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BURNOUT: Accelerates to New Date for UK

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2001 @ 1:21 p.m. PST

Burnout™, the new driving game for PlayStation 2 that is set to take the genre to the next level, is all set for an earlier release date of November 16th. The game drives adrenalin junkies through traffic at ridiculously high speeds. The early arrival of Burnout means that gamers can soon experience first-hand the thrill of exhilarating car chase scenes, formerly exclusive to the silver screen, as the white-knuckle inducing, foot-to-the-floor-action is bought to life through the game.

Developed by Guildford-based Criterion Games, Burnout™ provides pure, unadulterated, heart stopping, thrill-seeking racing action. With multiple cars to select and race, 300 vehicles to interact with as well as real-time vehicle crashes, even the most hardened thrill seeker will get a major adrenalin boost. As Burnout™ is dual-shock compatible, players will feel every turn and crunch of the car, while the amazing slow motion instant replays dramatically illustrate the massive damage that can be unleashed.

Insane crashes are possible with every turn of the wheel, and competing drivers are rewarded for pushing their driving skills to the extreme. A simulated in-game Burnout thrill monitor gives players incredible bursts of speed as they experience danger and their thrill levels increase.

With sixteen unique courses to choose from, players are rewarded for driving aggressively and dangerously; the more they drive on the wrong side of the road and get involved in near-misses, the better they do. Burnout™ is all about pure exhilaration, the rush of speeding through traffic at terrifying speeds, and the ultimate thrill of a high-speed crash.

Burnout is backed by a £1.2 million marketing campaign that is expected to propel the game to the top of the best seller’s list this Christmas.

Burnout™ is available on November 16th for PlayStation 2

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