EXPERIENCE HOT CAR CULTURE FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE FROM TOKYO TO LOS ANGELES WITH THE‘SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED SPEEDHUNTERS’

Beginning on May 17, racing fans from around the world will dial up the intensity of the driver’s battle with the all-new SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™“Speedhunters” content pack. The digital expansion offers players a whole new career path with new game modes, cars and tracks inspired by the expansive network of automotive photographers, journalists and drivers at Speedhunters.com. With 1.7 million visits and nearly 6 million page views per month, Speedhunters, which is owned by EA, is recognized by automotive enthusiasts as one of the world’s leading car culture sites.

The SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED Speedhunters content pack contains two new branches including Drag and Standing mile. Each branch features nine new events, where players will only be able to use the manual gear change so that they can really feel what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat. This means the traction control features will be forced off and the HUD will display a new rev counter and gear indicator. The difference between the two modes is simple– Drag judges the fastest time over a quarter mile stretch, and Standing Mile judges the fastest speed achieved over a mile stretch. Both branches allows for new high-power customization options where players can create 1000 horsepower engines capable of reaching speeds of over 250 mph.

To top it off, the Speedhunters content pack features two new cars– Chris Rado’s World Racing Pro-FWD Reaper Scion tC and Koz’s Dodge Viper GTS by Twins Turbo as well as 12 specially tuned Speedhunters vehicles available to compete in all disciplines.

Full list of cars and tracks in the Speedhunters pack:

Cars:
1.     Dodge Challenger R/T Speedhunters
2.     Lexus LFA Speedhunters
3.     Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) Speedhunters
4.     McLaren MP4-12C Speedhunters
5.     Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution 2 Speedhunters
6.     Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Speedhunters
7.     Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition Speedhunters
8.     Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (S30) Speedhunters
9.     Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (C10) Speedhunters

10.  Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters

11.  Pagani Huayra Speedhunters
12.  Toyota Supra Speedhunters
13.  Dodge Viper GTS by Twins Turbo (Rival/reward car)
14.  World Racing Pro-FWD Reaper Scion tC (Rival/reward car)
 
Tracks:
1.     Miyatomi Drag Strip
2.     Miyatomi Mile
3.     Aguera Drag Strip
4.     Agueda Aerodrome
5.     Nevada Drag Strip
6.     Nevada Freight Yard
 

Players can purchase the S HIFT 2 UNLEASHED Speedhunters content pack for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace or£7.99 on the PlayStation®Network.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED is available now on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

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