Shift 2 formalized, first trailer

EA’s announced the follow-up to last year’s sim-focused Need for Speed Shift. Properly, properly announced then; the game’s been so far seen in the company’s earnings reports only.

The follow-up — once more developed by Slightly Mad Studios — is still recognized as “the next entry in the blockbuster Need for Speed simulation series,” though it’s dropping the moniker; the new game is simply named Shift 2 Unleashed.

Expect it to hit shelves next spring with “a massive graphics overhaul” and an updated version of Autolog that’s debuting with Criterion’s Hot Pursuit this week.

Grab the first glimpses in the debut trailer above.