Next-gen Burnout rips retail

EA's Xbox 360 version of its crash-tastic racer speeds into stores; new version includes two new online features.

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.

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24 comments
man-of-mystery2
man-of-mystery2

Rips retail? More like rips you. It is almost exactly the same as the Xbox version only in hi-res and with better looking cars

NightRain
NightRain

I would love to play it on HDTV!! I might go to Best Buy and ask them to load one in the home theatre section... hehe, that would be awesome. Hey, what happened to the things you could download and then load them up on your Burnout 360 game? It still works, right?

thefjk
thefjk

Oooooh yeah BURNOUT!

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

The game looks great on the 360

mcgrawgamer
mcgrawgamer

i'm getting revenge, oblivion, ghost recon aw, and college hoops 2k6 for the 360. Can you say bad financial decision.

woj
woj

Already coughing up $$$ for the XB version I am gonna let this sit on the the shelf.

OmGitsEDV
OmGitsEDV

L0L IM GETTIN ALLLLLLLLLLLL GAMES RELEASED THIS MONTH FOR MY 360 ILL C YA ALL, UMM...............NEXT MONTH!!! EdV out

Eszrial
Eszrial

Well i do have to say that i don't mind the ports as long as its not just putting an xbox game on 360 but taking an xbox game and making it better for the 360, in this case better sound a bit better visuals and more online features i think that beats a direct port any day.

teh_ghost
teh_ghost

for 70$ i think its going to be a much tougher buy especailly with the Xbox and Ps2 versions going for only 40$ currently.

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

hmmm... I rather have original titles come out for the 360 than a bunch of ports.

kevo14
kevo14

well it will look just like the xbox version unless you have a HD-tv which more than 75% or americans dont have to this date.

tremo01
tremo01

I haven't purchased Burnout Revenge allready..... I'll consider the game if I ever purchase a 360

hazuki
hazuki

If only it was 40$ like the other burnout revenge game releases......i would get this instead of oblivion but nahh ill just wait for it.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Sounds like some explosive automotive gameplay.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Wow, $10 more for stupid online add-ons.... count me out.

Petri87
Petri87

it ships today and its out tomorrow

logicbombx
logicbombx

My gamestop isn't getting it until tomorrow

liquidcourage1
liquidcourage1

Is it out today? Gamestop said it was coming the 8th...

alienhunter187
alienhunter187

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