If they want to put running into a racing game.. then get the technology from Mirro's Edge and make it like that. This stuff was stupid. To me it looked like just another developer trying to cash in on the Call of Duty style of Action movie 'corridor gaming' (running in a straight line and shit happens all around you to make you feel like you are doing something).

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        June 7, 2011 6:50 AM

        more like (Heavy Rain) reflex-driven action and yes it looks stupid

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          June 7, 2011 6:53 AM

          Yeah, it did have that Heavy Rain kind of semi-contextual gestures.. but it doesn't seem to have much of a place in a driving game.

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      June 7, 2011 6:40 AM

      I think they should just call it Need for Speed: The Interactive Movie

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      June 7, 2011 6:50 AM

      for the love of crap why don't they let you play the free running stuff instead of QTE's?

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        June 7, 2011 11:32 AM

        Did developers have a powwow to agree on QTE's? I don't understand why so many games are jamming them into their titles.

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      June 7, 2011 7:12 AM

      mirrors edge with cars?

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        June 9, 2011 5:09 AM

        No... because that would be cool. This... will most likely not be.

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      June 7, 2011 11:17 AM

      My favorite part is when the helicopter starts shooting and misses constantly. lol...

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      June 7, 2011 12:30 PM

      Ugh what?!

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      June 7, 2011 12:40 PM

      In the immortal words of Skeeter, "Never get out of the car."

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      June 7, 2011 1:03 PM

      NFS 10K ... now with more EXXXTREME stuff.