ESRB: Burnout Crash features “cartoon violence”

By Johnny Cullen
6 May 2011 11:23 GMT

The ESRB’s rated the still unannounced Burnout Crash, saying the title will feature “cartoon violence.”

It says that players will “earn points for creating traffic pileups,” adding it’ll take place “from a top-down perspective.”

Full rating goes as:

This is an action game in which players earn points for creating traffic pileups. From a top-down perspective, players initiate crashes by driving ‘cartoony’ vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, buses) into busy intersections; multiple crashes trigger score multipliers and rack up large ‘bills’ of property damage. Each level is accompanied by crashing sounds, small explosions, and vocal encouragement (e.g., ‘Cool,’ ‘Maximum Carnage!’). In some levels, players are instructed to crash into police cars (e.g., ‘Crash them before they bust you!’); in other sequences, oversized airplanes, tornados, lobster monsters, and UFOs slide across the screen, destroying any vehicles in their path.

Burnout Crash was outed last month by the ACB, with one LinkedIn CV mentioning it for PS3 and 360. Criterion looks set to be developing the title, the first in the series since Paradise in 2008.

Sounds like we should be looking towards E3 for this.

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