If you haven't yet indulged in the splendid simulation that is Gran Turismo 5 , you're about to be given even more incentive.

As revealed at the European PlayStation Blog , the GT5 Academy Edition will be racing onto store shelves in Europe on September 26 for only "€29.99/£19.99 or your local currency equivalent."

As you might expect, the package includes plenty of extra content, along with a very cool bonus; check it out:

Yep, they're including the virtual version of the car Yamauchi actually drove in the iconic race. As for the series creator, here's what he had to say about this new Edition:

"GT Academy has captured the imagination of many Gran Turismo fans. It is exciting to watch what Lucas Ordóñez, Jordan Tresson, Jann Mardenborough and Bryan Heitkotter in the USA, are achieving in their new racing careers with Nissan.

People can now see that it is possible to make the switch from being a fast gamer to become a real racing driver. We wanted to mark the tremendous success of GT Academy with the very latest version of GT5."

There's no knowing if the Academy Edition will come to the US but chances are, it will. At the end of the post, they tell you to keep an eye out for more news on this special package, and to check the official website for more information. It's no real surprise that it gets announced for Europe first; they're even nuttier about car racing than we are.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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faraga
faraga
8 years ago

I payed twice that money for the full game at launch and I'll still have to pay more if I want to get the DLC too. Now people who waited two years will be getting all this for a lot less.

I am somewhat disappointed.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

Isn't that how it always is for everything anyway? Personally I paid over a hundred dollars for the limited edition plus over 25 dollars worth of DLC. Those who wait will always get the cheaper version, which I'm planning with the Vita. ūüôā

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

That GTR can actually be purchased in the game's dealership after the 2.0 update, so whoever owns the game now gets that too… unless it's the 2012 version or something.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

Yup, he did drive a different version this year. The GTR on this one has a slight different body kit, wings, and of course livery.

Also, there are supposedly other "content" that we may be excited about this edition that we haven't heard about yet. I'm honestly not gonna hold my breath for it, but every new content is welcomed.