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Burnout Paradise Remastered Releases in March

Feb 23, 2018

By: Max Cannon

If you were gaming before the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U generation then you may remember the classic racing series Burnout. While the game got its start and became a household name during the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox era, many gamers fondly remember the PS3/360 entry Burnout Paradise as the peak of the series, and the last mainline entry in the series way back in 2008. Well, a smooth looking remaster looks to bring the game to PS4 and Xbox One in less than a month!

Crashes are a staple of Burnout gameplay.Crashes are a staple of Burnout gameplay.Courtesy of Electronic Arts

Paradise City in 4K

Burnout Paradise's home of Paradise City makes for a perfect playground to cruise and crash through. The wide-open world has players getting better cars to pull off better tricks or to take home the gold in a race. The atmosphere of the game is what made it such a memorable title during the last generation, in fact, it's the first PS3 game I had ever purchased with my own money so I definitely have a personal connection to the game. While the Xbox One and base PlayStation 4 will be playing the game in 1080p native, every version of the game will run at 60fps and the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles will run the game in 4K. Take a look at the new trailer!

Burnout Paradise Remastered Official Reveal Trailer

Everything you loved about the original game is still intact. Every vehicle from the original game is available here and players that really want to feel transported back into 2008 can listen to the exact same original soundtrack from yesteryear. Burnout Paradise also kicked out one of the most expansive collections of DLC ever seen in a racing game (back in 2008) and every bit of DLC seems to be included in this remake. While the remaster certainly looks better, it's clear that this is still the same game players fell in love with. Check out a comparison of before and after below!

Burnout Paradise in 2008.Burnout Paradise in 2008.Courtesy of Electronic Arts

Burnout Paradise Remastered in 2018.Burnout Paradise Remastered in 2018.Courtesy of Electronic Arts

Bang For Your Buck

Here's a look at the included DLC in the game:

  • Big Surf Island
    • Introduces an all-new district to Paradise City with fresh discoverables, events, online challenges, and nine new vehicles.
  • Cops and Robbers
    • Introduces new online game mode along with police variations for 33 of Paradise's original vehicles.

The DLC cars being included for free really sweetens the deal.The DLC cars being included for free really sweetens the deal.Courtesy of Electronic Arts
  • Legendary Cars
    • Includes the Carson GT Nighthawk, Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger, Hunter Manhattan Spirit, and the Jansen 88 Special.
  • Burnout Bikes
    • Adds 7-10 hours of single-player and countless hours of multiplayer play. Includes four motorbikes: FV1100, FV1100-T1, Firehawk V4, and Firehawk GP Competition.

Paradise City is a perfect playground for the Burnout series.Paradise City is a perfect playground for the Burnout series.Courtesy of Electronic Arts
  • Burnout Paradise Toys
    • Includes toy versions of the following cars: Hunter Cavalry, Hunter Manhattan, Krieger WTR, Jansen P12, Hunter Takedown 4x4, Carson GT Concept, Hunter Citizen, Carson Inferno Van, and the Nakamura Firehawk GP Competition (Bike).
  • Burnout Paradise Party
    • Allows for a pass-the-controls group party in-game to complete challenges.
  • Burnout Paradise Boost
    • Includes two vehicles with unique boost abilities: the Carson Extreme Hotrod and Montgomery Hawker Mech.
  • Burnout Paradise Cagney
    • Includes two brand new vehicles and additional "community" vehicle finishes plus online game modes.

This remaster helps the game look as good as you'd remember it.This remaster helps the game look as good as you'd remember it.Courtesy of Electronic Arts

The original launched at the expected $59.99 price range on January 22nd, 2008 (and that's without all of this extra content.) This remaster will include all of the extra content at $39.99 USD on March 16th, 2018. 

You're likely to have a good time whether it's your first trip to Paradise City or you're a returning veteran.You're likely to have a good time whether it's your first trip to Paradise City or you're a returning veteran.Courtesy of Electronic Arts
Have Your Say!

Are you checking out Burnout Paradise Remastered? Did you check out the original? Comment below with your thoughts!