Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed confirmed for 2011

EA has confirmed that the next instalment in its bestselling Need for Speed series will be roaring its way on to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in spring 2011.

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is being developed by the award-winning Slightly Mad Studios and is the sequel to last year's Need for Speed: Shift, which sold more than five million copies.

The new game aims to immerse players in pulse-pounding 200mph races with overhauled graphics and a first-person helmet camera view, which conveys the "emotional experience" of a racing battle.

It also includes an updated version of Need for Speed Autolog, the series' innovative in-game social network.

Marcus Nilsson, executive producer for Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed, said: "We are working closely with real-world performance drivers to ensure that Shift 2 Unleashed captures their experience and becomes the benchmark in authentic racing action."

A trailer for the new title can be viewed as bonus content in the latest instalment in the series, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, which launches in the UK this week.

Published: 16/11/2010

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