Shift 2 Now Even Faster and More Connected

Electronic Arts Inc.  today announced Shift 2 Unleashed, the next entry in the blockbuster Need for Speed simulation series. Launching in Spring 2011, Shift 2 Unleashed pushes the envelope with the most authentic and intense racing experience in the genre.

“Shift 2 Unleashed is redefining immersive racing by blending the rush of tearing up the track at unbelievable speeds with the emotional experience of competitive battle,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer, Shift 2 Unleashed. “We are also working closely with real-world performance drivers to ensure that Shift 2 Unleashed captures their experience and becomes the benchmark in authentic racing action.”

Shift 2 Unleashed features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action. With an innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow’s sim for today’s adrenaline fueled racer. Shift 2 Unleashed also incorporates the next generation of Need for Speed Autolog – the groundbreaking network that connects friends for epic head-to-head races and compares player stats for the ultimate social racing competition.

Developed by the award-winning Slightly Mad Studios, Shift 2 Unleashed will be available on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC.

For more information on Need for Speed, visit http://www.needforspeed.com

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