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Burnout Successor Danger Zone Out Later This Month

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Danger Zone, the car crash simulator from the lead developers behind the Burnout series, has received a release date alongside a brief new trailer.

The game was announced just last month, and is now set to launch on May 30 for PC and PlayStation 4. To coincide with this announcement, the developers at Three Fields Entertainment has released a new trailer for the game, showing off the central conceit of crashing into traffic to create the biggest, most expensive pile-ups possible.

As expected, the style of the game is remarkably similar to Burnout’s Crash Mode, blending together high speeds, crowded intersections, and big explosions. However, Danger Zone is also a more realistic and refined version of its predecessor, and fans can have a glimpse of both the similarities and differences below:

In addition to these latest developments, a number of outlets have had a chance to go hands-on with a preview build of Danger Zone, and the response so far has been generally positive, with reviewers praising the responsiveness and replayability of the game, though some have also criticised the move to a simulated environment, which apparently lacks soul.

Danger Zone is the third title from Three Fields Entertainment, following on from Dangerous Golf and Lethal VR. The studio is headed by Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, who also founded Burnout studio Criterion Games before parting from EA back in 2013.

Danger Zone will be available on May 30 for PC and PlayStation 4.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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