Need for Speed runs from the Golden Gate to the Empire State

Need for Speed is on the run from the law, yet again. Electronic Arts has announced Need for Speed: The Run today, a “heart-pounding cross-country [illicit, high-stakes] race” from San Francisco to New York powered by DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine — the same engine that powers the visually stunning Battlefield 3.

The Run claims to take the genre to “new heights” with its “stunning visuals” (which they say are “unparalleled”), physics system, and “gripping storyline.” It promises to have you “at the edge of your seat.”

“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.”

It’s out November 17, 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii and 3DS. Black Box is developing.

Check out the debut trailer below.

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