EA Announces Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box

October 31, 2008

EA Announces Burnout Paradise The
Ultimate Box

Experience the Ultimate Social
Driving Game in One Box

Criterion Games announced today
Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box – a special edition release that includes the
award-winning Burnout Paradise game plus the previously-released Burnout
Paradise Cagney and Burnout Paradise Bikes content updates, and the brand new
Burnout Paradise Party content. Burnout Paradise Party is an offline multiplayer
mode designed to allow up to eight friends to “pass-the-pad” in dozens of
Burnout challenges. For players that already own Burnout Paradise, Burnout
Paradise Party will be sold separately as downloadable content.

Burnout Paradise Party brings the
social fun of Burnout Paradise into an offline environment where friends can
pass the pad to play competitively. There are dozens of quick-fire, turn-based
challenges where players compete in different stunt, speed and skill events. In
addition to Burnout Paradise Party, Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box will
include a host of new features including a restart option added for racing,
easier control of the early vehicles, and for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer
entertainment system the new Burnout Paradise Network. Burnout Paradise Network
is another Burnout Paradise social innovation that enables players to keep track
of friends and keep up with all the latest Burnout news from either inside or
outside the game.

“Whether you’re an experienced
player or a gaming novice, Burnout Paradise is a game that anyone can enjoy,”
says Pete Lake, Senior Producer at Criterion Games. “With The Ultimate Box, we
aimed to deliver the most fun, high quality and high value experience possible
to players both online and in the living room.”

Burnout Paradise Party will be on
display and available for free play at EA’s booth during the London Games
Festival in Trafalgar Square from Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2008.

Developed at Criterion Games in
Guildford, England, Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box is rated E10+ by the ESRB
and 7+ for PEGI. Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box will be available in February
2009 on the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 and marks the debut of the game on PC.
For more information about the game, please go to
http://www.criteriongames.com