EA dropped the trailer for Need for Speed Unbound with the game featuring popular hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky.
It's official! Need for Speed is back after its brief hiatus. EA dropped the trailer for Need for Speed Unbound today (October 6th) after the game's screenshots were leaked. Fans of the series were already anticipating a Need for Speed release this year, as it's been a while since one of these titles was released. Now, we finally know what it looks like and it looks incredible. And there's plenty of excitement around racing game fans for Need for Speed Unbound.
The game will feature popular rapper and fashion icon, A$AP Rocky. The main attraction is the game's return to a street-racing setting which includes high-stakes racing, car customization, cop chases, and a rags-to-riches single-player campaign. The art style is very unique too, with an animated action series look.
Race Against A$AP Rocky and win his Mercedes Benz 190E
Players will have a chance to race against A$AP Rocky in-game and acquire his iconic custom-built Mercedes Benz 190E as a pink-slip prize. A$AP Rocky is a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador so players can expect plenty of easter-eggs and content around the brand. The street-racing games in the franchise have always been known for their soundtracks. Need for Speed Unbound will be no different, featuring music by A$AP Rocky and other hip-hop artists.
Street racing, flashy cars and police chases
There will be plenty of exciting racing action to look forward to in Need for Speed Unbound. The game features a Street Racing setting similar to the likes of Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005) and Need for Speed Carbon. Here are the highlights, based on the website.
- Story-based Rags-to-Riches Single Player campaign
- 143 Licensed cars from over 20 popular brands including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes.
- Open-World sandbox set in the fictional city of Lakeshore
- Extensive Car Customization with licensed parts from popular racing brands
- Police Chases and gameplay with different types of Police Cars
Need for Speed Unbound release date and platforms
Need for Speed Unbound will release on December 2, 2022, for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X consoles. Players can pre-order the game for $70 on all platforms including the new EA app for PC. There's also the Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition, which includes bonus content and costs $80. EA plans to treat the game like a live-service title with future content updates and extra features in the pipeline.