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Need for Speed The Run Demo Hits PSN Tomorrow

Coulter Mulligan's Avatar Posted by 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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EJayDub said:

October 17th, 1:11 pm

Can’t wait to try it out, hope it’s fun!

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    Coulter Mulligan said:

    October 17th, 1:33 pm

    Both levels in the demo are awesome, but Independence Pass is crazy-intense with the avalanche on your tail!

tiuur said:

October 17th, 1:13 pm

This game looks great with Frosbit 2! The best looking game on NFS franchise.

shaniyousaf said:

October 17th, 1:20 pm

Awesome…. cant wait………….

Axecution said:

October 17th, 1:28 pm

Is this by Criterion again!? :D

jecs90 said:

October 17th, 1:31 pm

i love lambo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i already did the preorder!! gumpert sounds bad, but in fact its a good car!!! (i just checked about it)

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

October 17th, 1:35 pm

Looking good :) i cant wait to get my hands on this :P i also cant wait for Battlefield 3 anymore its driving me NUTS lmfao… :P thank you EA, DICE, and of course the new and improved FrostBite2.!!

MaGiK_CoSmY said:

October 17th, 1:36 pm

Awesome … can’t waitt !!!! Can i ask if is 720p or support 1080p on console ?

soldiercell said:

October 17th, 1:39 pm

Cool story bro! Im sure your online component will LAG as all Hell cause the psn Network is garbage!

ChaseHammerJ said:

October 17th, 1:40 pm


this is like Bullrun only minus Bill Goldberg. :)

soldiercell said:

October 17th, 1:42 pm

Your website must be running of the psn network servers cause I am unable to watch this video loading every 5 minutes at a 13 mB Connection! PSN FAIL!

DoTheKiller91 said:

October 17th, 2:14 pm

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport only for PS3? WIN! Koenigsegg Agera R only for PS3? EPIC! Hope the game looks stunning with the Frostbite 2 engine.

DoTheKiller91 said:

October 17th, 2:17 pm

Oh and please put more DLC’s for The Run? *Cough*Ferrari*cough* ; )

madecrazy said:

October 17th, 2:20 pm

YESSSSSS!!!!! i hope this game has some sweet urban driving through buildings moments with frostbite 2

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    Coulter Mulligan said:

    October 17th, 2:25 pm

    You’ll have to wait and see, but there are definitely some killer urban environments!

orangeguy17 said:

October 17th, 2:23 pm

Looks the same like a normal need for speed game.But it actual looks more realistic and more and more agressive!Gotta downlaod the demo,its going to be AWESOME!

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    Coulter Mulligan said:

    October 17th, 2:26 pm

    Stay tuned because we have a few more plans for the demo as well…

siriusbee said:

October 17th, 2:33 pm

When will Autolog become cross-platform so that I can see my achievements in comparison to friends on other systems, like Steam?

Rooskie007 said:

October 17th, 2:40 pm

Have their been tweaks/changes, specifically to the way the cars handle, since the Demo you guys had available at this years E3??

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    Coulter Mulligan said:

    October 17th, 2:52 pm

    Yes, the E3 build was quite early in the project and there have been tweaks made.

glued2u said:

October 17th, 2:51 pm

Are you going to have the all cars/tracks unlocks up on the psn, before the game is released? like you’ve done before.

EA will do anything to separate little kids from their parents money.. $59.99 for the game, $10.00 for each person in your household that would like to play online, $30.00 for car/ track unlocks, for the people that don’t have the patience to play the game. EA = BIG FAIL!!!!!

xZethx said:

October 17th, 3:22 pm

Looks ok but idk I’m kinda done with ea games, since they gotten so damn greedy an all. glued2u im with you man 10 bucks on top it really? Not even cod dose that an there greedy as hell to but this just puts ea on a whole new level of greediness.

GooDer_gAMe said:

October 17th, 3:33 pm

The Runs is still a joke of a game name. EA’s games arent worth the discs they’re printed on. They wouldnt even be worth it if they still published games on cds…

xZethx said:

October 17th, 3:42 pm

I can think of more uses in a piece of paper then in any ea game.

CrAzYDaVe0209 said:

October 17th, 4:31 pm

Perfect demo to download tomorrow when I get my PS3 back from repair.

saab01 said:

October 17th, 4:54 pm

I hope this game turns out to be good. From what people are saying so far it will only be a so so game. I will try out the demo and than wait for reviews to see if this will be a purchase or a rent.

montyburns74 said:

October 17th, 6:28 pm

The trailer looks good, i hope the game does too. It certainly looks worth a download from me. This could be the first NFS title I’ve purchased in a long time, unless of course it has an “online pass”, then i don’t care how good it is.

hush404 said:

October 17th, 6:39 pm

The game looks lovely… but… I may not be getting it right away. I’m still busy with Hot Pursuit… and I haven’t even touched Shift2… so… :S

Fue- said:

October 17th, 6:52 pm

Probably the best NFS trailer I’ve seen. Might download this tomorrow when I have a chance.

