Need for Speed Shift DLC revving up March 18

Add-on to EA's street racer includes seven cars, 50 challenges, Riviera track; arrives next week on Xbox 360, PS3 for $10.

When EA laid out its release schedule for its in-progress fiscal year in February, one franchise in top representation was Need for Speed. Beyond the previously announced PC massively multiplayer online game Need for Speed World, the publisher also teased new installments in the franchise would arrive during its October-December 2010 and January-March 2011 quarters, at least one of which will be developed by Burnout studio Criterion Games.

Despite that heavy emphasis on the future, EA isn't quite done with Need for Speed Shift, which received generally positive reviews last year. Today, the publisher announced the Exotic Racing Series Pack will bring new content to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game on March 18 for $10 (800 Microsoft points).

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The Exotic Racing Series pack sports seven new rides:
1. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2. BMW M1 Procar
3. GUMPERT Apollo
4. Honda NSX
5. McLaren MP4-12C
6. Maserati GranTurismo S
7. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

EA has built 50 new events specially designed to put these vehicles through their paces, including time challenges, endurance races, and sprints. The pack also includes the new Riviera track, a raceway that comes in four different layouts. The add-on pack also offers gamers the chance to earn 125 additional Microsoft Gamerpoints or five PlayStation Trophies.

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13 comments
mikeschmeee
mikeschmeee

I just downloaded this and I don't see the Honda or Acura NSX anywhere. Where is it? I haven't played the game in a while nor do I keep track of all the cars but the only new carss that I notice are McClaren F1 and maybe the Benz McClaren but I think these cars were already available from the beginning. Does one have to completely finish the game then download/install the exotic series in order to unlock the new cars?? Please help.

ESGC82
ESGC82

We also want Ferrari DLC for PS3.

cometkd
cometkd

uummmmmmmm hello???????? do we ps3 ppl get the ferr pack?

doontime
doontime

Street games were much better, if I want a pro racing game I will go with Forza. DLC looks pretty dumb.

shkar
shkar

I was really amazed by NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT.......I don't think the series will get any netter than that in the future installments because SHIFT was just great....

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

i will probably get that pack as i am looking for some new cars

nichf1
nichf1

This IS a bit late, but SHIFT is SOO much better than the CRAP that NFS has been puttin' out with all the cheesy drifters & extreme "arcade-ish" racers....I played NFS when it originally came out on the Panasonic 3DO & for the PC & THOSE were the ones I'd like to see 'em get back to roots with! Just my opinion tho....

DredWulf
DredWulf

Yeah especially since Forza releases more cars every month. Shift is just sitting in the back burner.

bmac1994
bmac1994

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m6x_p0w3r
m6x_p0w3r

it might have been a smarter idea to bring out the DLC in like October rather then NOW ..... i mean i'll play it eventually but now i gotta buy the game back cuz i traded it in for Forza 3 .... c'mon EA just announce a new Need for Speed already...Shift was good but you guys can do better!!

Huzzaahh
Huzzaahh

Isn't it a bit late for this?