June 8, 2009 // 2:07 pm
- Today Pete Lake
of Criterion Games has announced that Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island Pack will be available for download this week.
To quote: Mark June 11 in your diary, your Burnout vacation starts then! The Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island
pack will be available to download for $12.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 on the PlayStation Network on June 11 Worldwide!
Big Surf Island is a brand new playground we built from the ground up enhancing and expanding on everything we know you already love about Burnout Paradise. We've included new challenges and events for you to play online with your friends, an exciting new World to discover, the biggest and wildest jumps yet, plus a set of nine new vehicles to experience it all in. Yep... nine!
When you play Big Surf Island you'll get a brand new Big Surf Island license to complete. This means new races, stunt runs, marked man, road rage, and even a brand new type of event, the Island Tour!
Of course there are also roads to rule, smashes, billboards and brand new "Mega Jumps" (even bigger than "Super Jumps", super just wasn't a big enough word to describe them)!
The Island also really comes to life online. We're including 10 new online freeburn challenges, bringing our total online challenge count to 500!
We've unveiled four of the nine included cars so far (check out our Island trailer). When you buy the Island pack you'll be given the Carson Dust Storm, an awesome purpose-built buggy ideal for the massive air and stunts of the Island.
Beat the Dust Storms' burning route and win the Dust Storm Superturbo, a faster, more agile version of the Dust Storm in a cool matt black finish.
Win enough events on the Island and get the Hunter Olympus Governor, boss of all cars. The strongest car in the game, now available offline and with stunt boost, our resident designer Sarge Sullivan's favourite new car (just check the license plate for proof).
To reward your dedication, when you complete your Island license you'll get the Carson Annihilator Street Rod, the car with by far the best livery in Burnout. Strictly for the pros, this beast has a speed boost, rears up when boosting and can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!
We've included so much content in this new DLC that it's hard to get your head round it all. Check out this brand new CRASH TV (above) for an in-depth Island tour explaining the offline and online progression, the new license, and four of the nine new vehicles.
We started supporting Burnout Paradise in January 2008 with our "Year of Paradise", a promise to support the game through DLC. Here we are a year and a half and nine download packs later and we've used this experience and community feedback to create the best possible Burnout experience.
The Island pack is incredible value for money and the cheapest and best vacation you'll ever get!
If, for some reason, you haven't bought Burnout Paradise yet, you'll need it to play Big Surf Island. Burnout Paradise is available to download right now for $19.99 from the PlayStation Network.
See you on the Island!