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The highly anticipated Need for Speed game titled ‘The Run’ is about to be released in the UK on November 18th 2011.

Need for Speed is known for its flash cars, dangerous obstacles and exciting storylines which has proved to be a success with console users.

The outline of the game is for the character Jack to be the first to get to New York from San Francisco; there are no rules, no allies and no speed limit.

Of course Jacks journey isn’t going to be an easy one, with city streets, icy mountains and narrow canyons to tackle. There is also the problem of being chased by police and the men Jack is running from.

The game features a host of high profile cars including a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, BMW M3 GTS, Aston Martin V12 Vantage and the Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI Quattro. 

Different  features  have been introduced for the game with Autolog letting the player track the journey of being the first to get to New York along with Multiplayer which lets the player pick their favourite challenges by creating a playlist as well as playing against friends.

Other features of the game have come from the Frostbite 2 engine which gives the game advanced technical achievements, visual impact, environmental immersion and emotional impact.

‘The Run’ is most likely to be a hit with console users combining everything that a racing game user wants from their game.

Need for Speed first hit the screens in 1994 titled ‘The Need for Speed’ every year that followed there has been a game released, each one showing more technical skills and a different storyline.  

Each game that has been released has the same goal, the player controls the race car in a variety of races, the aim of the game is to be the winner of the race.

Some of the games have different features. In one the car shows visualised damage then in no damage can be made to the car.

The Run has a famous twist on it with Director Michael Bay, who has directed the film Transformers, has directed the new promo video for Need for Speed The Run which features the games explosions and car chases.

Also Christina Hendricks from ‘Mad Men’ plays the character of Sam Harper who is a racing manager and Sean Faris from ‘The King of Fighters’ plays the lead man Jack Rourke.

The game is available for Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and Wii.

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By Amanda Bainbridge