Authentic racing accelerates to the next gear as Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Need for Speed simulation racing series, Shift 2 Unleashed, is now available at retail stores in North America. Shift 2 Unleashed takes the revolutionary true driver’s experience to the next level with an all-new rendering engine and graphics overhaul, innovative helmet camera, night racing, and authentic degradation of tracks and cars. This game-changing sequel is already being heralded by critics worldwide receiving nine out of ten from both PlayStation: The Official Magazine and Official Xbox Magazine. Official Xbox Magazine even said that Shift 2 Unleashed is, “the real deal” while Game Informer says, “Shift 2 Unleashed defines the franchise” as a true simulation racing game.
“Our goal withShift 2 Unleashed is to put the series at the head of the racing simulation genre by injecting some much needed energy into it,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer on Shift 2 Unleashed. “Working with the aid of Team Need for Speed drivers, we incorporated real-world race driving insights to make key improvements and enhancements to the game, while also innovating at the very core of the racing experience. Our introduction of game changing features like helmet cam further blurs the lines between real racing and the in-game experience.”
Exclusively featuring the newly-unveiled Pagani Huayra supercar, players will experience all the violence, energy and excitement of race day in this groundbreaking authentic racing experience.Shift 2 Unleashed also takes the innovative rivalry-generating Autolog technology pioneered by Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and connects friends and foes together in head-to-head races and player statistic match-ups to add new layers of depth and detail to the intricate customization and tuning of the simulation series.