The next installment in the Need for Speed franchise, Shift 2 Unleashed, has just received an impressive list of features, as well as a brand new trailer, this time highlighting the career mode of the upcoming racing simulator.After the highly successful Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit arcade racing game from last year, Electronic Arts is getting to tackle the simulator genre once more, with a new installment in the Shift series spinoff, Shift 2 Unleashed.
We already heard that it will be more impressive than established simulators like Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo, and even found out the Limited Edition and its contents.
Now, EA is going all out, and has revealed a full list of features that will be seen in its new racing title.
The list below covers all of the important aspects, including the enhanced cockpit view, the Autolog online system previously seen in Hot Pursuit, or the promise of delivering "true realistic racing."
Next Level of Immersion - Experience visceral first-person racing like never before. The all-new helmet cam recreates realistic driver head movements that deliver an unparalleled sensation of speed: lean and tilt into the apex of corners, feel the impact of every scrape, bump, and crash, experience true in-cockpit vibrations, and more.
Change the Game with Autolog - Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends and changes the gameplay experience by allowing you to share virtually every aspect of your racing career. Compare Driver Profiles and career status, share and comment on pictures and videos, send challenges. Autolog recommendations amp up the social competition of real-world racing by delivering challenges based on friend activity, creating a dynamic, competitive, fun new way to play both online and offline.
True Realistic Racing - Shift 2: Unleashed redefines the racing simulator genre by bringing the atmosphere of race day to life. Featuring the FIA GT1 World Championship and GT3 European Championship plus real-world drivers, tracks, and cars, this is truly tomorrow's sim for today's adrenaline-fueled racer.
Amazing Career Depth and Variety - Earn unlocks and participate in multiple racing disciplines on the way to becoming the FIA GT1 World Champion. Featuring everything from new Endurance races to muscle and retro cars, Shift 2: Unleashed gives you the flexibility to choose the path that fits your individual racing style.
Customize for Show or Customize to Win! -Unleash your creativity to turn some of the world's most elite high-performance vehicles into fire-breathing weapons. Customize the engine, the body, the suspension, and much, much more, then put your ultimate racing machine to the test in any mode. Whether your goal is to race a 1000-horsepower Econobox or a tricked-out GTR, you have nearly limitless options to reign supreme on the track where every second counts.
Photo Real Cars and Tracks - Over 130 licensed cars are available including the Nissan GT-R GT1, McLaren MP4-12C, and GUMPERT Apollo. There is also over 50 real-world locations like Bathurst, Spa de Francochamps and Suzuka as well as fictional circuits like downtown London and Shanghai.
What's more, the development studio behind Shift 2 Unleashed, Slightly Mad, has also presented a brand new trailer, this time showcasing the career mode of the upcoming racer, as well as boasting the fact that the game will be the most realistic racer ever.
Check it out below and get ready for Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed on March 29, when it is released for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.