First Need for Speed SHIFT DLC on the Way!
Coming December 3rd in EU territories (and December 10th in NA) will be the first DLC pack to hit the newest Need for Speed title. The game is really good if you haven’t picked it up (though I did have a couple problems with it, if you’ve read my review, but overall, it was a positive experience).
The pack features a new online mode and 5 new cars to race with. As far as the new mode goes, it’s called Team Racing. According to a recently released press release:
In this mode, two teams of up to six racers will battle against each other for online supremacy. Individual driving strategy and playing it safe wonâ€™t work as team tactics and 200 mph split-second decisions are required to push your team to the podium.
As far the five new vehicles, here’s the list:
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
- 1967 Shelby GT-500
- 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
- 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
- 1998 Toyota Supra Mark IV
Most of you already know I’m a big fan of muscle cars, so seeing 4 in the first pack is definitely a plus (though, technically, the Corvette is more along the lines of a classic sports car as opposed to a muscle car). One muscle car icon is still missing, though, and that’s a first generation Camaro. In any case, the best part about this DLC is that it’s free!
Read below for the press release from November 20th.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ November 20, 2009 â€“Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced an all-new Team Racing pack for the critically-acclaimed Need for Speed SHIFT. The content pack takes online racing to the next level with an action-packed new race mode and five renowned racing cars – all for free (Need for Speed SHIFT and Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network account required). The Team Racing pack is the first downloadable content for Need for Speed SHIFT and will be available worldwide on December 1st on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. The pack will be released for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on December 3rd in Europe and on December 10th in North America.
The Team Racing mode brings a fresh new challenge to SHIFT by completely redefining online racing. In this mode, two teams of up to six racers will battle against each other for online supremacy. Individual driving strategy and playing it safe won’t work as team tactics and 200 mph split-second decisions are required to push your team to the podium.
As part of the new content, players will also get access to these legendary racers:
* 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
* 1967 Shelby GT-500
* 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
* 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
* 1998 Toyota Supra Mark IV
The Team Racing content pack is custom-made for Need for Speed SHIFT, a spectacular racing game originally released in September 2009. The game introduces a brutal first-person crash dynamic and a signature cockpit view that delivers a true driver’s experience. The game further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile — a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player. With a perfect ’10’ score from GameSpy.com and G4TV.com, and 90+ scores from IGN.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team Xbox.com, Game Daily.com, Gametrailers.com and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years.
Need for Speed SHIFT is now available on the PlayStation3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, mobile and coming soon on the iPhone. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.
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