Somehow, at some point, it became public yet-still-unofficial knowledge that Criterion Games’ Burnout Crash was coming to the iPad. It’s official now. In a new blog post, publisher EA has confirmed that the top-down racer is headed to our favorite tablet in 2011. It’s also coming to the iPhone and iPod touch, too, during the same “holiday” release window. Neat!
We haven’t seen this version in action yet, but the features EA is noting makes it appears as if it’ll stick pretty close to its XBLA and PSN source material:
Use intuitive taps and swipes to steer vehicles, trigger explosions, and rack up ridiculous scores across three game modes, 18 traffic junctions, and six unique locations. In addition to a rocking 80s soundtrack featuring Vanilla Ice and Gloria Estefan, you can look forward to Autolog support to connect, compare, and compete with friends and rivals.
Basically, Crash is a critically middling top-down version of pre-Paradise Burnout’s uber-popular crash mode. Like vehicular pinball, you wreck your tiny car into traffic and hope to pull off various multipliers and chain effects with explosions. We think it’ll actually be better on touch devices, but we’ll have to wait to see.