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Burnout Crash Finally Announced

Posted by on July 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

EA has unveiled the next installment in the Burnout series, Burnout Crash being developed by Burnout vets Criterion Games. We have known about the game for a while now thanks to the ESRB, but now we finally have some real info and screens to show off.

Don’t mind that silly Xbox Button.

Richard Franke, Creative Director on the title had the following to say.

We’ve evolved the core gameplay which everyone loved about Crash Mode, and expanded the whole experience using music, style and Autolog to create what we feel is the most mindless fun you can have on any gaming platform.

The game has a host of features included, 3 gameplay modes across 18 “crash junctions” with a bunch of vehicles to unlock to boot. The most exciting feature however is the Autolog tech that was included with Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. With it players will be able to compare and compete with players across the world. This video explains it a lot better than I can.

So get ready to crash, some time this Fall.

[toggle title=”Show Press Release”]Players Brace for Impact as the Award-Winning Burnout Series Comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in Fall 2011
GUILDFORD, UK – July 7, 2011 – Traffic got you down? Blow it up! Criterion Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced Burnout™CRASH! The next instalment in the internationally acclaimed Burnout series will explode onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network in Fall 2011.Criterion Games has gone back to its roots with Burnout CRASH! by bringing the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode to the forefront, adding new top-down gameplay, exciting features and Autolog to let players compete with their friends while embracing their road rage.

In the game, players are rewarded for causing traffic chaos by crashing into cars, triggering explosions and destroying everything in sight. Powered by the acclaimed Autolog technology, players will be able to connect, compete and compare high scores to earn the master of disaster crown, as well as use the all new Autolog Challenges feature to go head to head with their friends.

“Burnout CRASH! is a crazy mix of pinball and game shows,” said Richard Franke, Creative Director, Burnout CRASH! “We’ve evolved the core gameplay which everyone loved about Crash Mode, and expanded the whole experience using music, style and Autolog to create what we feel is the most mindless fun you can have on any gaming platform.”

Burnout CRASH! packs countless hours of reckless chaos into an easy to pick up, but difficult to master gameplay experience. There are three explosive game modes available across 18 crash junctions in six unique locations, each requiring different skills and strategies to maximize damage and destroy everything in sight. With a variety of player vehicles to unlock, high-value targets to seek and destroy, and crazy surprise features to discover, players will be hooked on an adrenaline-fuelled rampage to the top of the Crashwall.

Burnout CRASH! is also EA’s first Xbox LIVE Arcade title to feature a game mode designed exclusively for Kinect™ in which two teams use gestural controls to play on one television in a party battle! For more information, please visit www.criteriongames.com.[/toggle]