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Bikes Coming to Burnout September 18

Get ready for some two-wheeled mayhem in Paradise City.

Looks like it's time to re-familiarize myself with Paradise City, as the fine folks over at the official PlayStation Blog have announced that motorcycles will be coming to Burnout Paradise on the PlayStation 3 on September 18. In addition to the bikes and the associated Bike License, this update promises 38 new race events, a 24-hour day/night cycle that will affect traffic density and available events, dynamic weather effects, and 70 new Freeburn challenges. Of course, considering the source of the announcement, this doesn't necessarily mean that Xbox 360 owners should also mark this date on their calendar. Considering the roughly three week gap between the roll out of the Cagney update pack on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's probably safe to assume the same thing will happen this time around.

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Posted by Ryan

Looks like it's time to re-familiarize myself with Paradise City, as the fine folks over at the official PlayStation Blog have announced that motorcycles will be coming to Burnout Paradise on the PlayStation 3 on September 18. In addition to the bikes and the associated Bike License, this update promises 38 new race events, a 24-hour day/night cycle that will affect traffic density and available events, dynamic weather effects, and 70 new Freeburn challenges. Of course, considering the source of the announcement, this doesn't necessarily mean that Xbox 360 owners should also mark this date on their calendar. Considering the roughly three week gap between the roll out of the Cagney update pack on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's probably safe to assume the same thing will happen this time around.

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Posted by Jmanx07

sick! time to start playing burnout again.

Posted by brian3d

I gotta buy Burnout now!

Posted by Zergvasion

Thank god I re-bought this game after I traded in my PS3 for my 360.
Just recently finished up on all of the cars. So bring on the bikes!

Posted by SuperMooseman

More importantly, when is the PC version coming out?

Posted by Spencer

I just really want to play the new Island in the update formerly known as "Eastwood."

Posted by GalvanizedNails

whatters? a wait on 360? that sucks :( oh well, more time to look foward to it I guess

Posted by Irishjohn

Criterion's continued support for this game is fantastic.  I go back to this game more than any other I've bought in the last year.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

w00t, drifting in the rain should be fun...

Posted by zig

Isn't the PSN downloadable version of the game supposed to come out this month?  I can't remember.

Posted by jakob187

Meh, Paradise wasn't that great.

Posted by Kohe321

I can't wait! I am all for playing more burnout.

Posted by dtran1212

not much into burnout

Posted by Big_D

burnout is my favourite game right now. can't wait for this pack.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

I'll pay them 5 dollars to patch in a restart button....

Posted by RHCPfan24

Will be cool. Paradise was great.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Burnout is the gift that keeps giving. Wish all games I bought had this much replay value.

Posted by Falconer

I have confirmation from a Criterion team member who I play with on the Xbox 360 (I kid you not, one of them plays on the 360) that the 360 version is indeed coming on the 18th too.

Posted by Gamer_152

I thought there'd be a bigger gap between announcing the date and the actual update but it's still good to know it's coming so soon. It's gonna be awesome.

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Posted by Xenos_19

YES AWESOME!!, ty for posting the info Giant Bomb, you guys rule, and off topic I loved the Age of Booty video it was hilarious xD

but ya bikes are gona be sweet I love driving the old vintage bikes it has a kewl feeling

Posted by Zergvasion

Lol... The bikes in Burnout are anything but "old vintage".

Posted by ocdog45

can't wait

Posted by DukeTogo

The closest thing to a new Road Rash we're going to see from EA, i'll pick up the game for cheap now.

Posted by jangofett88
Posted by jyurakyumihawk

dingdingdingding!! burnout time!!

Posted by vaishak2future

Hey good news Burnout series is making a good move but i hope the first person camera in bikes is good.
www.theregalgamer.com

Posted by Toothsaw

I want the update NOW! On my 360!! NOOOOWWW!!! =)))

Posted by holybins

Not being a fanboy here, but it's refreshing to see some developers put priority on PS3 versus X360.

Still doesn't take the pain away from the 1 month early Rock Band 2 launch on the 360 though :(

Posted by Emandudeguyperson

Burnout is overrated -_-.

Posted by JakJ

Burnout is underrated -_-

Posted by holybins

Burnout has been a bit stale the last few iterations, but this new direction paid off for them and it's pretty amazing how they are giving us all this new stuff for free.  Kudos to them...

Posted by Falconer

FYI - The 360 version of Cagney was delayed because a bug was found in it. The PS3 version already passed inspection, so Criterion put it out. It's taken this long to get a date from Criterion, because they've been waiting to hear word from both companies so not to have the fiasco with Cagney. In fact, it's safe to assume both versions will be out next Thursday.

Posted by myslead

the trailer is just sooo funny.
now with

BIKES!