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Criterion Announces Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars

Jeremy Chubb's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, Criterion Games

Hey folks … great to be back on the only blog that counts (apart from the one you’ll find at www.criteriongames.com, of course).

We’re continuing to support Burnout Paradise through 2009. The fun starts with our Burnout Paradise Party Pack in Feb and will be followed by our awesome Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack.

This year, we’ve introduced some of the most incredible vehicles yet seen in a Burnout game. Our FREE Cagney pack brought you the crazy Steel Oval Racer and the Hippie Wagon, and the FREE Bikes Pack introduced motorcycles to Paradise City for the first time ever.

In 2009, we’re taking Burnout vehicles to the next level with some truly unbelievable new vehicles. First up – The Jansen 88 Special.

This classic 1980’s styled silver sports car is based on the fan-favourite Jansen P12, but we’ve made a few interesting modifications.

Special Drive
Fill the gauge and hit boost to trigger burning flame trails from your back wheels. The 88 Special’s fast, manoeuvrable and great in the air.

In fact, if you want to take off, this is just the car for you. Hit L3 to switch to hover mode – the wheels retract and the car takes off and hovers through Paradise City at head height.

Seriously. It hovers.

Special Flying
This is the first of 4 cars that we’re making available as part of a wealth of new downloadable content for Burnout Paradise. They’re available to buy individually or discounted, if you pick up the whole set. In addition to the Jansen 88 Special, look out for the Cavalry Bootlegger, Manhattan Spirit and the GT Nighthawk!

We’ll bring you details and footage of these in a future post or on Crash TV (our video podcast), and we’ll be back next week with another killer announcement for next year’s awesome Burnout Paradise content.

And as always, we’re on hand for a while to answer your questions below!

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001 said:

November 7th, 10:03 am

Oh my God. I love you.

Nathan Hale said:

November 7th, 10:04 am

Nice

MK24ever said:

November 7th, 10:04 am

You guys can’t stop amazing me can you??

AWESOME!!

Gord Lacey said:

November 7th, 10:05 am

A hover car – crazy!

lobotomies4free said:

November 7th, 10:07 am

What about the island? We ARE still getting that this year right?

I’m already sold on the Jansen 88 Special btw.

Thanks for all the support

C-DuB said:

November 7th, 10:09 am

nice but wen r we gunna c more ps1 classics like “One” that game was intense. or Mortal Kombat Trilogy. why is it taken so long too get the old hits too the store?

reinheart said:

November 7th, 10:10 am

kind of looks like Delorian, looks awesome :)

TheZed said:

November 7th, 10:11 am

Not as exciting as the Party Pack, but keep the great content coming Criterion. You guys are a shoe-in for the “Best Developer of The Year” award.

BrianC6234 said:

November 7th, 10:12 am

How many jigawatts of power does that Jansen 88 need to power it? Can we go back to the future in it? As for #7, it is a Delorian, isn’t it? Was it called a Jansen in England maybe? It looks like the Back to the Future car even the hovering part.

Exodus_Lang said:

November 7th, 10:13 am

I’m pretty sure Criterion has supported BP more than all other EA games combined in the past year. Well done again, guys, and I’ll be buying this almost on principle :)

Ghostm said:

November 7th, 10:14 am

O M G!!! You guys are the best. Anything you release I’ll buy it day one.

Thank you.

feedDUNK_All said:

November 7th, 10:18 am

Sweet, don’t stop!

TheGuardian1973 said:

November 7th, 10:19 am

MARTY: YOU MADE A TIME MACHINE, OUT OF A DELOREAN???

DOC: I FIGURE IF YOU’RE GONNA BUILD A TIME MACHINE, WHY NOT DO IT WITH A LITTLE STYLE!!!

