Electronic Arts revealed today that Criterion Games is returning Burnout to its roots, focusing on the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode, as Burnout CRASH! is currently in development for XBLA.
Burnout CRASH! invites players to wreak havoc behind the wheel as they crash into and destroy everything in sight. Autolog technology makes its return as well, allowing players to compete against each other to see who can cause the most damage.
The game will feature "three explosive game modes available across 18 crash junctions in six unique locations". As we've come to expect from the team behind Burnout, there will be a variety of cars to unlock, targets to destroy and other surprise features to be discovered.
Richard Franke, Creative Director for Burnout CRASH!, said:
Burnout CRASH! is 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.Kinect integration is becoming all the rage these days, and, as such, Burnout CRASH! will be utilizing the device. The game will feature a specific gameplay mode designed for Kinect wherein two teams can play locally using gesture controls in a party battle.
Edit: The teaser trailer has now arrived:
Burnout CRASH! is currently slated for a fall release. No pricing information is available at this time.