Burnout Crash still hasn't been officially announced by EA or Criterion, but a new ESRB rating has shed some interesting new light on the title. Apparently the action will take place from a "top-down perspective," with the objective being to cause massive car pileups for points and "maximum carnage." As well as the usual traffic hazards, there will also reportedly be environmental distasters, UFOs and "lobster monsters" to contend with.
According to the ESRB rating (via VG247), Burnout Crash features Cartoon Violence, lobster monsters and continual vocal encouragement to revel in ever greater feats of destruction- which is fine by us. Here's the rating in full:
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 still hasn't been officially announced after its existence was outed on the Australian Ratings Board website last month - and we reckon it's set for an E3 reveal. Naturally we'll keep you posted on the project, which is likely to be a casual departure from the normal Burnout shenanigans.