The glut of downloadable subject matter continues with Burnout Paradise . Hot on the heels of last month’s Cops and Robbers release, Criterion Games has unveiled its latest DLC pack: Big Surf Island. Due for release later that summer, Big Surf Island is a brand-new chunk of real estate for you to zip around like a maniac. Located off the eastern edge of Paradise City and accessible via a huge suspension bridge (that turns out to be ideal for nailing some great big-air jumps), the island locale is tightly packed with asphalt and off-road adventure.

Roughly comparable in size to the downtown area of Paradise City, Big Surf Island feels larger, whether only considering there’s so much packed into the island. One area is filled with tall skyscrapers that you can jump off of; another features tight and twisting mountainous roads, leading down to yet another beach area that dirt drivers will enjoy. In fact, more so than even the back roads of White Mountain in the main Paradise City map, Big Surf Island is defined by its drastic elevation changes that will supply you more than a few opportunities to get airborne.

Just as in Paradise City proper,

you’ll have tons to keep you busy when driving around Big Surf Island. In addition to a whole new set of Island-specific challenges, the game will have 75 smash gates, 15 mega jumps (one of which is accessed via the aforementioned bridge leading onto and off the island), and an inordinate number of billboards to blast through. There will additionally be nine new cars to unlock–you start off with a Dust Runner that looks like a souped-up dune buggy and handles like a dream, and you’ll unlock the other eight new rides by completing challenges, like burning routes.

Check out the above video demo for a nice little tour of Big Surf Island to get a taste of what to expect. No price has been set for the Big Surf Island DLC yet, but we do know the release date: June 11. Big Surf Island may be more of the same, but since it’s Burnout Paradise, more is precisely what the fans want. Now, whether only we could get Criterion to open up about the next Burnout game…

Burnout Paradise: Hands-On With Big Surf Island DLC” was posted by BrianEk on Thu, 28 May 2009 14:48:10 -0700

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  1. Danndy:

    You’ve got more chance of;1. Electrocuting ysreoulf as you try to get toast from the toaster before you catch your flight.2. Your taxi to the airport getting closelined by a truck.3. Your plane crashing on accident (not by means of terrorism)2. contracting tetnus from a monkey apon arrival in Indonesia3. Getting hit by a bus (the drivers are maniacs over there)4. Getting cancer while sun-baking on the shores of Kuta5. Being crushed by a falling coconut.5. Dying of alcohol/drug posioning from the (probable) hard core clubbing/partying you’ll be involved with there.6. Being caught (and executed for) carrying illicit drugs (if that’s what floats ur boat)7. Drowning in their surf (See the series: Bondi rescue, Kuta special)I hope that puts your mind at ease. ;pMy point is, It’s only when someone (such as the government) brings dangers to your attention, that you start to worry about them. In reality, they’re everywhere, but the chances of them occurring is extremely slim.Chances are, avoiding the dangers isn’t going to make your life any longer, it will only lessen the fun.IMO, anyway.

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