Need for Speed: The Runs multiplayer explained in one handy trailer

Even though it’s one of the best-selling franchises of all time, some may have missed that Need for Speed: The Run is coming out in less than two weeks on November 15 aka retail apocalypse for games. Despite competition from Assassin’s Creed Revelation, Mario 3D Land, and Saints Row: The Third that week (among a hundred other games), The Run keeps looking good every time we see it. This newest trailer details how the racers online works, with the races looking nice and on foot missions thankfully absent.

The cross-country multiplayer races are promising, and the graphics are top of the line, but can it beat the great online of last year’s Hot Pursuit? And if you need anything else to sell you on the game, The Run will soon have a fancy new commercial that involves the director of all things shiny and fast, Michael Bay. Once enough people like or share a teaser for it on the official Facebook for the game, EA will release the Transformers director's ad to the world. And if you don’t think Michael Bay knows commercials, you never saw this.

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.