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Need for Speed Unbound’s first trailer shows a slick cel-shaded racer

Need for Speed Unbound’s first trailer shows a slick cel-shaded racer


The game is launching in December for PC and next-gen consoles

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EA finally shared details about its next Need for Speed game, titled Need for Speed Unbound, in a new trailer that premiered Thursday. The most notable thing about Unbound is its new look, with a cel-shaded art style that helps differentiate it from the many realistic racers out there. The trailer also features rapper A$AP Rocky, both with his music and as an in-game character. Here’s the official description:

Race against time, outsmart the cops, and take on weekly qualifiers to reach The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack that bumps in every corner of the world.

The most recent title in the series was the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remaster, which came out in 2020, so it’s been a minute since NFS graced consoles.

It’s a busy day for video game trailers. A new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer hit earlier in the day, and at 4:05PM ET, Nintendo will finally debut the first footage of the Chris Pratt-led Mario movie.

Need for Speed Unbound is coming out pretty soon: the racer will be launching on December 2nd for the PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.