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Post by Dan @ 12:15pm 24/03/09 | 19 Comments
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 on AusGamers.

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.












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MatchFixer
Posted 12:23pm 24/3/09
As much as i've developed a hating for latest in the NFS series I must say damn that looks surprisingly awesome.
Spook
Posted 12:29pm 24/3/09
im playing nfs undercover atm, i wasnt expecting much from it, but its certainly been fun to play so far, and they've put a lot of effort into it;

cars look great and theres soooooooo many races to do:
TiT
Posted 12:30pm 24/3/09
Yes its good to see... I loved the First Need For Speed SE. It was great! Had awesome cars with a small video clip giving you all the specs to the car.
FaceMan
Posted 12:38pm 24/3/09
Yeah we used to Lan that game lots.
Great tracks with a few short cuts sometimes.
boba
Posted 12:42pm 24/3/09
just looks like a pgr ripoff
Robbo
Posted 12:57pm 24/3/09
This just looks like a s***** version of GRID to me.
Ospi
Posted 01:43pm 24/3/09
It's developed by SimBin, in other words it will eat Grid for breakfast then s*** it out on the pavement.
d^
Posted 02:19pm 24/3/09
Sounds like you could minus the F out of SHIFT to get an idea of what the last few people think of it.
Strik3r
Posted 02:46pm 24/3/09
such wit
whoop
Posted 06:52pm 24/3/09
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

I don't know if it's just me being noob at racing but I tried playing forza 2 again the other night and it seems the AI in it is about as well thought out as a f*****g nail through the middle of your forehead. I'd be driving along all happy and cheerful then suddenly out of nowhere some f*****g car has just run me off the road or hit me and spun me out.

It seems they've programmed the cars to run on rails and be in a certain place at a certain point on the road and not bothered to make them check to see if you're there. What really gets my axe murdering rage level up is that it then gives ME a f*****g penalty because THEY hit MY car and I was in front of them.


im playing nfs undercover atm, i wasnt expecting much from it, but its certainly been fun to play so far, and they've put a lot of effort into it;

cars look great and theres soooooooo many races to do:

Yeah I got this the other day & got bored doing the missions so decided to get ou on one of the big roads & see how far it went, seems to be a really open world because I drove for a good long while & ended up in what I imagine would be another state on the map, in fact I think I drove through 2 or 3 different states.

Have you managed to do any of the cost to state ones? I get oh so close but no cookie on so many occasions :(
Mantorok
Posted 07:06pm 24/3/09
What really gets my axe murdering rage level up is that it then gives ME a f*****g penalty because THEY hit MY car and I was in front of them.
It's the rules they use for online leaderboards. Any car involved in a collision cops a penalty. That means nothing against the AI of course, but if you play online multiplayer it makes sense.
Ospi
Posted 07:43pm 24/3/09
AI in modern day racing games/sims is pathetic. GP4, released back in 2002 for me still has the best AI, they just do things logically and they seem aware of your presence, so much so they would block you from making passes. On top of that they also made mistakes like locking a wheel, running wide or even crashing.

But anyway I guess the excuse is that multi is the only important aspect these days, but most of the people you race are just as thick as the AI in games like GT4 anyway.
Spook
Posted 07:56pm 24/3/09
Have you managed to do any of the cost to state ones? I get oh so close but no cookie on so many occasions :(


sure have!

use all the little traps around the joint to take out multiple cars at once:
Chucky
Posted 10:55pm 24/3/09
GRID: been there done that
HERMITech
Posted 11:15pm 24/3/09
I splooged in my pantszs!

Looking forward to giving the ol G25 another workout :)
whoop
Posted 12:59am 25/3/09
sure have!

use all the little traps around the joint to take out multiple cars at once:


So you went about taking out the cop cars to rack up the $$$? At first that's what I thought you had to do but tonight I managed to kain through a bunch of those orange signs bringing stuff down without affecting the cop cars. Turns out you don't even need to take out any cop cars for the cost to state one.

I did the stadium one earlier tonight where you have to take out 3 cop cars, I just lead them all up the ramp into the stadium & took out the big sign, got all 3 in one hit muhahaha.

This is probably the most fun I've had in a need for speed game since lan games of porsche unleashed (I think). Need some multiplayer NFS:UC action methinks.

last edited by whoop at 00:59:01 25/Mar/09
FaceMan
Posted 02:32am 25/3/09
i want a MMORPG that features cars zombies and a machine gun.
Infidel
Posted 02:37am 25/3/09
hmm the sensation of speed seems to be a lot better than forza motorsport 2 or maybe even grid but that could be just the video editing ...
euphoria
Posted 12:53pm 25/3/09
Yawn. Buy GRID ppl. Massive fun single player and online.

Still, I'll play the nfs shift demo if/when they release one.
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