So ... Burnout is awesome. Always has been, always will be. And while it is true that we haven't seen a true game from that franchise in a while, Criterion has been doing its best to bring all of the insane, anarchic fun we know and love from the series to Need for Speed. If that point hasn't yet been made clear, you can check out the latest trailer and see for yourself.
I previewed this game back at E3, and it -- along with the new SimCity -- were the show highlights for me. They represent a pretty decent departure from the incessant march of shooters through the holiday release cycle, and I couldn't be more excited to bust up some real cars this time around.
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destructoid's previous coverage: Need for Speed: Most Wanted