The next installment of the Need for Speed franchise is right around the corner. Electronic Arts finally dropped the official reveal trailer this week for the upcoming Need for Speed Unbound ahead of the game’s December launch.

The new game features a street racing theme, and the reveal trailer features “Sh*ttin Me” by A$AP Rocky. You can check out the official reveal trailer for Need for Speed Unbound below:

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NEED FOR SPEED UNBOUND OFFICIAL REVEAL TRAILER SHOWCASES A NEW GENERATION OF STREET RACING

In the latest installment of the Need for Speed series, developed by Criterion Games, players take the driver’s seat of their own street racing fantasy in a journey to outsmart cops and show that they have what it takes to win The Grand, the ultimate street racing challenge of Lakeshore. The game is due out as a multi-platform release later this December.

The upcoming game will feature a new graffiti art visual style, blending elements of street art with realistic-looking cars. Per EA, the game will have an “innovative” single-player campaign mode where players have to engage in the city of Lakeshore to race, collect, upgrade, and customize their vehicles as they race their way to the top.

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In Need for Speed Unbound, players uncover the street racing scene of Lakeshore after a robbery at a family auto shop tears two friends apart. A rookie racer then goes on a journey to win the ultimate street race and gain back the car that was stolen from them.

Features for the game include the Burst Nitrous, which will reward players with a style-based boost based on how they drive. The players will also get more heat from the cops the more they raise. Players can try to outdrive or outsmart p9olice using various escape mechanics to earn bigger rewards or face bigger. Also, gamers will be able to customize their cars with hundreds of cosmetic items, including custom automotive gear, with a multitude of options to kit out their car.

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The new game also features a genre-defying soundtrack, featuring artists such as artist, actor, and fashion icon A$AP Rocky, along with the world premiere of his new track “Sh*ttin’ Me,” which is also featured in the trailer. A$AP Rocky also appears in the game as the leader of Takeover Scene, a new playable precision driving mode that brings the Lakeshore community together to celebrate driving with style over speed.

Pre-orders have now launched for the game and will run through Nov. 29. EA also announced a pre-order bonus of an exclusive pack of Unbound content, including a driving effects pack, decals, license plate, banner artwork, stickers, and $150,000 Bank in their wallet when they first join the game’s multiplayer experience. Additionally, EA Play members will have access to play Need for Speed Unbound for a 10-hour early trial starting on Nov. 29 ahead of the game’s official launch in December.

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Need for Speed Unbound hits the shelves on Dec. 2. The game will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC via the EA app, origin, Steam, and the Epic Game Store for $69.99. It will be available in retail and digital storefronts. Players can also check out the Palace Edition, a deluxe offering created with Palace Skateboards, featuring more exclusive content, four stunning custom cars, a clothing pack, a driving effect, decals and license plates, a character pose, and banner artwork. The Palace Edition is priced at $79.99. More details on its release will be revealed later on.

Need for Speed Unbound

What do you think of the new trailer? Are you looking forward to Need for Speed Unbound? Do you like the direction the franchise is going? Do you plan on picking it up this December? Let us know what you think about the game on The Illuminerdi Twitter account.

SOURCE: Electronic Arts, YouTube

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