• Jun 5, 2009

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The holidays come for auto freaks several times a year, and we call those times auto shows. But with the motor show calendar on break for the summer, we got an unexpected injection of octane from this year's E3 video game expo. As if it weren't enough to catch a glimpse at such promising upcoming releases as Forza Motorosport 3, Gran Turismo 5 and Codemasters' FUEL, we've now got another one to add to our shopping lists: Need for Speed SHIFT.

Although previous installments of the NFS franchise focused on outrunning the po-po and tricking out imports, as our thumb-cramped compatriots over at Joystiq found out just this past March, SHIFT promises to deliver a pure racing simulator. EA has now released the full list of cars (including such highlights as the Lexus LF-A, Pagani Zonda R, Nissan GT-R SpecV, BMW M3 GT2 and Audi R8 LMS) and tracks (including the Nürburgring, Laguna Seca and Willow Springs) that'll be included in the game, along with a pair of videos that we've posted after the jump. Check 'em out, and prepare to lose sleep.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      the motion looks good, but man those graphics are garbage... is that for the PSP?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The KPGC10 Skyline screens sold me.

      Putting my doubts on hold (crosses fingers)...
      • 5 Years Ago
      STUPID and unrealistic! Full of crap 'racing' scene. Professional drivers wont smack the cars. Those racers in the scene, if said they are racers, where is their racing line? A few of overtake scenes are too fake to be true. i dont see the gap allow Bimmer to overtake it.

      EA, your NFS will never beat either GT series
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lookin good. Didnt think it'll have the Nurburgring. There goes another $60 outta my wallet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hey it`s great how can i install this to my pc??? what site i am going to visit to install this game??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dang, that's a lot of crashes for just one lap, those guys really aren't very good drivers. Also, awful lot of sliding/drifting for a simulation - I have a feeling this is going to be a big disappointment like ProStreet. They've got some great sim racing talent behind this game, lets hope they don't blow it by trying to make it into an arcade/sim hybrid like last time.

      For those who don't know, ProStreet was supposed to be a "simulation reboot" of the series (just like this), and it ended up being a mess. It tried to strike a balance between simulation and arcade racing to appeal to everyone, but it ended up appealing to nobody. Arcade racing fans were offended by the slow and careful cornering, sim racing fans were offended by the bizarre physics and clumsy handling. Here's to hoping they get it right this time, I'll take all the sim racers I can get my hands on! :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      not that exciting to me any more. maybe I am getting older. I am sticking with gt5 if it does come out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW! just WOW!
      i'm down!
      dont know what i look forward to more... the new Forza3 or Need for Speed
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have no doubt in my mind that this will be a very cool game. My only quibble is that NFS has and always should be about racing on the streets and out running police. Leave the racing sims to Gran Turismo and Forza...
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      LF-A ?



      Sweet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of all the big racers due in the next 12 months, this is definitely one I'm looking forward to. So glad EA has dropped the whole "rice burner" thing behind. It's about time.

      Also, BLUR and Split Second look SICK!!!

      If your a racing game fanatic, it's going to be fun pretty soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice game, can we see the LF-A on fire ?
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