Burnout Crash speeding in August

Criterion Games' new downloadable racing game heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next month; no price offered.

During Electronic Arts' annual Summer Showcase last week, the publisher made official Burnout Crash, the long-rumored new entry in Criterion Games' racing franchise. It was announced for a vague fall 2011 release, but now EA has tightened that window.

Burnout Crash makes mayhem next August.

Burnout Crash will speed to the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this August. Unfortunately, EA did not affix a more specific release date or a price to the game.

Burnout Crash sports three game modes across six unique locations, and it boasts 18 crash junctions. Additionally, the game supports the Autolog feature, an online social infrastructure that was first introduced in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

The XBLA iteration of Burnout Crash will support Microsoft's gesture-recognition technology, Kinect. The Kinect-enabled game mode has two teams using gesture controls to crash and burn in what EA calls a "party battle."

For more on the racing title, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Burnout Crash.

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31 comments
Boffo1
Boffo1

really this should be free dlc if you own burnout paradise

blaze_adeel
blaze_adeel

guys give it a chance ! it might actually be good criterion never disappointed before i am sure they wont this time too

mtnjak
mtnjak

THIS is Burnout? Something doesn't seem right about this. It's not April 1st, so what's up?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

The downfall of Burnout has begun then.. In my opinion Burnout 3 was the peak of the franchise, I never liked the free-roam aspect of paradise.. Seemed kinda pointless. They could have left that out and had more unique tracks, cars, and gameplay options. I hope the next proper Burnout game does the series proud. My only fear is that EA have Criterion by the balls.

nastyhotpocket
nastyhotpocket

looks like some horrible mini game from a real game nobody would ever play.

dragonhuman40
dragonhuman40

Speaking as a fan of the series, frankly, this looks like trash.

jm3811
jm3811

They tried to fool everyone with the title but who cares about a crash mode within Burnout?

Superzone
Superzone

Wish they would just make Burnout 4 already....

garrysempire
garrysempire

this game makes me miss GTA2... how i miss those days :-)

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I'm not setting my sights too high, but at the same time Criterion's never steered me wrong, so it might be worth a buy. Still, I'd rather have a full burnout game.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Sucks so many good games coming out i can't get because im saving up to build a new computer of BF3.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

this had better not be the burnout game that has been rumored to be coming out. They're had better be the successor to paradise announcement here either this or next year

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I don''t know......At first I thought "Oh cool a whole game devoted to Crash" Now I'm like "Top down driving really isn't my thing" I'll have to wait and see, maybe the game will surprise me......I'm not holding my breath though.....

Gezo24
Gezo24

If they upped the graphics to an HD standard, a top down drive/crash game like this would be kind of cool. But with these cartoon graphics, it should be on an ipod.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Burnout + Angry Birds = Burnout Crash

taino1128
taino1128

Wait. So Burnout Crash is going to be a downloadable arcade game? WTF IS THIS S***?!

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Burnout paraside is excelent but this is worst not interested in games for mobile phones , new burnout not this arcade title and old faction , impossivel , horrible , abismal

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Not interested in a game desined for mobile phones for xbox abismal , gta 2 is killed and worst welcome back to 1999 lol

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

i was happy hearing about a new burnout untill i saw the horror of a mobile/tablet game.

Raxyman
Raxyman

They could've called it Burnouch instead...

endorbr
endorbr

Still gotta throw up a big thumbs down on this one to Criterion for labeling this a Burnout game. Can't really bad mouth the game itself since it could be an okay game in it's own right. But this is NOT Burnout.

z50macdaddy
z50macdaddy

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Rocker6
Rocker6

A big pass,hopefully this is just a spin-off,and we will see a true Burnout game after some time.

rebelspirit01
rebelspirit01

let me put it this way, to make me happy make it like Paradise but the crashmode from the old games. cuze if u have friends online the open world is perfect an the only replay value of Revenge for me is its crash mode.