Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island gets some new screens

by: Dan -
More On: Burnout Paradise
Chuck posted the latest trailer showing off the Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island premium DLC that is coming June 11th. However, the folks at Criterion Games have also released several new action screens from the update and some info on the new area. Check out both after the jump:
A Whole New Driving Playground

If you know Paradise City, you'll be familiar with the huge, under-construction suspension bridge that leads into the ocean to the East of Downtown Paradise. But the question we've been asked by so many fans is - what's on the other side of the bridge?

This Summer, the bridge will finally open when we release for download and purchase - Big Surf Island - Burnout Paradise's most-anticipated Premium Downloadable Pack.

The island is roughly the size of Downtown Paradise, but features gameplay unlike any other area in the game. We're running with the mantra "if you can see it, you can drive it" to introduce a new level of freedom to Burnout Paradise, and the island also features some big air jumps - the largest on the game.

Keep checking by this page, our news blog and Crash TV video podcast for more updates on the island soon.


This is your arrival point on the island. From here, you can make out an awesome cylindrical tower - with the right car, it's possible to drift all the way to the top of this tower and back again. But you're unlikely to drive down - Big Surf Island is home to some massive jumps and the top of this tower is no exception!

The building to the right is the hotel we named after one of our big-time fans. DBC9MX earned the right name the hotel after winning the Downtown Showtime Showdown competition, and chose to name it after his son - Taylor J.

This second shot is the view looking back down from the island towards mainland Paradise City. Our mantra is 'if you can see it, you can drive it' - which means that even the bridge to the city features multiple levels and massive jumps. The construction yard in the foreground is stacked with gameplay and the scaffold at the top features in one of the island's most memorable pieces of gameplay. Everywhere on the island is like this.

This is the back of the island, featuring the palm trees that provide a distinctly tropical flavour. The unusual shape of the lighthouse, and the massive ramp in front of it are more tell-tale signs that the backdrop to the island is more than just scenery.

Here's our favourite shot. This shows the kind of fun, the island is built for. The scaffolds in the construction yard can be scaled and the hoops can be jumped. If you want a taste of what the island is all about, head for the airfield, quarry or beach in Burnout Paradise and imagine an area the size of Downtown dedicated to that kind of action. The car featured here is the Dust Storm.
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