We don't have any details to report aside from what just appeared on the EA Mobile Facebook page, but these screenshots do look great, and it's hard to argue with such an extensive list of licensed cars. The console version of the game is due in September and unlike their previous Need For Speed title, Shift is more of a sim racer rather than an arcade racer.

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Official Car List:

  • BMW M3 GT2
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • Mazda RX-8
  • Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • Porsche Cayman S
  • Nissan 370Z (Z34)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
  • Dodge Challenger Concept
  • Ford Shelby GT500
  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • Ford GT
  • Porsche 911 GT2
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
  • Pagani Zonda F
  • Aston Martin Racing DBR9
  • Maserati MC12 GT1

That's all we know right now, hopefully Need For Speed Shift doesn't have the same extremely long development cycle as Need For Speed Undercover [App Store] which wasn't released for quite some time after the early previews.

We will post more information on this game as we receive it.

  • SalsaMD

    Hopefully, the images are only showing the auto accelerate option. If it is a sim, there should be option for accelerate and break. Of note, also is the icon which I presume is showing the gear. Can one shift in the game?

    • SalsaMD

      break-->brake

    • capa's jump

      Maybe swipe up is gear up and swipe down is gear down.

      • SalsaMD

        Yeah, I guess the name of the game implies that one can shift : )

  • SalsaMD

    Hopefully, the images are only showing the auto accelerate option. If it is a sim, there should be option for accelerate and break. Of note, also is the icon which I presume is showing the gear. Can one shift in the game?

    • SalsaMD

      break-->brake

    • capa's jump

      Maybe swipe up is gear up and swipe down is gear down.

      • SalsaMD

        Yeah, I guess the name of the game implies that one can shift : )

  • beetle

    gfx do look awesome and there seems to be an in car view!!

  • beetle

    gfx do look awesome and there seems to be an in car view!!

  • Victor

    Damn those graphics look slick. I hope they add a control system similar to Gangstar. I'd love a horizontal slider for steering and full control of accel and brake. I've yet to see a racing game with a control scheme that I enjoy except for Gangstar, but that could sure use some refinement.

  • ShadowsFall

    Nova looks way too good to be true with NFS:S!!! I can't wait for all these games to come out!! Looks a lot better than PSP's games for the first time!!!

  • Victor

    Damn those graphics look slick. I hope they add a control system similar to Gangstar. I'd love a horizontal slider for steering and full control of accel and brake. I've yet to see a racing game with a control scheme that I enjoy except for Gangstar, but that could sure use some refinement.

  • ShadowsFall

    Nova looks way too good to be true with NFS:S!!! I can\'t wait for all these games to come out!! Looks a lot better than PSP\'s games for the first time!!!

  • wegmans

    You guys really think those are in game screen shots, and not just frames from the intro movie?

    • ShadowsFall

      The pictures are acually made to make it look better, but normally no (this is not from a intro as it has controls and buttons, etc.), I wonder if the iPod Touch/iPhone has shaders...

    • SalsaMD

      screen icons, including camera and course location would suggest in-game.

  • wegmans

    You guys really think those are in game screen shots, and not just frames from the intro movie?

    • ShadowsFall

      The pictures are acually made to make it look better, but normally no (this is not from a intro as it has controls and buttons, etc.), I wonder if the iPod Touch/iPhone has shaders...

    • SalsaMD

      screen icons, including camera and course location would suggest in-game.

  • ktfright

    THERE IZ NO CAMARO!?!?!?!?!?!!!!

    • sticktron

      It isn't 1987 anymore.

      • nick

        Well, there is a 2010 camero...

  • ktfright

    THERE IZ NO CAMARO!?!?!?!?!?!!!!

    • sticktron

      It isn't 1987 anymore.

      • nick

        Well, there is a 2010 camero...

  • loesjoel

    Oh! I didn't even know that NFS Shift was coming to the iPhone. I absolutely loved NFS Undercover, so I'll definitely be nabbing Shift at launch.

    /me is still disappointed that the 3rd generation iPod touch wasn't officially announced today.

    Extra power under the hood of the iPod could certainly benefit the performance of this game, I'm sure. I wonder how the 1G touch will hold up...

    • SalsaMD

      "The new iPod Touch will also have OpenGL|ES version 2.0, presumably using the same graphics hardware of the iPhone 3GS."

  • loesjoel

    Oh! I didn't even know that NFS Shift was coming to the iPhone. I absolutely loved NFS Undercover, so I'll definitely be nabbing Shift at launch.

    /me is still disappointed that the 3rd generation iPod touch wasn't officially announced today.

    Extra power under the hood of the iPod could certainly benefit the performance of this game, I'm sure. I wonder how the 1G touch will hold up...

    • SalsaMD

      "The new iPod Touch will also have OpenGL|ES version 2.0, presumably using the same graphics hardware of the iPhone 3GS."

  • Cory Gillmore

    Damn that looks great. I hope they stray away from the arcade route and go more towards a simulation racer with Shift. They need to lose the terrible story lines and cheesy acting a d just focus on a racing career. I think this one will too. And as someone else already suggested, I hope they let use control both the brakes and acceleration. Real Racing did it well so it can be done.

    • capa's jump

      Oh hell no not like Real Racing, it needs to race like Undercover with gas and break buttons, but Real Racing was a boring game.

  • Cory Gillmore

    Damn that looks great. I hope they stray away from the arcade route and go more towards a simulation racer with Shift. They need to lose the terrible story lines and cheesy acting a d just focus on a racing career. I think this one will too. And as someone else already suggested, I hope they let use control both the brakes and acceleration. Real Racing did it well so it can be done.

