Get ready for Need For Speed Unbound and a brand-new art style

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  • EA Games and Criterion announced the upcoming Need For Speed title in the popular series.
  • Need For Speed Unbound is a totally different and improved underground driving experience.
  • We have a total of 143 cars, a huge variety of car customization options, and much much more.
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Surely everyone has either played or at least heard of the Need for Speed gaming franchise, especially since cars are such a big part of our lives and culture.

And, if you’ve already bested tall the challenges in Need for Speed Heat, which was the last title in the series, you are guaranteed ready for the next one.

However, you might not be ready for the major changes EA envisioned for the next NFS game. Wait, you haven’t heard? Need for Speed Unbound has already been announced.

Besides brand new adventures and characters to fall in love with, EA has also completely changed the visual style of the game, and we are about to take a closer look at it.

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Need For Speed Unbound comes with a different art style

Just in case you didn’t know, Criterion Games is back in the driving seat of Need for Speed development (pun intended), following its Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted entries back in the day.

The company unveiled its upcoming project, which is called Need for Speed Unbound, and represents the next installment of EA’s arcade racing franchise that’s hitting PC and current-gen platforms later this year.

This time around, as seen in the footage above, the gaming studio is going for a new graphics style when compared to other Need for Speed entries.

Actually, Criterion says it is delivering the most realistic-looking cars in Need for Speed history with an added street art-inspired flair.

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You are surely wondering about the new story’s location, so get ready to burn some serious rubber on the streets of Lakeshore City.

The game’s plot surrounds a priceless car that was stolen from a family auto shop, starring artist ASAP Rocky, who is also involved in the storyline, while also being featured in the original soundtrack.

What you should also know is that Criterion is promising a huge variety of car customization options that will now include Driving Effects alongside cosmetic items for the player character from popular fashion labels.

If you get bored with the single-player campaign, Unbound will also ship with free roam and competitive street racing for those looking for multiplayer action. 

Release date-wise, Need for Speed Unbound is scheduled to come out on December 2 on PC (EA app, Steam, Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 with pre-orders available now for $69.99.

It goes without saying, but EA Play Pro members on PC will be able to dive into the game on day one for no extra cost as well.

What cars are we driving in Need For Speed Unbound?

Since EA and Criterion are looking to make this the best Need For Speed game yet, you can imagine that we are getting a pretty generous number of cars.

We are getting a number of 143 driveable cars, so diversity isn’t really a problem. All we have to do is complete the necessary challenges and unlock them.

We are going to present the full list right here, so you don’t have to go scouring the internet to find it. Here are the vehicles we can customize and drive in Need For Speed Unbound:

  • Acura NSX 2017
  • Acura RSX-S 2004
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2016
  • Aston Martin DB5 1964
  • Aston Martin DB11 Volante 2018
  • Aston Martin DB11 2017
  • Aston Martin Vulcan 2016
  • BMW M3 2006
  • BMW M3 Evolution II 1988
  • BMW X6 M 2016
  • BMW M3 2010
  • BMW M5 2018
  • BMW Z4 M40i 2019
  • BMW M4 Coupe 2018
  • BMW M2 Competition 2019
  • BMW M1 1981
  • BMW i8 Coupe 2018
  • BMW M4 GTS 2016
  • BMW M3 Convertible 2010
  • BMW M4 Convertible 2017
  • BMW i8 Roadster 2018
  • Bugatti Chiron Sport 2017
  • Buick Grand National GNX 1987
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2020
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 2020
  • Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup 1965
  • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2013
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 1955
  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2019
  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2017
  • Dodge Challenger SRT8 2014
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1969
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 2019
  • Ferrari LaFerrari 2016
  • Ferrari Testarossa Coupé 1984
  • Ferrari 488 GTB 2016
  • Ferrari F40 1988
  • Ferrari 458 Italia 2009
  • Ferrari 488 Pista 2019
  • Ferrari FXX-K Evo 2018
  • Ferrari 458 Spider 2011
  • Ford F-150 Raptor 2017
  • Ford Mustang GT 2015
  • Ford GT 2017
  • Ford Mustang BOSS 302 1969
  • Ford Mustang 1965
  • Ford Mustang Foxbody 1990
  • Ford Crown Victoria 2008
  • Ford Focus RS 2016
  • Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2019
  • Honda Civic Type-R 2000
  • Honda Civic Type-R 2015
  • Honda NSX Type-R 1992
  • Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition 2009
  • Infiniti Q60S 2017
  • Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 2016
  • Jaguar F-Type R Convertible 2019
  • Koenigsegg Regera 2016
  • Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 2021
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 2018
  • Lamborghini Aventador S 2018
  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary 1989
  • Lamborghini Murciélago SV 2010
  • Lamborghini Urus 2018
  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante 2018
  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe 2019
  • Lamborghini Diablo SV 1995
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 Spyder 2018
  • Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster 2018
  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster 2019
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster 2018
  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder 2018
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR 2015
  • Land Rover Defender 110 Double Cab Pickup 2015
  • Lotus Exige S 2006
  • Lotus Emira 2021
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R 2002
  • Mazda MX5 1996
  • Mazda RX-8 Spirit R (R3) 2011
  • Mazda MX5 2015
  • McLaren P1 2014
  • McLaren F1 1993
  • McLaren 570S 2015
  • McLaren 570S Spider 2018
  • McLaren 600LT 2018
  • McLaren P1 GTR 2015
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 1988
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe 2018
  • Mercedes-AMG G 63 2017
  • Mercedes-AMG GT S 2019
  • Mercedes-AMG A 45 2016
  • Mercedes-AMG GT R 2017
  • Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2019
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet 2018
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021
  • Mercury Cougar 1967
  • MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 2017
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 2007
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2008
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 1999
  • NISSAN GT-R Premium 2017
  • NISSAN Skyline GT-R V·Spec 1999
  • NISSAN 370Z Heritage Edition 2019
  • NISSAN Silvia K’s 1998
  • NISSAN Z Prototype 2022
  • NISSAN Silvia Spec-R Aero 2002
  • NISSAN Skyline GT-R V·Spec 1993
  • NISSAN 350Z 2008
  • NISSAN Skyline 2000 GT-R 1971
  • NISSAN Fairlady 240ZG 1971
  • NISSAN 180SX Type X 1996
  • NISSAN 370Z Nismo 2015
  • NISSAN GT-R Nismo 2017
  • Pagani Huayra BC 2017
  • Plymouth Cuda 1970
  • Polestar Polestar 1 2020
  • Pontiac Firebird 1977
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2019
  • Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 1973
  • Porsche 918 Spyder 2015
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 2018
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S 1997
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2018
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo 2017
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series 2018
  • Porsche Boxster 718 Spyder 2020
  • Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 2018
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Exclusive 2018
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS 2018
  • Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Convertible 2018
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 2015
  • SRT Viper GTS 2014
  • SUBARU Impreza WRX STI 2006
  • SUBARU BRZ Premium 2014
  • SUBARU Impreza WRX STI 2010
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1963
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 1976
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016
  • Volvo 242DL 1975
  • Volvo Amazon P130 1970

Out of all the cars we have at our disposal in Need for Speed unbound, which one is your absolute favorite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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