Ever since Burnout was mentioned in the same breath as the PSP, people have been waiting to see what the stunning console racer would be like on the handheld. The series has continually set new benchmarks for PlayStation 2 visuals, and it looks like the PSP version may do the same.

In an exclusive look at the game on website 1up, Burnout Legends has been revealed. The game will be a compilation and remake of Burnout 1-3 and will include a number of PSP exclusive game modes, as well as multiplayer WiFi support. Excitingly, the game will also include support for the PSP's game share ability. It appears that this will only be used to share a demo level from the game, and not single UMD multiplay, but it's better than nothing.

"Burnout Legends is the perfect quick gaming fix for the PSP," said Alex Ward, creative director, Criterion Games. "As anyone who's played Burnout can tell you, a quick 30 second crash junction can be just as satisfying as a two-hour multiplayer session - and that's the hallmark of a perfect PSP game."

One of the most exciting game modes to play from previous games in the series has been the crash mode. The current build of the game has over 70 crash junctions, so it looks like it will be a pretty bumper package when the game makes its way to store shelves. No release date has been announced, but it is expected this autumn; perhaps in time for the European PSP launch? Whenever the game is released, it's sure to be one of the biggest PSP releases of the year.

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Game Stats

Release Date: 16/09/2005
Developer: Criterion
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Racing
No. Players: 1-6
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 293
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