Shift 2 Unleashed (not technically bearing the Need for Speed banner, but they’re not fooling us) will be only available on iPhone and iPod touch, and features 40 of ‘the hottest cars’, 20 ‘Quick Race Trials’, and 40 different events to take part in.
It also features the Pagani Huayra, car fiends, which is as fast to drive as it is difficult to spell on a Friday night when you’re the last one in the office.
Strangely, the press release suggests that it will be using EA’s new Origin service for leaderboards, rather than Game Center, with the opportunity to win ‘NFS cash’ in various cups and competitions.
FEED YOUR NEED FOR THE ULTIMATE SPEED! Experience the high-velocity action and eye-popping visuals of the most awesome Need For Speed ever for iPhone & iPod touch!
NOW BEAT YOUR FRIENDS – ON ORIGIN
Burn rubber as you shift your way to the top of the leaderboards – only on Origin. Register to unlock exclusive cups, leaderboards and free NFS cash!
THREE NEW LOCATIONS
Now whip through the trees of The Black Forest, the deserts of Abu Dhabi, and the waterfronts of Rio as you fight to the finish line. Feel every scrape, bump, and burn out with vividly rendered visuals.
You’re in the cockpit with the helmet cam: push it to the limit with realistic racing controls that simulate the visceral velocity of being behind the wheel at 200mph.
Test your skills on more than 20 Quick Race Trials featuring 40 of the hottest cars, including the exclusive Pagani Huayra! Run the Circuit with multiple game modes and over 40 events.
Earn credits and upgrade your car’s acceleration, tires, and suspension. Power up with nitrous boosts, and personalize your car with spoilers, rims, specialized paint jobs, and body kits.
Experience racing evolved and unleash your inner driver with SHIFT 2 Unleashed!
Release name: SHIFT.2.Unleashed.v1.0.1.iPhone.iPod.Touch.iPad-iOSPDA