Electronic Arts announces
Need for Speed SHIFT
is today racing into North American stores for multiple
platforms, with the European release of the high-octane motorsports sequel planned for this Thursday. Here's the full announcement:
SHIFT is Heralded by Game Critics as One of the Best Need for Speed Games Ever
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today
announced that Need for Speed SHIFT hits retail stores today in North America
and across Europe on September 17. Receiving high marks from the top videogame
media including a nine out of 10 from IGN PlayStation: The Official Magazine and
Official Xbox Magazine. Need for Speed SHIFT delivers a true driver`s experience
with a stunning cockpit view, deep career mode and amazing car roster.
Need for Speed SHIFT redefines the racing genre with the combination of real
world physics with perception based G-forces. The game includes a brutal first
person crash dynamic to create an immersive cockpit view. When combined with the
all-new driver profile, which gives each player a unique persona based on their
driving skill and style, Need for SpeedSHIFT is the most realistic and intensive
authentic racing game ever.
"Without a doubt, Need for Speed SHIFT is the first racing game that accurately
delivers the physical and emotional sensation of being behind the wheel of a
race car," said Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice President of EA Games Europe. "I`m
confident this game not only reinvigorates the entire Need for Speed franchise
but it actually changes the way people will view and appreciate racing games."
Need for Speed SHIFT is available for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment
system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PC, PSP (PlayStationPortable)
system and iPhone. More information can be found at
www.needforspeed.com or follow us on
Twitter at NeedforSpeed.