All Articles: Danger Zone

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Danger Zone, Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 4, more added to Xbox Store

I’m not sure Kenny Loggins knew what he was about to unleash upon the world when he recorded “Danger Zone” in the late 80s. But after adding extra cool points to Top Gun and inspiring countless jokes on Archer, the phrase was borrowed by Three Fields for Danger Zone, their Burnout-inspired vehicular crack ’em up… and it’s now available to download for the Xbox One.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today are two big franchise games… WB Games and Monolith’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (which is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title) and Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 4: Who Needs You.

You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, PC, Xbox One | Tagged , ,

PS Store This Week: Tekken 7, Danger Zone, Star Trek Bridge Crew, more

This week’s PlayStation Store update is like a reunion with old friends…

Things will really start to heat up this Friday, when Tekken 7 brings the story of the Mishima clan to an end on the PS4. The fighting game series that dabbled in storylines involving corporate-funded armies and sentient bears will finally resolve the mystery behind the Devil Gene and answer the question of who truly owns the Mishima Zaibatsu company.

But if you’re looking for something to download today, a trio of new games offer even more familiar faces. Three Fields launched Danger Zone for the PS4, a spiritual successor to the ridiculous crashes found in the Burnout series of racing games. Also available to download is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a PlayStation VR-exclusive simulation of captaining your own Federation starship. Finally, Nihon Falcom will bring Ys Origin, a prequel to the popular RPG series, to the Vita.

Finally, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes to an end this week in Episode 5: From the Gallows.

You can learn more about these titles (and the rest of this week’s new releases) after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, PS4, Vita | Tagged , ,

Three Fields announces their Burnout spiritual successor… Danger Zone

The developers at Three Fields Entertainment are all veterans of Criterion Games, and they helped turn Burnout‘s brand of “crash racing” into a blockbuster more than a decade ago. Since breaking out on their own, they’ve delivered a similarly calamitous take on mini golf, and teased a spiritual successor to Burnout.

With the open roads of Summer ahead of us, Three Fields is finally ready to return to destructive driving with Danger Zone. Finding inspiration in Burnout’s “Crash Mode,” Danger Zone is all about creating the biggest traffic jam imaginable:

Powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and set in a virtual Crash Testing Facility, Danger Zone combines realistic physics with explosive gameplay and features 20 exciting single player crash testing scenarios, each with their own unique road layout, traffic and pickups.

In Danger Zone, players are challenged to drive into the junction and create the biggest First Impact that causes enough vehicles to crash to earn a “SmashBreaker,” turning their car into a bomb that can explode on command. Players score for how many cars they crash, with bonus points awarded for exploding cars by hitting them while in “SmashBreaker” or for pushing them off the road entirely. If the player’s car falls off the road, it’s game over. Connected leaderboards allows comparison of player scores for the friends you play against and the rest of the community.

Danger Zone will be available to download for the PC and PS4 this May. You can find the first five explosive screenshots of the game after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, PC, PS4 | Tagged

Former Burnout developers at Three Fields reveal they’re working on a racing game


Several founding members of Criterion, including Creative Director Alex Ward, split away from the Burnout developer in 2014 to form Three Fields Entertainment. Since then, the small company released their debut game, Dangerous Golf, and pledged to continue working on new titles “in a healthy and sustainable way.”

That brings us to yesterday, which is when Ward revealed the team is returning to their racing roots using the most low-key announcement I’ve ever seen:

Will this new game look to Burnout for inspiration? It’s too early to know for sure, but if the indoor destruction found in Dangerous Golf is any indication, I’m going to say “probably.”

Posted in News | Tagged