Paradise City has "Paradise City."In a case of getting things just right, EA announced this morning to MTV Multiplayer and GameTrailers that the soundtrack for next month's "Burnout Paradise" will feature Guns N Roses' 1987 "grass is green" and "girls are pretty" anthem "Paradise City."
Players will hear it when they boot up the game on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. They'll hear it during the open-world racing game's lone initial loading screen. PS3 owners will also hear a looped instrumental version before they even boot up the game, just by highlighting an icon for the game on their system menu.
Slash and Axl aren't alone, of course. EA provided Multiplayer a first look at the games' 40-song rock-heavy play-list, which includes Alice in Chains, Twisted Sister and more. The tracks are listed after the jump and will play as gamers race through Paradise City. (Players not into whatever track they hear will be able to press the right bumper or the R1 button to cycle through to the next one).
But there are actually more than 40 songs, and more than just rockers on the roster. The game includes music from Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Boccherini and other classical composers. Has the crash-crazy "Burnout" series gone soft? The classical music tracks start playing when the player lets their "Burnout" car idle for several seconds. The game switches to a screensaver mode. The game's rich color palette dampens to black and white, the camera starts moving on its own, away from the player's idling car. And the classics play. "Burnout" has never been quite so civilized.
How's this for a line-up?
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dance From the "Nutcracker Suite"
Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini, Minuet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Camille Saint-Saens, "Carnival of the Animals"
The rest of the "Burnout Paradise" soundtrack is after the jump. The game will be available on January 22.
"Burnout Paradise" Soundtrack (not including the game's classical music tracks)
Adam And The Ants, "Stand And Deliver"
Agent Blue, "Snowhill"
Airbourne, "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast"
Alice In Chains, "Would?"
Army Of Me, "Going Through Changes"
Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend"
Brain Failure feat. Dicky Barrett, "Coming Down To Beijing"
Brand New , "The Archers Bows Have Broken"
Bromheads Jacket, "Fight Music For The Fight"
Depeche Mode, "Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)"
Faith No More, "Epic"
Guns N’ Roses, "Paradise City"
Innerpartysystem, H"eart Of Fire"
Jane’s Addiction, "Stop!"
Jimmy Eat World, "Electable (Give It Up)"
Junkie XL feat. Lauren Rocket, "Cities In Dust"
Jupiter One, "Fire Away"
Killswitch Engage, "My Curse"
LCD Soundsystem, "Us V. Them"
Make Good Your Escape, "Beautiful Ruin"
Maxeen, "Block Out The World"
Mexicolas, "Come Clean"
N.E.R.D., "Rockstar (Jason Nevins Mix)"
Never Heard Of It*, "Finger On The Trigger"
Operator, "Nothing To Lose"
Permanent ME, "Until You Leave"
Seether, "Fake It"
Senses Fail, "Calling All Cars"
Showing Off To Thieves*, "Everyone Has Their Secrets"
Skybombers, "It Goes Off"
Soundgarden, "Rusty Cage"
Sugarcult, "Dead Living"
The Photo Atlas, "Red Orange Yellow"
The Pigeon Detectives, "I’m Not Sorry"
The Styles, "Glitter Hits (J.J. Puig Mix)"
Twisted Sister, "I Wanna Rock"
*Winner of the second international Burnout Bandslam competition.