Criterion has downscaled the Burnout franchise to a top-down arcade game available on XBLA. They haven’t abandoned the traditional Burnout franchise, so you can probably chalk this one up to “crazy experiment”.

Oh yeah, and it uses Kinect! Not exclusively mind you, but rather in a way that lends credence to the marketing slogan “Better with Kinect” that you see slapped on game boxes and titles these days. The game is out now; I’ve yet to try it and to be honest was quite happy to let it slip through my net. Until now.

There’s a new trailer for the game. The trailer’s magnitude of awesomeness can be summed up in four words: “David Hasselhoff Chicken Suit”.


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