PURE AWESOMENESS CRITERION, PURE AWESOMENESS, YOU GUYS ROCK!!! :D

ghamdikh1 said:

November 7th, 10:19 am

@Jeremy Chubb

good to see you again Jeremy in the blog and Thank you and the rest of the team for the support you for the game.

so Jeremy can you kindly tell the guys in Criterion Games to add the flowing things to the game:

1-Remote Play SUPPORT.

2-Sixaxis motion controller SUPPORT.

3-in game custom sound track SUPPORT.

4-youtube uploading c

5-In-game Screenshots SUPPORT.

6-Home service SUPPORT.

THATPSPGUY said:

November 7th, 10:20 am

MARTY MARTY It’s Time. Time for what Doc. Time to go BACK TO THE FUTURE…..

I couldn’t resist seeing as I got the chance to sit in a Delorean last weekend and got a bunch of pictures taken of me inside. I hope you guys don’t get sued for copywrite infringement from good ole John DeLorean… lol
Can’t wait for this.

Also can you make it so that you can HIDE the ONLINE FRIENDS LIST?? IT’s still a major issue for alot of us.Can’t see anything on the right side of the screen which is ANNOYING!

Hook us up with that update please.

ghamdikh1 said:

November 7th, 10:21 am

@Jeremy Chubb

good to see you again Jeremy in the blog and Thank you and the rest of the team for the amazing support for the game.

so Jeremy can you kindly tell the guys in Criterion Games to add the flowing things to the game:

1-Remote Play SUPPORT.

2-Sixaxis motion controller SUPPORT.

3-in game custom sound track SUPPORT.

4-youtube uploading c

5-In-game Screenshots SUPPORT.

6-Home service SUPPORT.

EvoAnubis said:

November 7th, 10:24 am

A DeLorean!? A hovering flame-trail leaving DeLorean!? YES!!! WANT!!! ASAP!!

xaos said:

November 7th, 10:25 am

Ha! That’s awesome; so will there be a 2.4 Gigawatts or Flux Capacitor trophy associated with the new content? :)

TheGuardian1973 said:

November 7th, 10:25 am

I HOPE WE GET A KITT FROM KNIGHT RIDER LOOK ALIKE, JUST LIKE THIS ONE, GREAT STUFF GUYS, KEEP IT UP!!! :D

PSWii2008 said:

November 7th, 10:28 am

AMAZING CAR, but it stinks we have to pay for it! Guess Criterion has to make money somehow! With all this new content being released next year, I think I’ll wait until my birthday in May to get this game. Or, I’ll ask for PSN money!

scorpio said:

November 7th, 10:28 am

Just AWESOME support!!!

TheGuardian1973 said:

November 7th, 10:30 am

HOW ABOUT THE GENERAL LEE FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, OR THE MOTHER OF ALL CARS, THE BAT MOBILE, JUST THROWING OUT SOME IDEAS, YOU KNOW FOR INSPIRATION!!! :P :D

mywhitenoise said:

November 7th, 10:30 am

haha, cool!

JordanBlack68 said:

November 7th, 10:31 am

I think you should charge for the car packs because of your support (trophies, bike pack and freeburn challenges) I would easily pay for it.

Sackboom said:

November 7th, 10:32 am

Wait….is this real or am i dreaming? THERE IS EVEN MORE ?????? Oh my gosh……thank you so much, we love you!

Nynja said:

November 7th, 10:32 am

@TheGuardian1973

LOVE it! Any chance at making it 5 new cars; KIT from knight rider? Please make it the classic tv series version, not the new.

