Barely has Electronic Arts released its new Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed racing game and already the next iteration in the series, Need for Speed: The Run, has been leaked by a retailer, alongside a teaser trailer.
EA is serious about spicing up its Need for Speed racing series, and we've already seen two high-profile releases in the 6 months, with NFS: Hot Pursuit, at the end of last year, and NFS: Shift 2 Unleashed, which appeared last month.
Now, thanks to an early listing at UK retailer ShopTo, the next release in the series has been leaked, in the form of Need for Speed: The Run.
The new racing game seems to be a return to story-based titles for the racing franchise, and might be created by EA's Black Box studio, who previously handled the development of all NFS games a few years ago.
The official description that accompanied the listing said that, "It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads."
EA acted fast and admitted that existence of the game by posting a teaser video on the Need for Speed YouTube channel.
The footage, which you can check out below, shows a man called Jack, who is trapped in an overturned vehicle stuck on a train track, and is called out by a mysterious female voice.
Besides these two characters, we can check out cars like the Audi R8, Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger, which appear not only as street cars but also as police ones, so the pursuit mechanic might be featured by the new title, just like last year's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
The game is scheduled for a November 18 launch, and we can expect more details straight from EA later today.