Burnout Paradise dated for January 2008

EA has announced the North American release date for Burnout Paradise – January 22, 2008. You can bet the game will be released very close to, if not on the same date, in Europe as well.

Alex Ward, Creative Director at EA Criterion says: “The Burnout series has always been about reinvention. Burnout Paradise does exactly that. This is the definitive Burnout experience because Paradise removes all restrictions, breaks all the rules and puts the control in your hands. We’re taking risks with Paradise but we believe that every iteration of Burnout stands on its own and we feel Paradise is the best Burnout yet.”

We’ll get to play game already this year though as EA is promises to release demos for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions some time in December:

Download your gift a little early this holiday season. From Motor City to Big Surf Beach pull off wicked stunts in the all-new Stunt mode and race through the streets in search of the fastest Burnout Route in the Hunter Cavalry car. Invite a friend into your game and connect with them instantly to complete three online challenges or simply smash each other up and grab your friend’s Burnout Mugshot. Available this December, the Burnout Paradise demo provides the ultimate driving playground for you and your friends to enjoy.

[See also: Burnout Paradise gallery]