Need For Speed: The Run Debut Trailer – Click above to watch the video after the jump

If you're getting bored of the racing games that are relegated to the track, the Need For Speed franchise is hoping to grab your attention with The Run. The new game, which doesn't hit stores until November 15, promises to mix hot rides with a healthy dose of drama. The premise is simple: The gamer will need to make their way across the country while bad guys and the law chases them all the while. In other words, its kind of like Smokey and the Bandit meets Fast and Furious, perhaps with a touch of Grand Theft Auto.

Hit the jump to watch the first trailer for the upcoming game. The clip is short and it doesn't reveal much, but we did catch a glimpse of an Audi R8, a Porsche Cayenne, a Mustang and even a Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. That's not a lot to go on, but the post-jump press release says gamers will "blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds." Sounds like it could be fun.

[Source: Electronic Arts]

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – April 29, 2011 – Get ready to rip up the road! Adrenaline junkies and speed fiends will find themselves on the wrong side of the law this November when they race for their lives in Need for Speed™ The Run from Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). The hottest blockbuster this holiday is a game that takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Launching on November 15, Need for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn't just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds. Powered by DICE's state-of-the-art Frostbite™ 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road even at top speeds all built around a gripping storyline. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have you at the edge of your seat... all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building.

"This is the year that Need for Speed goes to the next level," said Jason DeLong, Executive Producer at EA. "We think that Need for Speed The Run is going to surprise people with its intense, thrilling story and big action feel. But the game would be nothing without hot cars and crazy-fast chases. So that is what we're delivering -- explosive racing that will have players flirting with disaster at 200-miles an hour."

Using the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run will set the bar with unparalleled visual quality and enhanced physics. Need for Speed The Run will also take immersive storytelling to a new level with cutting edge performances that will draw the player into a world with no speed limits, rules or allies. Autolog, the Need for Speed franchise's revolutionary social competition functionality, is back and better in Need for Speed The Run as it will continue to reinvent how people play games, track career progression and compare game stats.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      This looks very promising. More than all the sim or arcade descriptions, I just want a (good) driving game that is fun and interesting. I bought GT5 and, while I like it, it's honestly not that fun most of the time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep, GT5, while pretty, can also be pretty boring. I like it for the simulation quality. It's hard to master, and when you finally do lay down a really nice lap time, it feels like a small victory in itself. But the repetition, long-ass load times, and smooth jazz all put me to sleep. This new NFS title looks like fun, I dig the coast to coast theme.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they update the Taurus Interceptor to reflect the 2013 update that was just revealed. I kind of doubt that they will though!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice... but im tired of buying new games ! LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks amazing!! finally a car game that doesnt look offense to fans but I feel like i totally wasted my money on GT5
        • 4 Years Ago
          • 4 Years Ago
          I'll agree it's not the greatest game, but as a sim it's one of the best, which is why I bought it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ha! You guys are funny!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yawn. Got any auto news?
      Alex Brisebois
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ahh, finally! The track does get boring after awhile... Here's to customization and fast cars.
      Speed Devil
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope there's tuning and customizing, Hot Pursuit sucked cause it didn't have any, glad it was stolen onn me
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll check it out. like racing games but I also like "alternative" driving games like this as long as the driving is somewhat realistic (no arcady feel). I'm looking forward to this and Driver San Fran.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It feels like there has been a lot of new Need for Speed games lately. This looks pretty cool though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yet when you play it, NONE of this is in the game.
      Tim Fox
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOOOW that's coool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just bring back car customization like NFS underground 1&2, granted alot of the time the cars turned ricerish, the upgrade potential was the fun part.
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