Somehow, at some point, it became public yet-still-unofficial knowledge that Criterion GamesBurnout 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.

  • Anonymous

    I love Burnout but how is there no post of GTA 3 coming out for iOS?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      It's in queue to be our top story for the morning in an hour and 15 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    Burnout Crash looked interesting (if nothing like Burnout...or crash), but since this is EA I guessing the iPad and iPhone apps will be separate, there will be no iCloud support, and no Game Center. So pass. They're really being outclassed by just about everyone at this point.

  • Tim Cant

    Burnout 3 Takedown or GTFO

  • Tim Cant

    Though I *will* be buying this when it's on sale.

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Burnout Crash really wasn't very good at all on XBLA. To be frank, it's an insult to the Burnout name.

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Burnout Crash really wasn't very good at all on XBLA. To be frank, it's an insult to the Burnout name.

  • Anonymous

    As soon as I saw this game announced for XBLA I hoped they would make an IOS version, thank you EA. I wasn't too impressed with it for a console title but I think it will fit right in on the iPad.

  • Anonymous

    I played the trial of the XBLA version and I really liked it, but Im not sure I'd pay $10 for it. It this version is comparable, and at half the price, I'll buy it

  • John Hall

    This game was expected to be released during  Xmas  2011
    and still we are in february there is no eta yet???