BIGxDADDYxJAY said:

November 7th, 10:33 am

alright i like this…..alot, but first thing u spelled favorite wrong….”fan-favourite” sorry to bring that up and another thing you sure thats not the car from “back to the future”?

babybluedb said:

November 7th, 10:36 am

very nice finally some incentive to finish playing the game well i could also finish getting those trophies since i only have 16 percent of them unlocked but this car so remindes me of back to the future

nYc_FrEeWiLL_82 said:

November 7th, 10:37 am

NOW THIS IS WORTH GETIN THE GAME..IF YOU GUYS KEEP COMING OUT WITH UNIQE ADD-ON CONTENT LIKE THIS..IM FEELING IT. I HAD THE GAME B4 BUT I WASNT FEELING THE OPEN WORLD SO MUCH..I JUS KEPT GETTIN LOST IN RACES..I LOVED THE OLD SKOOL BURNOUT WHERE U HAD THE ROAD ASSISTANCE..LOL..U GUYS SHOULD MAKE IT OPTIONAL..I AND IM SURE OTHER FANS WOULD APPRECIATE IT..BUT HEY KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK.IMMA GET THIS GAME AS SOON AS THE CONTENT IS AVAILABLE!

PSYCHO-MAGNET said:

November 7th, 10:38 am

Awesome!

DaWolf619 said:

November 7th, 10:38 am

I thought we were supposed to get one more update for 2008, has that been scrapped?

StalkingSilence said:

November 7th, 10:40 am

So sick. I’ll be getting the B2TF car.

Thanks Chubb, btw it’s cool all your developer’s names are street names in the game. I drive on Chubb!

BraMbleR_ said:

November 7th, 10:40 am

I want to see its Flux Capacitor!

dowaito said:

November 7th, 10:41 am

Criterion Games continues to amaze me at every turn.

Kudos!

jazzyrider said:

November 7th, 10:42 am

lol – a Back to the Future idea although in the movie it was a Delorean. time to play again!

leetfoo said:

November 7th, 10:43 am

That’s great. You guys really pump out some quality DLC. Now let’s see if you decide to rape your customers wallets or actually go against the tide lately and charge a reasonable amount.

subbed said:

November 7th, 10:45 am

Just amazing. Cant wait for the other models!

EViD said:

November 7th, 10:46 am

Wow. Great news and AWESOME content. Purchase on day 1 (though I need to know the pricing first). So do all four cars hover or does each car have a specific feature of its own?

vandam said:

November 7th, 10:47 am

this game sounds and looks cool…But I just have one problem with it it’s made by EA and I have been boycoting them since 04… And it’s going take more than 1 good game to get me back…. :-)

TheZed said:

November 7th, 10:48 am

@ghamdikh1

Check the bottom of your Easy Drive menue man. In-game custome soundtrack has been supported for Months now.

The youtube uploading and in-game screenshots would be cool to add though.

Netweb said:

November 7th, 10:50 am

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

MrBeatdown said:

November 7th, 10:53 am

More paid DLC? What happened Criterion? You used to be cool. Please tell me that new island won’t be charged for.

I’d be pretty hesitant to buy new cars, mainly because there are only a few in the game that handle how I’d like.

Maybe you could give us a free test drive mode so we can have 60 seconds or so to try the new vehicles before buying them?

narde15 said:

November 7th, 10:54 am

you dudes are crazy…… i love it! is their enought room to pick up 88mph. grab the flux capacitor were goin back!

wait are their going to be plutonium stations in burnout now?

ftwrthtx said:

November 7th, 10:55 am

Nice to see continued support for such a fun game.

Thanks

tdh said:

November 7th, 10:57 am

“1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!?!”

This is amazing!

manguz2000 said:

November 7th, 11:00 am

Can anyone say custom soundtracks. This is going to be sweet.

Asshandler said:

November 7th, 11:00 am

Holy crap.

ROLO_ONFIRE said:

November 7th, 11:02 am

If this game had 4 players split-screen I’d buy it, too bad it doesn’t :(

litobirdy said:

November 7th, 11:02 am

Uh, oh..

burnout is gonna start to charge AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

but thats cool since we’ve had a full year of free amazing support. Wonder how much the package will be and the individual cars.

tirminyl said:

November 7th, 11:05 am

You have got to be kidding me? Your support of this game is beyond awesome. I am sorry to say I have not purchased this game yet but consider it sold now.

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