Need for Speed The Run adds newest Black Keys song to trailer

You kids today love your rock ‘n roll and your fast cars and whatnot, so EA has brought that together in one place with this new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed sequel. Need for Speed The Run gameplay is backed by the Black Keys new single ”Lonely Boy” in this video we received from EA today, and they’re a nice match. You’ll see more footage of the game’s controversial on-foot sequences than you’ve seen in a while.

You wouldn’t normally associate big time alt rockers Black Keys with a gearhead franchise like NFS, but this rocking tune works well whether running from cops or actually driving a car in a racing game. Incidentally, Black Keys released this single in support of their upcoming album and theRecord Store Daypromotion, as that advocacy group pushes for music lovers support their local (preferably independent) music stores in this digital world. The single will be released on vinyl November 24, and Need for Speed The Run comes out November 15.

Oct 26, 2011


  • Beoftw - October 26, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    What does this have to do with the game anyway. This article serves no real purpose other than promoting some artist... On a side note, why are people even playing this when forza 4 quite literally out performs it in every possible way. Hell, there is even an easy auto break mode for your less intelligent gamer.
  • taokaka - October 26, 2011 10:19 p.m.

    what a failed comment, nobody is playing this game because it's not out yet. *COUGH* FORZA FANBOY *COUGH*
  • ImOldGreg - October 27, 2011 3:17 a.m.
  • Beoftw - October 27, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    *cough cough* I'm aware i'ts not out yet, there's nothing this newest need for speed installment even offers in sorts of new or impressive gameplay. The only people that will be buying this is your average call of duty kid.
  • taokaka - October 27, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I just think we should wait for the reviews. I'm a bit skeptical of this game to but it has potential to actually be good. Also from the demo it feels quite a bit different than other need for speed games so it is actually trying to be a new experience, whether you personally find the new style impressive or not I can't judge but it doesn't seem like you're even giving this game a chance.
  • Beoftw - October 29, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    The thing is, need for speed has always had a style of game play that allowed the player to do things that look cool in an unrealistic way. What confuses me is why any car enthusiast would rather play an exaggerated car fantasy game or spend a few hours in a driving simulator building your dream car from inside out, and then test driving it in a realistic manner.
  • taokaka - October 29, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    The reason I enjoy the unrealistic arcade racers I play is because of the greater sense of speed, the danger when driving 300km/h in oncoming traffic, the joy of taking out enemy racers in burnout, the insane gravity defying tracks of wipeout, or the sheer mayhem of playing most kart racing games, etc. Racers can be fun in other ways than providing the most realistic experience. I can see why car nuts would love forza but plenty of other people just want fun and will choose to play any good games.
  • Beoftw - October 30, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    The thing is, Forza even has a "need for speed" style of play for the people who cant comprehend the idea of slowing into a corner lol. Burnout is another story because the object of that game is to cause damage. NFS on the other hand, tries to sell itself as a badass racing experience. Just look at shift, it was god awful compared to both gran turismo and forza and tried desperately to get into that level of simulation. I lost all respect for NFS when hot persuit did not even come with split scree. NFS is a dying brand when other games are literally far superior in every single aspect.
  • taokaka - October 30, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    You have a good point about shift and really all of this generations need for speed games (especially pro street) haven't lived up to last generation's titles except for hot pursuit. In my opinion Hot pursuit was secretly a burnout game because it was made by criterion and the only way I can fault that game would have to be the lack of split screen and the out of place kart racer like power ups in hot pursuit races. But I agree with your last statement that NFS is in trouble if it doesn't return to what made it awesome in most wanted and underground, which is an open world, extensive car customization and a blend of arcade and simulation racing. They had the right idea with undercover but that game was about as challenging as turning on your console. Hopefully EA will realize that the sims should be left to Forza and Gran turismo and slow down on some of the titles that nobody wants such as shift and pro street so that they can make more true NFS games. I hope that the run is a step in the right direction.
  • Beoftw - October 30, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Yea. See if this newest release was a true sequel to underground 2, id be happy to give it a fair shot. But to me, this just looks like another one of NFS's failed gimmicks.
  • taokaka - October 30, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    Wow, I think we've actually managed to reach a conclusion to our debate.
  • Beoftw - October 30, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    Hahaha, yea I'm an ass, but a reasonable ass :P
  • Amnesiac - October 26, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    Oh god, this song is great. So looking forward to the new album.
  • veryweirdguy - October 27, 2011 1:37 a.m.

    Could not agree more. I'm more excited for this album than a few of the big games this season.

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