The rumors have been confirmed. Burnout CRASH! is coming as a download only title to XBox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this fall.
Criterion Games have gone back to their roots with Burnout CRASH! and reinvented the fan favourite Crash Mode as a brand new installment in the award-winning Burnout series. The new game is inspired by pinball, retro music and game shows.
It sounds like the gameplay will be as fun and simple as in the previous games. Drive in to an intersection, cause a massive pile-up and blow up everything in sight.
This will be a high score driven game and it will feature a new iteration of Autolog called Crashwall. Online multiplayer will be a turn based head-to-head high score battle as in Burnout 3: Takedown and Burnout Revenge.
The XBLA version will be compatible with Kinect. Featuring a Kinect only mode in which two teams can use gestural controls to crash and burn in a party battle!
It will be interesting to see how they utilize the power of Kinect in Burnout CRASH! This is what we know so far from Gamespots Hands On "with Kinect controls you need to jump into the air to trigger another explosion, and step in various directions around you to control the "aftertouch" direction of your demolished but still very much moving car."
Screenshots and trailer is available here: http://www.criteriongames.com/CRASH/
We are really looking forward to this new Burnout game and will keep you updated.
Source: Criterion Games Blog