I loooooove me some Need for Speed. That being said, the fact that Shift 2, a more simulation-based racing game, was the only NFS game being released this year had me a little bummed.  I mean, sure, I still haven’t finished Hot Pursuit, the AWESOME recent entry in the franchise that reinvigorated the series, but NFS, for me, has always been a mix of arcade and simulation, with a definite emphasis on running from the cops.  Then, I saw this on IGN:

While not much has been released about the game yet (apparently the trailer leaked from a retailer website, and EA wasn’t ready to announce the game), it seems as if it’ll be pretty sweet.  Now, NFS hasn’t had too much success with it’s “story-based” entries … so let’s hope for the best when this one comes out later this year.

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