It has been almost 8 years since Criterion Games introduced “Crash Mode” to us in Burnout 2, we remember accelerating into crash junctions on the original Xbox and attempting to beat scores which our friends achieved – well now we have a release date for Burnout Crash! This game is a downloadable title which concentrates on this destructive game mode.
We first gave you a glimpse of Burnout Crash! gameplay footage back in early July, now we can tell you that the game will hit both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on September 20. For the 360 you will have to pay 800 Microsoft Points which equates to $9.99 which (the price for PS3).
We can confirm that Burnout Crash! is being developed by Criterion and it will feature 18 difference crash junctions, there will be three different game modes available and plenty of unlockables. We aren’t sure what unlockables there will be but we predict faster cars for bigger crashes, don’t be surprised if HGVs make an appearance. If you have Kinect for Xbox 360 you will be pleased to hear that it will support gesture controls and there will be support for up to 14 players – this should make Burnout Crash a fun game for social occasions.
The biggest difference between Burnout Crash! and the crash mode seen in 2003′s Burnout 2 is the view – Burnout Crash! has adopted a birds-eye-view (see below), whilst Burnout 2 featured the behind-the-car view. Obviously visually the behind-the-car view would look better, but Burnout Crash! is an arcady title which concentrates on fun rather than graphics.
You can find out a little more over at the Criterion Blog, we think that this should see quite a lot of success and DLC could perhaps give it some longevity, how about you?