The automotive video game studio Electronic Arts is hedging a lot on their latest installment of the Need for Speed series, SHIFT. The videogame is focused mainly on “driver experience” and has a really good artificial intelligence component. The creators did not want to settle for simply a nice looking game, but also wanted a game that would make players feel like real race drivers. EA is ramping up their promotions before the game becomes available for sale later on this month on September 15. They have released a full list of playable automobiles and race tracks, but if that isn’t enough to entice you, there is one mre tantalizing preorder promotion special.
Depending on which online video game retailer you buy it from Need for Speed: SHIFT will reward you with either a very powerful BMW E92 M3 GT2 car, the popular race ready Porsche Cayman S or gamers can compete in five exclusive Elite Series races, featuring pre-tuned cars available nowhere else, in this case it is a Nissan GT-R SpecV in full race livery. The only way to get one of these special edition vehicles is to preorder the game, at least you will guarantee that there is a copy waiting for you when the game hits stores September 15th.
From the looks of these images and the track video after the jump the hype may be well worth it. From the realistic game footage to the wide variety of high performance machines from around the world, we just might considering ordering ours from Amazon.