Need for Speed: The Run delivers Desert Race gameplay footage

The demo for Need for Speed: The Run launched this week, but if your interest in the title extends as far as “wanting to know how it looks and sounds” without going so far as to wonder how it feels to actually play the game, this is exactly the video you have been looking for. The PS3-based clip previews the game's California-Nevada Desert Race segment, and offers a decent, though far from impossible, performance to beat while you wait for the full release.


Need for Speed: The Run launches on Nov 15. Earlier this week it was announced that Mad Men's Christina Hendricks would be providing appealing voice-noises as the love interest of protagonist Sean Farris, previously known for The Vampire Diaries. So all you prospective players worried that the title's saga of big-money, life-or-death cross-country racing wouldn't have a competently-voiced romantic subplot can rest assured that EA is looking out for your (frankly, rather misguided) interests.

Oct 20, 2011

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  • Spybreak8 - October 21, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    Thx, runs on over to youtube to watch the trailer. No offense GR.
  • mothbanquet - October 21, 2011 5:11 a.m.

    It was ok, the desert track was very meh though and to be frank, after being sucked in by Forza over the past week it all seems so superficial and empty...
  • heznave1 - October 21, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    I already played this game when it was call Hot Pursuit...
  • taokaka - October 21, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    To all that say this is just like hot pursuit please play the demo and you will find it to be a totally different racing experience. From the footage you can't really tell this but the cars handle more like they did in most wanted and I found it a lot better than my initial expectations.
  • MidianGTX - October 20, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    I acknowledge the fact I'm typing this comment with very little info on the game... but is this not just a bit too similar to Hot Pursuit? It seems like EA are desperate to hang on to anything Criterion can give them and there's a good chance they'll milk it for as long as possible.

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