EA Games is getting ready to reveal Need for Speed Unbound later today but the company won’t have much to showcase at this rate. After the game’s key art leaked yesterday, screenshots and even the release date have now leaked online ahead of the reveal. According to a new listing, Need for Speed Unbound is set to launch on 2 December this year and at the time of writing, only PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC has been confirmed at launch platforms. This means Need for Speed Unbound might skip PS4 and Xbox One.
Screenshots of the game have also been spotted online showcasing the game’s so-called “anime” look. EA Games and Criterion decided to go with a new art style for Need for Speed Unbound that features anime characters and cartoon-style effects throughout the game. For example, the one screenshot reveals A$AP Rocky being in the game as a cartoon figure.
You can see from the images below, the game definitely packs a new style.
Apart from the leaked Need for Speed Unbound screenshots and release date, the game’s official description was also spotted online. It confirms the game is set in a city called Lake Shore.
“Beat the clock, outsmart the cops, and compete in weekly qualifiers for Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge: The Grand. Fill your garage with precision-tuned custom machines, put on your own style and exclusive looks, and light up the streets with a soundtrack that resonates from every corner of the world. The world is your canvas: Bringing graffiti to life in a completely new visual style, merging the latest street art with the most realistic cars in Need for Speed history. Access a new toolkit full of energetic visuals and sound effects, including a new boost element, Burst Nitrous, for dizzying speed.
“Display your full potential and express yourself: Go to meetups and show off your style with many items, including limited edition gear, from the world’s latest fashion. Then add the finishing touches to your car’s style, transforming it with unique wraps and cut-out items to match your legendary custom car, and take the lead in races and put your winning pose above the competition.
“Find your freedom as it flows: A soundtrack featuring pioneering artists in the modern hip hop scene, including A$AP Rocky and AWGE, presents creative songs that transcend genre boundaries. Deliver. The original music was produced by French producer Brodinsky. The songs, which are closely related to various hip hop expressions from around the world, embody the underground culture itself, which can be said to be the heart of Lake Shore.”
You can tune into the full Need for Speed Unbound reveal later today at 17:00 CAT here or down below.