Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is set to arrive in UK stores at the end of the week, and early indications are that it's something of a barnstormer.

While not operating on the same scale as Forza or Gran Turismo, the EA race simulator includes official licenses for the FIA GT1 World and GT3 European Championship, including real-world drivers, tracks and cars.

The producers are promising one of the most realistic efforts ever, and has invested a great deal of time in innovations like 'helmet cam' and some of the best-looking night racing we've ever seen. We'll know by the end of the week if the hard work has paid off.

Until then, click below to watch the game's final trailer.