Shift 2 Unleashed Receives Release Date

Slightly Mad's Shift 2 Unleashed, the sequel to 2009 racer Need for Speed Shift, will be released in North America on March 29, publishe

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Slightly Mad's Shift 2 Unleashed, the sequel to 2009 racer Need for Speed Shift, will be released in North America on March 29, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. European releases will come a little sooner, landing on March 24 and 25.

That gives you a touch over two months to pre-order and score three bonus cars for your trouble, if you're one to pre-order games without first playing them. If you need a little persuasion, you can read our preview from November.

Shift 2 Unleashed will hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As we are certain that you've been well-behaved today, here is the new trailer celebrating the announcement:

From The Chatty
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    January 13, 2011 9:16 AM

    I'm not too interested anymore after hearing Jeff Gerstmann's experience with the Steam release of NFS Hot Pursuit, and its mandatory EA.com login requirement (not sure if that was required for stats and multiplayer, or required to run the game at all). It was also apparently a direct port from the console version in terms of the menu UI, and DLC is console-only. Have a listen at minute 54 of this week's Bombcast.

    If Shift 2 is this bad, I'll stick to real-life motorsports and my GT5 arcade machine.

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      January 13, 2011 9:47 AM

      If the racing is half as fun as the first one, I will gladly accept any other short comings.

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        January 13, 2011 10:09 AM

        I would not worry about it at all a lot has change from the last preview copy that media has been exposed to in terms of handling and gameplay.

        It will be better than Shift 1, and better than GT5 start saving you pennies March is MASSIVE.

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          January 13, 2011 11:37 AM

          Awesome. I'm excited to see what they have done.

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