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Need for Speed The Run Demo Hits PSN Tomorrow


Coulter Mulligan's Avatar Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 // Community Manager, EA

As PlayStation fans should already know, Need for Speed The Run is an illicit high-stakes cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. You’ll be playing as Jack, who is a marked man and his only way out is to battle other 200 racers for a sweet $25 million dollar prize.

Starting October 18th, PS3 owners can get their hands on The Run demo on the PlayStation Store! Featuring the monster Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni and the brand-new Porsche Carrera S, the demo will let you open them up in two locations set in the US. (As a side note, don’t forget that if you live in the US, Canada or the UK, you can win the new Carrera S in real life just by logging into your EA account!)

Need for Speed: The Run (Run for the Hills)

Desert Hills will have you jockeying for position through the sweeping Nevada highways, while Independence Pass presents an entirely different challenge. An avalanche bears down on your Lambo (or Porsche) as you dice it up against an Audi R8, avoiding falling boulders and the onslaught of snow that’s right on your rear bumper. At that point it’s not so much about winning as it is surviving!

All of your times are tracked using Need For Speed’s Autolog feature, allowing you to challenge your PSN friends and beat their times.

Lastly, just by pre-ordering the game on PS3, you automatically get seven exclusive supercars to use! These aren’t just throwaway cars either. PlayStation players will get the following beasts in their garage:

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Hennessey Venom GT
  • GUMPERT apollo s
  • Lamborghini Countach QV5000
  • Koenigsegg Agera R
  • Lexus LFA
  • Porsche Carrera GT

Not a bad list, eh? Download the demo on PS3 October 18th, and get the full game on November 15th!

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+ tifosiotaku on October 18th, 2011 at 8:30 am said:

Coulter, I have a question. Those seven PS3-exclusive cars, are they going to be available eventually for the other consoles?


+ xxquatroxx1979 on October 18th, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

The demo shall be availible on oktober 19th with the PSN store update.


+ obiadekanobi1980 on October 18th, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

ok guys what time does your store update as i have a US account as well just for demos like this plus u guys get stuff 3 days early so what time UTC would it be thanks yanks lol


+ ArchAngelX25 on October 18th, 2011 at 11:20 am said:

Will the demo feature a custom soundtrack option?


+ fsuboston on October 18th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

i know where the demo is…..xbox live


+ ffrr on October 18th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

PSN store in the EU updates on Thursdays (which is in 2 days time on the 20th), has a demo ever come out before the weekly update? Regardless of that, telling everyone the demo is out on the 18th, for the last month (and even getting sent an email from EA bragging about it), only for it not to show up is probably making/made many thousands of people a little annoyed! First rule of custome care… don’t give a date or time unless you can guarantee it! …but then this is PSN, it’s not like anything like this has ever happened before lol.


+ SkReWhEaDx787x on October 18th, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

its 3:37 right now whats up with the demo its still not on playstation store?????


+ kingridz on October 18th, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:



+ kingridz on October 18th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:



+ qube12 on October 18th, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

Hope it is out tomorow…19th


+ coolram62 on October 18th, 2011 at 3:43 pm said:

The PS store usually updates between 15:00 and 19:00 EST (+5 hours UTC). As already mentioned there are a lot of updates/download material today so it may be slow. Knowing this doesn’t make it any less impatient to try download and try it.


+ SideburnSlayer on October 18th, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

6:11 PM and still no demo… what a joke


+ OmarOrnelas95 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

4:19 and still no demo? WTF? PSN ive been waiting since 1:00


+ Tank_610 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

Everyones waiting for psn to update, its ridiculous how late it is (7:30pm est) and it still hasnt been updated


+ Unseen_Soul on October 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

8:06 and still waiting for that update. It usually comes at 6..


+ ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY on October 18th, 2011 at 6:43 pm said:

guess what its 9:43 and still no update and thats eastern time starting to think about actually playing a game done with this waiting thing :/


+ ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY on October 18th, 2011 at 6:44 pm said:

its hard to play a game that you have been playing for like ever when you can play whats new right now :P


+ ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY on October 18th, 2011 at 6:46 pm said:

hurry sony hurry i REALLY REALLY want to try out this game :P gues i got no patience but that would be fixed at mind blowing speeds while dodging a avalanche :D


+ Fire_Crazed on October 18th, 2011 at 9:06 pm said:

Store just updated for central time zone


+ gsr1379 on October 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm said:

Just got the demo.. Very nice job guys… I will be preordering tomorrow!


+ kingofhell978 on October 19th, 2011 at 1:06 am said:

Why there’s still no demo its October 19th.Can somebody tell what is going on im with an UK account.


+ qube12 on October 19th, 2011 at 3:02 am said:

I could not find it on EU PSn.But it was on US PSn.And that game is crazy …§§§


+ the_white_wolf80 on October 19th, 2011 at 10:52 am said:

looks brilliant, It seems the NFS franchise has redeemed itself. I might actually pre-order it


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 19th, 2011 at 1:17 pm said:

fun demo , really enjoyed dodging the avalanches in independence pass! :)


+ galston476 on October 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm said:

how do i shift gears :( nothing is telling me how and the demo is really turning out to be a big disappointment.


+ Rooskie007 on October 20th, 2011 at 10:45 am said:

Huge improvement fom the E3 demo, could be because of the locale (ie not in a city)…. The camera being so close to the car(3rd person view) was a little annoying for me at the start, but it became a noticeable the more i played. I’m still not totally happy with the way the cars controlled, especially at speed (way too sluggish when steering left/right at high speeds) Looks like this was an earlier build as well, as the audio seem to cut out when finishing areas. The demo did help in showing it could be as fun as last years Hot Pursuit…. it didnt totally convince me to buy. Hopefully some more reviews and play time will iron that out.

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