'Need for Speed: The Run' Trailers & Michael Bay's Explosive TV Commercial

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Need for Speed: The Run is shaping up to be one of the must have racing titles during this already crowded holiday season. Today we have three trailers that show off the game's multiplayer features, and the directing skills of Michael Bay. We also have a trailer that displays some unique footage of NFS: The Run and the more recent single from The Black Keys called "Lonely Boy."

Last week we brought you news that Michael Bay – who is known for his more recent work on the Transformers movies – would be directing a trailer for Need for Speed: The Run. In order to view the trailer, fans had to unlock it on the game's Facebook page. That day has come and now we can feast our eyes on Bay's latest work.

NFS: The Run already has a cinematic feel thanks to the work of the Frostbite 2 engine and the star-studded cast, including the lovely Christina Hendricks. The talent of Michael Bay can only lead to another epic trailer for title.

Check out Michael Bay's Need For Speed: The Run trailer below:


Even the "Race For Your Life" motto at the end was epic. Any trailer that comes after this will have a hard time living up to this video - which is probably why EA planned its release so close to the game's launch.

For those who are wondering how a Hollywood director would go about directing a trailer for a video game, we have a video that shows some the behind-the-scenes work that went into creating this commercial. This TV spot for The Run is truly awesome and it makes you wonder how a trailer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations for Modern Warfare 3 would look if it were given the "Bay" treatment.

Check the making-of video below:


Next up we have the multiplayer trailer that gives us a glimpse into some of the features that gamers will experience when they "race for their lives" with a bunch of their friends online.

Check the multiplayer trailer for NFS: The Run below:


The playlist feature was designed to limit the amount of time players spend in lobbies in between matches. This playlist allows the fun to continue, granted the player has a good group of friends to play with. The Bonus Wheel will definitely make things more competitive, especially if a new car is on the line. Of course Autolog – made popular by Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – will be making a return for players to post their best times and show off scores to their friends.

The last trailer features the latest single from The Black Keys called "Lonely Boy." This song pretty much sums up the fact that Jack – the game's protagonist – is alone for most of his life or death race to New York.

Check the Lonely Boy trailer below:


For those who are can't wait for the release of Need for Speed: The Run, the demo is out now for XBLA and PSN.

Need for Speed: The Run launches on November 15th for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and 3DS.


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