The Need for Speed
series is getting a bit of a makeover, in the form of the upcoming Need for Speed: Shift
that will drift (pardon the pun) more towards simulating the driver's experience. Previous games in the series focused on street racing Fast and the Furious style, and now the series is going the way of Gran Turismo
. EA has unveiled the newest installment's cover car, the one-of-a-kind BMW M3 GT2. But that's not the only stunning vehicle Shift
will have when it releases later this year, as there will be dozens of pixel-perfect recreations of legendary cars from the past 35 years. If you're one of the lucky ones to be at E3 next week EA will have the game available at the event so gamers can get their first look at the game, its vehicles, and its 18 tracks. Shift
will be out this September for the PS3, PSP, PC, and Xbox 360.
BMW M3 GT2 RACES ONTO THE front COVER OF
need for speed SHIFT from ea
BMW M3 GT2
BMW M3 GT2
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 29, 2009 – Start your engines! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Need for Speed™ SHIFT will feature 18 authentic race tracks and over 65 pixel-perfect cars including the one-of-a-kind BMW M3 GT2 that will grace the cover. The spectacular SHIFT cover car is one of the fastest, most powerful cars ever to be featured in a Need for Speed game. Designed to deliver a true drivers experience, SHIFT boasts legendary cars from the past 35 years, each one modelled to deliver an incredible sense of speed and realism.
At Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, gamers will also get a first look at a wide spectrum of the seminal performance machines in the game, including classic cars like the 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R, renowned tuners like 1995 Mazda RX-7, and ultra-exclusive exotic cars like the 2007 Lamborghini Reventón. The best way to show off these hot rides is to take them for a spin on the track. Need for Speed SHIFT features over 50 unique layouts across 18 tracks including real-world locations and fictional circuits. Players can race on world-renowned tracks like the grueling 20 km Nordschleife or meticulously-designed fictional circuits found in Glendale with its steep grades, hairpin corners and blind crests.
“Need for Speed SHIFT is about the intense power and emotion of being behind the wheel and this carefully selected list of cars and tracks was chosen to give players the ultimate driving moment,” said Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice President at EA Games Europe. “SHIFT is the evolution of racing genre. We’re delivering the first truly immersive driving game by combining perfectly modelled cars and tracks with the dramatic realism of the true driver’s experience.”