Need For Speed Unbound Leaked Screenshots Confirm Anime Art Style

Leaked images confirmed that Need For Speed Unbound features an anime art style.

A Japanese retailer called Neowing listed Need For Speed Unbound on their store, along with several in-game screenshots that weren’t seen before. The leaked screenshots feature two racers drawn in anime art style.

The official Need For Speed Unbound trailer is set to release on October 6. The game itself is expected to release in December this year.

Major Takeaways:

  • Leaked images confirm that the game uses an anime art style.
  • The images also feature two in-game characters.
  • Need For Speed Unbound is set to release in December.

Need For Speed Unbound is the latest addition to Electronic Arts‘ world-renowned Need For Speed franchise.

Among the leaked images, one appears to be the game’s cover art, and two images feature car images that look like basic loading screens from the game. However, the final two images depict two car racers from the game, drawn in an anime art style alongside their race cars.

Need For Speed Unbound Cover Art.
Need For Speed Unbound Cover Art.

This next photo in line truly gives off an illicit street-racing vibe with a touch of anime.

Need For Speed Unbound Leaked Racecar Image.
Need For Speed Unbound Leaked Racecar Image.

The same goes for this next leaked image that seems to be featuring a highly customized vehicle. 

Need For Speed Unbound's Second Leaked Racecar Image.
Need For Speed Unbound’s Second Leaked Racecar Image.

The only possible explanation is that these two are in-game characters or racers.

Need For Speed Unbound Leaked Character Image.
Need For Speed Unbound Leaked Character Image

The second protagonist appears to be a female.

Need For Speed Unbound's Second Leaked Character Image.
Need For Speed Unbound’s Second Leaked Character Image.

The Japanese Retailer site also mentioned a few pre-order bonuses, which roughly translate to:

Pre-order bonus DLC:

  • Driving Effects
  • License Plate
  • Banner artworks and stickers
  • $150,000 Cash, which can only be used in multiplayer

Need For Speed 2022‘s anime art style is a unique take on a racing game. EA is quite bold for trying a different art style this once, considering that all the old Need for Speed games feature the traditional racing game art style.

The product description from the retailer site also states that the game merges the latest street art with the most realistic cars in Need For Speed History. The player will also have access to a toolkit that is full of “energetic visuals” and sound effects.

The player can also go to meetups and show off their gear. The product description heavily focuses on race cars and character customization.

Need For Speed Unbound will be released on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5.

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