Need for Speed unbound 2022
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Update: EA has now revealed Need For Speed: Unbound with a release date of December 2nd, 2022!

Original story: Just about a week ago we heard reports that the reveal of Need for Speed 2022 was right around the corner, and that it'd be titled 'Unbound'. Well, a new listing via Japanese site Neowing confirms the game's name, along with a unique new art direction for the series.

'Need for Speed Unbound' looks like it's aiming for a comic book-style aesthetic going off the images spotted so far, especially when you take both the in-game visuals and the UI into account. Here, take a look at what's cropped up so far:

As the tweet says, the Japanese listing also mentions just the PS5 version console wise, so this is looking like a current-gen-only release at present. Need for Speed Unbound will mark developer Criterion's first proper NFS title since 2012's Most Wanted reboot, with the British team working on Unbound since Need for Speed Heat launched in 2019.

The listing pens the game's release date as December 2nd 2022, which also falls in line with last week's report. We won't have to wait too much longer for proper gameplay anyway, as EA is all set to reveal the next Need for Speed tomorrow, October 6, at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST.

What do you make of these new Need for Speed details? Excited to see a new direction for the series? Let us know down below!