X360, PS3 Thursday, April 24, 2008 | 1:04 AM

Burnout...on two wheels!

Burnout...on two wheels!

Criterion announced today that its racing videogame Burnout Paradise will add motorcycles in a future update code named "Davis", which is scheduled for August. Even more awesome, this inclusion will see new modes, challenges and locations tailored to this new means of transportation. Also, it will be possible to race during night time, another first for this series.


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Commented on 2008-04-24 01:22:49
Sounds good to me, wonder how the pricing will be. Burnout surprised me in a good way, tbh. Was really enjoying the time I had with it. Don't think I'll buy the DLC, tho. I finished it pretty fast and the replay value is just not there. They should have put in harder achievements.
Commented on 2008-04-24 01:25:14
They also have planes (yeah flying ones) planned for a future update.

I just hope they let us punch/kick other bikers if we're not getting a proper next-gen Road Rash
Commented on 2008-04-24 01:30:52
Sounds like something that should have been in this "sequel"
Commented on 2008-04-24 01:45:12 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
Sounds good to me, wonder how the pricing will be. Burnout surprised me in a good way, tbh. Was really enjoying the time I had with it. Don't think I'll buy the DLC, tho. I finished it pretty fast and the replay value is just not there. They should have put in harder achievements.
Achievements don't add replay value, some companies use them for that purpose to make you do the same crap over and over long past it's fun, that is the wrong way to use achievements.

I'd rather have fun and get the achievements through normal play than be forced to do, I don't know something moronic like; "10,000 power slides while in a road rage" or what have you.
Commented on 2008-04-24 02:28:13
Didn't "Burnout 2: Point of Impact" already feature night time races? I somehow remember speeding down a suburban area street and along an airport terminal in the dark.
Commented on 2008-04-24 03:29:29 In reply to AL7AIR
Yep, it did have nighttime races. Rainy ones too. Come to think of it, there was also a better selection of vehicles. Buses, trucks, etc. Burnout was definitely more awesome before EA got involved.
Commented on 2008-04-24 03:36:13
Paradise was my favorite Burnout in a while, but still not as good as two. I'd rate them like Burnout 2 > Paradise > 3 > Revenge
Commented on 2008-04-24 05:57:38
its gonna be pretty weird having bikes....i mean, the cars currently in the game dont even have drivers, im guessing to keep the age rating low. what happens to the rider if you crash on a bike? does he just vanish into thin air while the motocycle gets crumpled?

nice addition tho. same with the night races....(which from what i recall HAVENT been in a burnout game before) hopefully its just a day/night cycle. rather then just certain races being at night. should be good tbh. might get me playing again.
Commented on 2008-04-24 06:58:09
@viginti_tres: The DLC will be for free ;) And you don't seem to play online, or just don't really like the game, because the online mode is keeping the game interesting like forever.

I think this is the best Burnout game ever. I played them all, but I can't really understand, why everyone loves B2. It was a great game, but the takedowns made the series really awesome imo.
Commented on 2008-04-24 07:35:16 In reply to t1l0
[quote=t1l0]I think this is the best Burnout game ever. I played them all, but I can't really understand, why everyone loves B2. It was a great game, but the takedowns made the series really awesome imo.[/quote

yep! burnout 2 was really a great game it was far too short, thogh it was the best burnout game ever imo. the only feature added by EA which made the series much more superior, are the takedowns, but somehow they only work in b3, revenge and even paradise both lost the focus on the core idea of takedowns.
I didn't end paradise yet, 'cause it got boring to me after a while, that has never happened before revenge.

@topic:
motorcycles in a burnout game? I don't think that this is going to work, it didn't work for me in pgr4 und didn't work in tdu either, it got annoying to me after a while each time I was forced to use bike in pgr4 or being kicked by a car while sitting on my tdu bike... so no bikes for me please ^^
racing at night will be great, though I personally like it more daytimes
Commented on 2008-04-24 08:41:18 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Yep, it did have nighttime races. Rainy ones too. Come to think of it, there was also a better selection of vehicles. Buses, trucks, etc. Burnout was definitely more awesome before EA got involved.
This EA bashing is getting a bit old, no? Paradise is an awesome game, they are going to offer new free content and still you bitch and wine about EA?
Commented on 2008-04-24 08:45:46
I was half expecting there not to be riders on the bikes, since the cars are driver less.

I don't see how bikes would work well in a Burnout game.
Commented on 2008-04-24 09:26:36 In reply to t1l0
Posted by t1l0
@viginti_tres: The DLC will be for free ;) And you don't seem to play online, or just don't really like the game, because the online mode is keeping the game interesting like forever.
You sure? That'd be awesome. Adding another few hours of gameplay would be pretty neat, just looked at the hours I spent on Paradise and that's well over 60. None the less it felt short, guess that's a good thing. ^^

All I've done the whole time was online racing and free mode with my friends. Imo the game is only worth buying if you got XBL because it added so much more value to it, I wouldn't wanna miss it out.
Commented on 2008-04-24 10:23:34 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
They also have planes (yeah flying ones) planned for a future update.

I just hope they let us punch/kick other bikers if we're not getting a proper next-gen Road Rash
but there is a big possibility that the planes wont come to burnout.

and for the DLC: in the video about the bikes etc. it was more than once said that the DLC will not be free.
Commented on 2008-04-24 13:52:11
but the other DLC will be
Commented on 2008-04-24 15:56:04
the indy cars have drivers just fyi, but when the car crashes they just sit in there i think, i cant remember, it's been over a month since I played burnout.
Commented on 2008-04-25 22:53:33
don't get me wrong, motorcycles would be a great addition to this series, but first things first- Give us an update or sequel to bring back crash mode and get rid of that worthless showtime mode!!!

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