Do you have what it takes to beat your friends in a high-speed race from the Golden Gate to the Empire State? Black Box  and Electronic Arts Inc.  have announced that gamers will get a chance to test their mettle in an action-packed demo for Need for Speed The Run  beginning October 18th. Using the Need for Speed franchise’s signature Autolog feature available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo 3DS versions, gamers will compete to see who will come out on top and who will be left in the dust as they race through the Desert Hills of California and Independence Pass of Colorado.
In the Need for Speed The Run demo, players will have access to two high-powered supercars including the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni. The second car, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, will be unlocked when gamers refer a friend to download the demo, giving them one of first opportunities to get behind the wheel of this 400HP luxury ride. The Need for Speed The Run demo will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace worldwide and the PlayStation®Network in North America from October 18th to November 1st, and available on the PlayStation Network in Europe from October 19th to November 1st. 
Need for Speed The Run takes gamers on a heart-pounding, high-stakes race that will have them surrounded by a constant feeling of danger. The heat is on and lethal action unfolds as gamers take on the role of Jack Rourke and battle 200 of the world’s most notorious racers for a $25M cash prize. Weaving through dense urban traffic, rocketing down icy mountain passes and navigating narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, gamers will be challenged in this illicit race for their life. Powered by Frostbite™ 2, Black Box makes its return and takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road at insanely fast speeds. In Need for Speed The Run, the cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have players at the edge of their seat, delivering this holiday’s hottest action racing game.
Need for Speed The Run will be available on November 15th in North America and November 17th in Europe for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, PC, Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™.