This article is about first Burnout Paradise demo. For the later demo, see The Ultimate Box Demo.
A demo of Burnout Paradise with the player driving the Hunter Cavalry, Nakamura Ikusa GT (only available in the Japanese version of the demo), a stunt run, a race, a time trial activity, 4 player online capability, and 9 online challenges (three each for 2, 3, and 4 players) was made available on December 13, 2007 for both PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Store and Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace.
As of January 4, Criterion Games have announced that between January 4th and January 14th the maximum number of players for the online freeburn in the Paradise demo will double to 8 players. With it, a total of 13 new Freeburn challenges will be available for players to attempt - 3 challenges in 5, 6 and 7 player sessions, and 4 new challenges for those playing in 8 player sessions.
In the demo, DJ Atomika states that in San Vanelona (the city in which skate. is based) , "...those skaters can party pretty hard..." which is a reference to EA's other game, Skate.