The next chapter in the always-fun Need for Speed series has shipped to retail today, yet Need for Speed The Run includes more than in-car racing gameplay. For the first time in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed The Run lets players control the driver outside of the drivers seat in select scenarios, from running across urban rooftops to escaping NPC foes in remote areas of the United States.
Need for Speed The Run is a cross-country race from California to New York in which the prize is $25 million. Players take the wheel as Jack Rourke, navigating thousands of miles of treacherous terrain from San Francisco to New York squaring off against 200 other racers all while evading the cops and the mob, who are hot on his trail.
In addition to its competitive multiplayer mode, the “Autolog” feature also returns, delivering moment-by-moment performance feedback to ensure players are always in head-to-head competition with friends, enemies and online competitors.
Need for Speed The Run uses the Frostbite 2 engine, which is the same game engine behind Battlefield 3.