A recent announcement from EA confirms that Burnout Paradise Remastered will be coming to Nintendo Switch in June.
The official statement confirms that Burnout Paradise Remastered will be released for Nintendo Switch on June 19, 2020. If you’re planning on purchasing it, you can now access the official pre-order page.
Burnout Paradise Remastered was initially announced for Switch during a Nintendo Direct back in March, but the release date was only confirmed today. The original announcement featured a range of details about what the Switch port had in store for 2018’s remaster of the iconic racing game.
According to the original Direct announcement, Burnout Paradise Remastered will be fully optimized for Switch and will run at 60 FPS. It also comes with the eight primary expansions for the original game, including Legendary Cars, Burnout Bikes, and more.
You can check out the original announcement trailer below.
Also included in today’s announcement are details outlining the functionality of online play and local co-op. “Smash through traffic and rule the roads in adrenaline-fuelled online races and social challenges with up to eight other players, or pass the controller (or console!) in local party play,” it reads.
Interestingly, Burnout Paradise Remastered will be the first Burnout entry to be ported to a Nintendo console in 18 years. The last Burnout title that was playable on a Nintendo console was Burnout 2: Point of Impact, which was released for the GameCube.
The port is being handled by Stellar Entertainment and the team includes ex-Criterion developers.
If you’re curious about whether or not the port’s worth picking up, check out our original review for Burnout Paradise Remastered. Also, you should definitely read our piece on the making of Paradise City, which outlines what made the Burnout franchise stand out in the first place.
Burnout Paradise Remastered is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch on June 19, 2020. You can pre-order it now.