Burnout CRASH! announced for PSN, XBLA

Three-and-a-half years after the release of Burnout Paradise, Electronic Arts announced a new entry in the car-wrecking franchise today. Coming to PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade this fall, Criterion is going back to its roots with Burnout CRASH!. It returns 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.”

Players must crash into cars, trigger explosions and destroy everything in CRASH!. Autolog will allow players to connect, compete, and compare high scores. The game featuers three game modes acrsos 18 crash junctions in six locations, “each requiring different skills and strategies,” and a “variety of vehicles to unlock.”

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! will feature a game mode exclusive to the Xbox LIVE Arcade version designed for Kinect. In it, “two teams use gestural controls to play on one television in a party battle.”

The debut trailer can be seen below:

The first set of screenshots can be seen at the gallery.

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