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Need for Speed Shift 2 – First Hands-Ons + New Previews

Need for Speed Shift 2 – First Hands-Ons + New Previews

Several gaming websites have just published first hands-on articles on Slightly Mad Studios’ upcoming Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed title.

Though none of the articles are exactly written from a sim racer perspective, all of them praise the new physics engine as a significant step up from the first Shift. Other mentioned features include the new helmet cam, improved graphics & damage as well as the title’s new Autolog social networking feature.

Though no new content is revealed, the articles mention around 130 cars, a number that has first been confirmed by PC Games Magazine. Bathurst, Suzuka & the Shanghai street circuit are named as new addition in terms of tracks.

Follow the links below to check out the articles:

Eurogamer
IGN
Shacknews
Xbox360Archivements
Gamespot

Furthermore, below are lots of new high-resolution previews showing the FIA GT cars and a first glimpse of Mount Panorama Raceway at night.

Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed will include the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship & GT3 European Championship among lots of other racing content, the second Shift is due to be released in Spring 2011.