If you've been feeling deprived of your need for speed lately, then the news that the Need For Speed: The Run
demo is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace should cheer you up considerably.
The demo places you in the baking desert terrain of the Nevada desert as you scream along in the mighty Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni (or LGLP5502VB as short hand). Here's the full blurb on the demo pulled from xbox.com:
Race for your life in the NEED FOR SPEED™ THE RUN demo. In the Desert Hills of Nevada you find yourself at the heart of the pack. Battle the unforgiving desert heat and technically demanding terrain as you use all your skills to fight your way to the front in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni. Once past the desert, you face treacherous Independence Pass. The clock is ticking, a mountain is crumbling in front of you and a rival is one step ahead.
Interestingly if you 'refer a friend' you obtain the chance to race the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Gotta be worth pestering a friend for a chance behind the wheel of that, eh?
Follow this download link
and queue it up (1.20GB) to get test your driving skills in the desert heat. Need For Speed: The Run
s scheduled for release on November 15th (NA) and November 18th (EU).