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Criterion Games Finally Confims Long Rumored Burnout CRASH!

The downloadable, top-down return of Burnout's "Crash" mode. What?

We've heard speculation about a downloadable game from Criterion Games called Burnout CRASH!, and at Electronic Arts' "Summer Showcase" event today in California, the game was confirmed.

Burnout CRASH! (that's the last time I'm going to capitalize the game that ridiculous way) is coming to both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and marks the return of the popular "crash" mode from the Burnout franchise, which was removed from Burnout Paradise.

This is not exactly what I was expecting from a reinvention of Burnout's
This is not exactly what I was expecting from a reinvention of Burnout's "crash" mode.

This time, however, it's from a top-down perspective. The game features three game modes that aren't detailed in the press release, with 18 "crash junctions" spread across six locations, and also incorporates the popular leaderboard expanding Autolog feature from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

The game's also going to feature--wait for it, you're gonna be excited!--Kinect support, wherein two teams utilize "gestural controls" to make the crashes happen. Sounds like a Happy Hour segment waiting to happen, no?

Burnout Crash! arrives sometime this fall.

Jeff, Brad and Drew are at the event, so look for more coverage on Burnout Crash! and other games at today's event soon.

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