Electronic Arts today announced that gamers can now get in their cars, check to make sure their mirrors are aligned, drive slowly to their local game retailer, and pick up a copy of Burnout: Revenge for the Xbox 360. Once they safely return home, carefully obeying traffic laws, they can put the game into their Xbox 360s and proceed to drive the wrong way down the street at 160mph with the goal of causing as many crashes as possible before meeting their own end in an explosive pyre of scorched and twisted metal.
Burnout: Revenge, is the latest in Criterion Games' smash-happy racing franchise. Instead of beating opponents by taking time-saving lines or drafting for that extra boost in speed, Burnout promotes sending rivals over walls, into ditches, and off to the repair shop. The game features spectacular crashes as cars go bumper to bumper at high speeds, dodging traffic and battling each other for survival.
The game was released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox last September, but the Xbox 360 version adds two new online features to spice up Xbox Live play. Live Revenge keeps tabs on gamers' history with other players, recording takedowns to create real-time rivalries. The Save & Share option allows drivers to record 30-second clips of their most insane wrecks and takedowns, and share them with others online.
Burnout: Revenge is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and retails for $59.99. For more details on the game, check out GameSpot's full review.