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Comic-Style Racing Games

EA Games Announced 'NFS: Unbound' as the First New Iteration Since 2019

— October 12, 2022 — Autos
EA Games announced 'NFS: Unbound,' the first new iteration in the company's Need for Speed franchise since 2019's 'Need for Speed Heat.' While Heat took a realistic approach to its graphics and art style, Unbound has a more comic book, urban-inspired style with cartoonish animated characters placed in photorealistic environments. However, the unique aspect of the art style comes from the visual effects. When cars drift, use nitrous, traverse ramps, and use other abilities, the animations are done in the style of comics with fast-moving line art that adds an urban touch to the underground racing game.

NFSL Unbound releases on December 2nd, 2022, on all major consoles and on PC via Steam. The game retails for $69.99, but there is also a 'Palace Edition' for an additional $10. The trailer for the game features A$AP Rocky racing in a heavily modified Nissan 240SX.

Image Credit: EA Games
Trend Themes
1. Comic-style Gaming - Developing comic-style graphics and visual effects can be a disruptive innovation opportunity for the gaming industry to attract younger audiences.
2. Urban-inspired Graphics - Creating urban-inspired graphics and art styles could create a new trend in the racing game genre and bring a fresh perspective to the gaming industry.
3. Realistic Environments with Cartoony Characters - Combining realistic environments with cartoony characters could create an innovative trend for game developers and bring more immersive experiences to players.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming - Developing unique visual effects to attract younger audiences can be a great opportunity for the gaming industry to increase sales.
2. Art and Design - Creating unique and artistic designs for games can provide an opportunity for artists and graphic designers to showcase their talent and attract potential clients.
3. Entertainment - Bringing fresh perspectives and innovation to the entertainment industry through new gaming trends can increase interest and engagement among consumers.
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