Following last month's announcement
of new titles in the popular Need for Speed Series, EA have now released the debut trailer for Need for Speed SHIFT.
You can scope out the debut trailer that boasts "Actual Game Footage" right here
To re-cap, SHIFT is the maintstream title in the new Need for Speed lineup, with a greater focus on the simulation aspect of racing games than the series is generally known for. Today's trailer indicates that the game will likely be more comparable to Microsoft Games' Forza Motorsport series in terms of arcade vs simulation racing - not surprisingly as GTR2/GT Legends developer Slightly Mad Studios are doing the grunt work on this one.
Need for Speed SHIFT brings a true driver’s experience to some of the world’s most iconic racing tracks, including the storied Brand’s Hatch in the UK. The game also features the largest roster of high-performance cars in Need for Speed history including race cars such as the Pagani Zonda, Porsche 911 GT2 and Lotus Elise.
Update: EA have announced an Australian release date of September 24 2009 for the game, due on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.