EA Games announces Need For Speed-Shift 2 Unleashed
Just a day before the much awaited Need For Speed Hot Pursuit E3, EA Games announced yet another Need For Speed title named Need For Speed-Shift 2 Unleashed. In contrast to the arcade racing of Hot Pursuit, “Shift 2 Unleashed” is aimed at the simulation end of the spectrum — a followup to the successful Need for Speed: Shift — though why they’ve dropped “Need for Speed” from the title this time around is unclear. From the official press release:
Capturing the physicality and brutality of racing at 200mph has been the leading area of innovation by the award-winning development team at Slightly Mad Studios. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED builds on the true drivers experience by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself. In SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED, players’ hands sweat and ache as they clutch onto the controller, their pulse races from the break-neck speeds experienced through the first-person cockpit view.
If this vague cinematic teaser trailer doesn’t satisfy, there’s a few low-res screenshots and a more detailed feature list on our Shift 2 Unleashed game page.
Shift 2 Unleashed is due in “Autumn 2011” (U.S. Spring) for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit retails tomorrow November 18 2010 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.