Burnout Paradise Remastered Sets a June Release for Nintendo Switch

Burnout Paradise Remastered Sets a June Release for Nintendo Switch

Hopefully your car will be the only thing drifting, not your Joy-Cons.

There are lots of beloved games that get a warm-enough response when they're ported forward to newer systems, and then there are games like 2008's Burnout Paradise. Criterion's open world racer set a high bar that wasn't topped for a long time. Now, it's making its way to a Nintendo system for the first time ever on June 19.

Burnout Paradise Remastered's Switch release will indeed mark the title's debut on a Nintendo platform—it skipped the Wii and Wii U—and thankfully, it sounds like Electronic Arts and porting studio Stellar Entertainment are paying special attention to making it work well on the hybrid console. EA promises it'll run at 60 FPS, and the in-game map will have "pinch-and-pull" touch controls when played in handheld mode or on a Switch Lite.

As this will be the first time Burnout Paradise is available on a handheld system, it'll also gain a bit more flexibility for multiplayer. In local party play, EA notes you'll be able to pass around a controller while docked, or just pass the entire Switch or Switch Lite around for handheld play.

Control options aside, it looks like Burnout Paradise Remastered will enjoy all the same perks on Switch as it did in its 2018 release for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It'll feature the same online multiplayer functionality as the other versions, and it will include all the DLC released for the original game—from the trick-centric Big Surf Island to Criterion's copyright-skirting takes on "Legendary" movie cars. Yes, the soundtrack still has Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend," too.

You can pre-order Burnout Paradise Remastered for the Switch through EA or via the Nintendo eShop now for $49.99. If that's a little too rich for your blood, you could always look at picking it up for PC, Xbox One, or PS4. It's already dropped way down in price across all three, and right now you can pick it up on sale from the PlayStation Store for $7.99. While you're making up your mind on where to burn your rubber, be sure to read our 10th anniversary retrospective on how Burnout Paradise forever changed the open world racing genre.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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