Isn’t it refreshing to head into a new year without having the cloud of Gran Turismo 5 and its “will it/won’t it” argument hanging over our heads. We say yes and it’s a resounding Y-E-S.
Not only is this good for our sanity, but it’s also a good thing for all other auto video games that have taken a backseat to the circus that is GT5. One game that’s getting ready to pounce in 2011 is the new Need For Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed. As the latest incarnation of the only racing franchise that can stand up to Gran Turismo in the mythical title of “most successful racing video game,” NFS SHIFT 2 Unleashed will come petrol full of some noteworthy features, including over 40 unique career events, as well as a bonus pack for those who pre-order the game ahead of its debut later this year.
If you end up being one of those people that’s already itching for the game, you can order it ahead of time and receive access to some pretty special rides, including the Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15), the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
EA Games has likewise announced that the game is scheduled to premiere in Europe on March 24, 2011, followed by the US premiere on March 29, 2011. In the meantime, you can check out the new trailer for the game. Chances are, you’re going to have that itch to play it after watching it.