Hitokiri_03 said:

October 17th, 7:35 pm

So, was because that SHI., That SCEA delayed the GT5 DLCs…..

Exalted_Knight said:

October 17th, 7:48 pm

Im so glad I am over 21 and have a drivers License.. I hope to win a porsche! :) :P Hope to see a great year for Need For Speed! cant wait to try the demo out!!!!! :) Go FrostBite Engine 2.0 and go NFS! Forever may you reign as the Street Racing King of Games.

LordRazen38 said:

October 17th, 7:54 pm

Keep up the good work guys, looks AWESOME

Stoffinator said:

October 17th, 8:35 pm

Looking forward to the demo.


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JClink81 said:

October 17th, 10:36 pm

I hope the PS Store updates early. I hate waiting until night every tuesday.

craizieboi888 said:

October 17th, 11:03 pm

seems like a good download tomorrow

Slip_Stream93 said:

October 17th, 11:13 pm

Will there be car customization?!?!

gsr1379 said:

October 17th, 11:36 pm

I guess this is pst? Its not on psn yet

ALhammadi51 said:

October 18th, 2:24 am

nice , I can’t wait to get it

jerk_man said:

October 18th, 4:00 am

That song was the first song middle class rut played the first time i saw them live. THey are an awesome two man band, and play so freaking good live.

Cubanitokill7 said:

October 18th, 4:35 am

18 Octubre 7:37 AM NO DEMO ON PSN What time out Demo ?

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

October 18th, 4:51 am

dude relax i always do the same thing and it usually dont update till later on in the day or tonight so you might as well relax and be patient becuase it wont be on before lunch :)

madecrazy said:

October 18th, 4:51 am

@37 the psn store updates usually around 5:00-6:00 pm thats when you should check :)

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

October 18th, 4:57 am

true true, sometimes it will update a bit sooner but i would just stick with madecrazy because normaly i dont get new stuff till around that time every single tuesday.

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

October 18th, 5:07 am

also EVERYONE OUT THERE READING THIS RIGHT NOW WHO IS WAITING FOR PSN STORE UPDATE, today is a HUGE update there are lots of demos and lots of new games and much more being added today its gunna be a massive one so remember give them time to get it ready and please dont complain if your trying to get into the store and its really slow because that only means its being updated.

Also i dont get why people say the psn sucks cuz i have been playing on psn for a couple years now and the only time that the psn sucks is when my router is being a [DELETED] lol its never psn, becuase usually i can play, GTA, BFBC2, COD, and much more online and i get no problems, sounds like the people saying psn sucks or say its laggy are the poor ones who dont have high speed internet, because i have high speed and my psn is fast, reliable and doesnt lag.

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

October 18th, 5:10 am

will there be any online options for this demo? or will it be just single player?

felipestyle77 said:

October 18th, 5:39 am

Very good! Thank you.

arkard1000 said:

October 18th, 5:49 am

ok where is the demon, don’t see anything in the store, you should say the publication or download time as information…

jazzyrider said:

October 18th, 6:12 am

Haven’t played NFS in years so I’m looking forward to this. Hope its worth the wait!

DMX_Abtean said:

October 18th, 6:20 am

Where do we have to pre-order from to get those exclusive cars?

dlhdav7 said:

October 18th, 7:40 am

this game looks great !!!!!!!

gm914 said:

October 18th, 7:40 am

I’ll play the demo, as I enjoy the arcade style nfs games ( i still don’t forgive them for not patching the woeful handling on Shift 2 Unleashed), but I will only buy this new for $25- $30 on ebay or amazon in a few months time.

I hate this greedy add-on milking everything trend that has become the norm. I won’t support it.
I don’t ever buy games anywhere close to their release date anymore. I don’t get excited by the hype anymore, so I don’t mind waiting a few months, & pick it up at $25-$30. Screw the DLC & preorder crap.
Occupy EA

arkard1000 said:

October 18th, 7:46 am

The Need for Speed The Run demo

PlayStation 3 Instructions:
– On your PlayStation 3 console, choose Demos from the storefront.
– Locate the Need for Speed The Run demo and download it.

The Need for Speed The Run demo will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from October 18th to November 1st.


felito3092 said:

October 18th, 8:10 am

where is the demo? because im looking for it right now(11:10AM) and i cant find it
What time is the psn store going to be updated?

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