Last month, the Australian Classification Board outed a new entry in the Burnout franchise. Today, the ESRB has detailed the still-unannounced racer.
Burnout Crash is expectantly in development at Criterion Studios, who has handled the majority of Burnout titles in the past. The studio last developed Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, though with the new Need for Speed under the wing of Black Box, we expect Criterion has moved back to its baby.
The ESRB description reads:
This is an action game in which players earn points for creating traffic pileups. From a top-down perspective, players initiate crashes by driving ‘cartoony’ vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, buses) into busy intersections; multiple crashes trigger score multipliers and rack up large ‘bills’ of property damage. Each level is accompanied by crashing sounds, small explosions, and vocal encouragement (e.g., ‘Cool,’ ‘Maximum Carnage!’). In some levels, players are instructed to crash into police cars (e.g., ‘Crash them before they bust you!’); in other sequences, oversized airplanes, tornados, lobster monsters, and UFOs slide across the screen, destroying any vehicles in their path.
Burnout Crash is listed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Stay tuned.