As if trying to prove that Fast and the Furious isn’t the only racing franchise that can have stupidly-titled sequels, the next entry in the Need for Speed series will be titled Shift 2 Unleashed.

The sequel to the popular Need for Speed Shift that was released last year, the title will build upon the racing sim’s popularity.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action.  With an  innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow’s sim for today’s adrenaline fueled racer. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED also incorporates the next generation of Need for Speed Autolog – the groundbreaking network that connects friends for epic head-to-head races and compares player stats for the ultimate social racing competition.

They’ve got a teaser trailer ready that came with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit- check it out.

While it’s obvious that EA seems like it will keep its schedule of one Need for Speed title hitting a year, at least now they’ll be switching between arcade and sim styles.