*First off, we should point out that the presence of Baysplosions (aka Michael Bay-style explosions) have not yet been confirmed in Bay’s Need for Speed: The Run trailer, but from his previous works, they’re practically a given.
EA announced today that action director Michael Bay has produced a television commercial for Need for Speed: The Run. Beginning today, fans of the Need for Speed Facebook page can work together to unlock that commercial via its ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ features. Bay’s trailer features NFS: The Run game footage intermingled with his own unique style of action and blowing stuff to bits.
“Working with Michael…was such an honor. He’s known for delivering exhilarating, over-the-top, action – exactly what players are looking forward to experiencing in Need for Speed The Run. We knew from the moment we met with Michael that he was the perfect person to bring our game to life for gamers seeking non-stop action,” said Jason DeLong, Executive Producer, Need for Speed The Run. ”I encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page and help get the commercial unlocked for the entire world to see!”
Says EA, “Need for Speed The Run features Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, Never Back Down’s Sean Faris, 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Irina Shayk and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Chrissy Teigen as characters in an intense race-for-your-life story taking players on a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York.”
Developed by Black Box, Need for Speed: The Run is available 17 November in Australia and 18 November in New Zealand on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and 3Ds.
UPDATE: Special thanks to Jiggsy, Australia Pacific’s Need for Speed Community Coordinator, for referencing a video that sums up the Baysplosion situation quite well:
(Image credit: BeyondHollywood.com)
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