    • capa's jump

      Oh hell no not like Real Racing, it needs to race like Undercover with gas and break buttons, but Real Racing was a boring game.

  • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

    Just wanted to say that those screenshots are definitely using OpenGL ES 2.0.
    They feature bloom, blur and glow fragment shaders.

    • Moroboshi

      You can do bloom and blur on a PS2 or PSP. There's no need for any modern shaders for such effects.

      • sticktron

        Here's hoping this isn't "on rails"-ish like NFSU.

      • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

        Okay, well you're right you can do bloom on a PS2/PSP.
        You can't on old iPhones and old iTouches, only on the 3G S and third gen. touch.

  • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

    Just wanted to say that those screenshots are definitely using OpenGL ES 2.0.
    They feature bloom, blur and glow fragment shaders.

    • Moroboshi

      You can do bloom and blur on a PS2 or PSP. There's no need for any modern shaders for such effects.

      • sticktron

        Here's hoping this isn't "on rails"-ish like NFSU.

      • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

        Okay, well you're right you can do bloom on a PS2/PSP.
        You can't on old iPhones and old iTouches, only on the 3G S and third gen. touch.

  • Acidbottle

    looks good this. if theres manual brake and accelerate controls its a instant buy :)

  • Acidbottle

    looks good this. if theres manual brake and accelerate controls its a instant buy :)

  • SalsaMD

    note the windshield damage on the cockpit view.

  • SalsaMD

    note the windshield damage on the cockpit view.

  • crj3803

    What i'm wondering is what makes this more of a sim than arcade (besides the apparent ability to shift gears, car damage, and cockpit mode)? Hopefully it will have really good physics. Also, if these shots are taken using the new hardware, will older models not look as good?

    • SalsaMD

      Well, if they have had time to explore the 3GS, they should be able to have a menu option to scale detail manually, or have the game recognize the device and adjust accordingly. Or, maybe they will release two versions?

  • crj3803

    What i'm wondering is what makes this more of a sim than arcade (besides the apparent ability to shift gears, car damage, and cockpit mode)? Hopefully it will have really good physics. Also, if these shots are taken using the new hardware, will older models not look as good?

    • SalsaMD

      Well, if they have had time to explore the 3GS, they should be able to have a menu option to scale detail manually, or have the game recognize the device and adjust accordingly. Or, maybe they will release two versions?

  • Sufyan

    It looks good but I want a dpad for this game

  • Sufyan

    It looks good but I want a dpad for this game

  • Ender

    Holy crap, is that LIGHT BLOOM on an iPhone game!? Amazing!

    (More info about light bloom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom_(shader_effect))

  • Ender

    Holy crap, is that LIGHT BLOOM on an iPhone game!? Amazing!

    (More info about light bloom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom_(shader_effect))

  • Brian

    So that means that I can't play this on a second gen iTouch?

    • dave

      I'm sure EA wouldn't cut out the market for the earlier ipods

  • Brian

    So that means that I can't play this on a second gen iTouch?

    • dave

      I'm sure EA wouldn't cut out the market for the earlier ipods

  • Tower_Defender

    Looks sick!

  • Tower_Defender

    Looks sick!

  • Paper-Door Productions

    Hmmm I was disappointed in the previous NFSC just because it looked all.. fake. I dont know if physics existed in that game. Just the same old animations. Hopefully this wont let me down... Fingers crossed!! Dreaming of free drive: pretty much being able to do whatever you want to do. And have cops chase you round (fav part in NFS) but im doubting it...

  • Paper-Door Productions

    Hmmm I was disappointed in the previous NFSC just because it looked all.. fake. I dont know if physics existed in that game. Just the same old animations. Hopefully this wont let me down... Fingers crossed!! Dreaming of free drive: pretty much being able to do whatever you want to do. And have cops chase you round (fav part in NFS) but im doubting it...

  • colin

    Regarding the first screenshot (and based on an assumption):

    ...is it usually the case with iPhone driver games that when you turn your device, the image remains fixed to the viewer's orientation?

  • colin

    Regarding the first screenshot (and based on an assumption):

    ...is it usually the case with iPhone driver games that when you turn your device, the image remains fixed to the viewer's orientation?

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Seems great images, but also Asphalt 5 images was great and when i was see the video the other day.... bluf!.

    I will hope to the video...

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Seems great images, but also Asphalt 5 images was great and when i was see the video the other day.... bluf!.

    I will hope to the video...

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    Dodge Challenger = Skippy's Instant Selling Point. :)

  • http://skippythorson.blogspot.com SkippyThorson

    Dodge Challenger = Skippy's Instant Selling Point. :)

  • Toto

    LOL guys this is obviously and 100% sure Photoshoped

    • Huey

      errrr, why in the world would anyone go to so much trouble to Photoshop these? They are up on the EA Mobile Facebook fan page.

  • Toto

    LOL guys this is obviously and 100% sure Photoshoped

    • Huey

      errrr, why in the world would anyone go to so much trouble to Photoshop these? They are up on the EA Mobile Facebook fan page.

  • TareX

    I really hope phones based on NVIDIA's Tegra chip get similarly amazing games... wow...

  • TareX

    I really hope phones based on NVIDIA's Tegra chip get similarly amazing games... wow...

  • http://www.theinventory.org my free flash games

    love this game, and yes might be photoshoped but amazing never the less.
    check out my driving video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoBbZqU0Yc

  • http://www.theinventory.org my free flash games

    love this game, and yes might be photoshoped but amazing never the less.
    check out my driving video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoBbZqU0Yc