Burnout Crash! officially coming to XBLA, PSN this fall

After weeks of leaks and rumors, EA and developer Criterion officially announced the newest Burnout game today, Burnout Crash! (the exclamation point is their’s, though we’re excited too). Planned as a premium downloadable for a fall 2011 release on XBLA and PSN, Crash! is being sold as a return to the franchise’s roots, though the first screens have a new viewpoint that's throwing us for a loop.

With the classic Crash mode at the forefront of the game, the new top-down perspective took us by surprise, though perhaps that vantage point will showcase crashes better. In the press release for the game, Richard Franke, Creative Director of Burnout Crash! said it’s  “a crazy mix of pinball and game shows… 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 18 different “Crash Junctions,” and we’re guessing those junctions are referreing to four-way intersections like the ones in all the screens. This certainly looks scaled back from what we know Burnout as, but we have far from all the answers right now. Look for our first impressions very soon.

Jul 7, 2011


  • Spybreak8 - July 9, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Haha you've gotta be kidding me, do not want. That looks horrible!
  • rickdiculous - July 8, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Huge Burnout fan here. But this? Yuck. No thanks.
  • Letter11 - July 8, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    Just saw a video of this on Youtube, it seems they chose the weird top down style because... It's a Kinect game.
  • onetimebuster - July 8, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    Needles if you dont like murder you should change your icon
  • Hobogonigal - July 8, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    Yay! Instead of having an adrenaline pumping racing game we can only crash on zoomed-out four-way junctions! But seriously, I think I will need more screens to decide whether this will be exciting or boring after 15 mins.
  • lilspooky - July 8, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Crash was a great part of the old burn out games. But i dont want this at all!
  • ChickenFillet5140 - July 7, 2011 11:48 p.m.

  • CombatCat120 - July 7, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    I say derailing comments like these should be reported for just being annoying
  • rafa_slash - July 7, 2011 11:02 p.m.

  • tobz1000 - July 7, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    ...a whole zero comments before derailing, well done guys.
  • therawski - July 7, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    @needles Needless to say that jury was a load of dumbasses. But yeah I'm glad this game is coming out for everyone to enjoy, it would prolly work great on any handheld too. Reminds me of Chinatown Wars which I hope gets a sequel on 3DS.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - July 7, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    Yeah the jury of that trail are fucking retards. She's gonna get rich and famous off of this too, as long as someone doesn't kill her first. But she gets out in a few days! It's just like the OJ Simpson trail, but worse!

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