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Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box Announced, Adds Offline Multiplayer and Restart Option

This February, Electronic Arts will release Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, an edition of Criterion's open-world racer that packs all of the game's downloadable content along with a new offline multiplayer mode and other tweaks.

Dubbed Burnout Paradise Party, the offline multiplayer mode enables up to eight players to compete in challenges, one at a time, by passing the controller. For those that already own Burnout Paradise, the offline multiplayer mode will be sold as DLC.

The Ultimate Box will also add a number of oft-requested features, such as a restart option added for racing, easier control of the early vehicles, and a PS3-only social networking tool referred to as Burnout Paradise Network.

EA did not specify if those changes will be available to those that already own Burnout Paradise, which arrived on PS3 and Xbox 360 this past January. The Ultimate Box release will mark the game's promised debut on PC.

A downloadable version of Burnout Paradise was released via the PlayStation 3's online PlayStation Store in September, with the company recently noting that the digital download has sold 20,000 copies.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 31, 2008 9:48 AM

    That restart option better come in a patch. >:(

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      October 31, 2008 9:53 AM

      That restart option means I may actually pick this up.

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        October 31, 2008 10:02 AM

        Guess i'm the only one that enjoyed driving around for the sake of it...

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          October 31, 2008 10:18 AM

          Driving around is fun, I don't mind it, but when it comes to repeatedly attempting a challenge or race, a restart option is nice.

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        October 31, 2008 10:20 AM

        Yeah same

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        October 31, 2008 10:39 AM

        Ditto. Only reason I haven't yet.

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        October 31, 2008 12:12 PM

        I'm in the same boat.

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      October 31, 2008 5:30 PM

      ^^^^ If the restart option is not added for free in a patch, I will never buy another Burnout game, EVER! THAT IS A PROMISE.

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        October 31, 2008 5:35 PM

        If they only make the restart option available in a paid DLC pack, that will be the lowest level to which any developer or publisher has stooped in order to extort more money from its paying customers.

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          October 31, 2008 5:51 PM

          I'd say that honor goes to valve for the Half life 2 video card bundle. This wouldn't hold a candle to that.

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