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BMW M3 GT2 Races onto the Front Cover of Need for Speed SHIFT from EA

May 29, 2009

BMW M3 GT2 Races onto the Front Cover of Need for Speed SHIFT from EA

Start your engines! Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that Need for Speed SHIFT will feature 18 authentic race tracks and over 65 pixel-perfect cars including the one-of-a-kind BMW M3 GT2 that will grace the cover. The spectacular SHIFT cover car is one of the fastest, most powerful cars ever to be featured in a Need for Speed game. Designed to deliver a true drivers experience, SHIFT boasts legendary cars from the past 35 years, each one modeled to deliver an incredible sense of speed and realism.

At Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, gamers will also get a first look at a wide spectrum of the seminal performance machines in the game, including classic cars like the 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R, renowned tuners like 1995 Mazda RX-7, and ultra-exclusive exotic cars like the 2007 Lamborghini Reventn. The best way to show off these hot rides is to take them for a spin on the track. Need for Speed SHIFT features over 50 unique layouts across 18 tracks including real-world locations and fictional circuits. Players can race on world-renowned tracks like the grueling 20 km Nordschleife or meticulously-designed fictional circuits found in Glendale with its steep grades, hairpin corners and blind crests.

“Need for Speed SHIFT is about the intense power and emotion of being behind the wheel and this carefully selected list of cars and tracks was chosen to give players the ultimate driving moment,” said Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice President at EA Games Europe. “SHIFT is the evolution of racing genre. We’re delivering the first truly immersive driving game by combining perfectly modeled cars and tracks with the dramatic realism of the true driver’s experience.”

Need for Speed SHIFT car roster:

  • 2006 Aston Martin DBR9

  • 2009 Audi R8 LMS

  • 2008 Audi R8

  • 2008 Audi RS 4

  • 2007 Audi S3

  • 2007 Audi TT 3.2 quattro

  • 2006 Audi S4

  • BMW M3 E36

  • BMW M3 E46

  • BMW M3 E92

  • 2008 BMW 135i Coupé

  • 2009 BMW M3 GT2

  • 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupé

  • 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

  • 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept

  • 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10

  • Falken Tire 2010 Ford Mustang GT

  • 2010 Ford Shelby GT500

  • 2007 Ford Focus ST

  • 2006 Ford GT

  • 2006 Need For Speed Shelby Terlingua

  • 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

  • 2009 Chevrolet Camaro SS

  • 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

  • 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

  • 2006 Honda Civic Si

  • 2000 Honda S2000

  • 2006 Koenigsegg CCX

  • 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

  • 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

  • 2007 Lamborghini Reventn

  • 2006 Lotus Elise 111R

  • 2007 Lotus Exige S

  • 2005 Maserati MC12 GT1

  • 2008 Mazda MX-5

  • 2006 Mazda RX-8

  • 1995 Mazda RX-7

  • 1994 McLaren F1

  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition

  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION

  • 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition

  • 2003 Infiniti G35 (V35)

  • 1997 Nissan 200SX (S14)

  • 2009 Nissan 370Z (Z34)

  • 2006 Nissan 350Z (Z33)

  • 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35)

  • 2008 Nissan GT-R (R35)

  • 2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) spec.R AERO

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)

  • 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

  • 1992 Nissan 240SX (S13)

  • 2006 Pagani Zonda F

  • 2010 Pagani Zonda R

  • 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

  • 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

  • 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT

  • 2007 Porsche Cayman S

  • 2008 Renault Mégane RS

  • 2007 SEAT Leon CUPRA

  • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

  • 2007 Lexus LF-A Concept

  • 2008 SCION tC

  • 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS (A86)

  • 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco

  • 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Need for Speed SHIFT track list:

  1. Alpental

  2. Autopolis International Racing Course

  3. Ambush Canyon

  4. Brands Hatch

  5. Dakota

  6. Ebisu Circuit

  7. Glendale

  8. Hazyview

  9. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

  10. London

  11. Miytomi

  12. Nordschleife

  13. Road America

  14. Rustle Creek

  15. Silverstone

  16. Circuit de Spa Francorchamps

  17. Tokyo

  18. Willow Springs

Need for Speed SHIFT is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios in collaboration with Black Box and Patrick Soderlund. Slightly Mad Studios includes developers and designers that worked on the critically acclaimed games GT Legends and GTR 2. The PSP version is being developed by EA’s Bright Light studio.

Need for Speed SHIFT is scheduled to ship in Europe on September 17 and in North America on September 22 on the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PC and PSP. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com.

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