Gran Turismo 5 is coming, which means hardcore racing enthusiasts all over the world are gearing up for their most anticipated title of the generation.

Although the same details concerning the Limited Edition for Japan may not transfer to North America, you'll still want to see the info provided by SCEJ . They've announced the finalized release date, the Limited Edition, and a PS3 bundle: the release date is November 3 and the first print run will be in the form of that Limited Edition, which features some very cool stuff, including a 308-page booklet (car history, tuning tips), and a product code for downloading five additional cars from the PSN. The press release also indicates over 1,000 cars, 20 courses and 70 variations, A-Spec and B-Spec modes, course maker, 3D, face tracking functionality, and the option to carry data across from Gran Turismo PSP.

As if that isn't enough, they also revealed the snazzy GT5 PS3 hardware bundle, which features a 160GB PS3 model, a copy of the first print run version (so, the Limited Edition), a Dual Shock 3 controller, and both the controller and system are "Titanium Blue." It all looks very, very hot. Also, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi spoke at length about the game in question, and all those unbelievable features and details that will set GT5 apart. For us, it's November 2 and hopefully, SCEA will soon tell us about our hardware bundle…

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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Kai200X
Kai200X
12 years ago

The blue PS3 looks great! Blue is my favorite color so I'm really loving it. That said, I still wish we can get the same bundle as Japan. Oh well.

jlch777
jlch777
12 years ago

I really want 1 of those blue slim PS3!!!Looks awesome!

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
12 years ago

Everyone knows blue PS3s don't exist 😛

DaK182
DaK182
12 years ago

they do now


Last edited by DaK182 on 8/18/2010 11:12:28 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

You mean we'll finally have a winner? I better enter the contest real quick!

frostface
frostface
12 years ago

At last, the Blue PS3 giveaway from PSX is upon us…and now with GT5 included, worth the wait eh?

frostface
frostface
12 years ago

I only meant that post as a joke, seems the time is really upon us…good look to the finalists!

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
12 years ago

Yeah no kidding Ben, all these bundles and Signature Editions for EU and Asian territories, I feel left out in the cold =(.

I want a CE, but, I'm still waiting to hear if the US is gonna get any slick Signature editions. Hehe.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

That titanium blue PS3 looks sick.

But I am over it due to GT5's confirmed "track creator".

The time I am going to spend on this game….

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
12 years ago

You know how there have been some "misunderstandings" regarding the slowly leaked GT5 info… Well this track creator is the thing I'm a little dubious about.

At first I thought it might just be karting tracks, like a simple warehouse and a huge pile of tyres we could lay out. Or maybe a track editor like in PGR or Midnight Club.

I know you're well informed on all things GT5, so I just wanted to ask if people really are expecting a full-blown track creator? …it would be totally awesome, but that's the one aspect of the game where I don't wanna have my hopes dashed.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

I take it you don't go to GTPlanet.

For those that don't allow me to inform you.

You can find this info over in the new section of GTPlanet

Rather than being a fully featured editor a feature that, Yamauchi confessed, was tinkered with but deemed too complex – the course maker allows players to select certain set parameters to create a track. A theme can be selected, with the Belgian High Fens or Toscana two examples, and the individual track sectors are then defined.

Sectors are edited individually, with frequency of curves, sharpness of corners, degree of topography and banking angle are set with a series of sliders.

In other words. It's in.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
12 years ago

Yup, that sounds like a pretty extensive track creator.

That's exactly what I wanted to hear, and exactly why I asked you. Cheers, Max.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

No problem sir. I like to punish myself daily when it comes to GT5, and keep up on all the events daily.

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
12 years ago

C'mon, Ben. I can't believe you didn't even mention the blue ps3 giveaway. lllooolll.

spiderboi
spiderboi
12 years ago

*drool*

lucky people. great stuff!

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

Blue is my favorite color, but all my electronics are black, so the blue ps3 would just look awkward on my shelf, but I'd probably buy it anyway and just put it in my bedroom.

I can't resist, please give us a blue ps3 in america. Man this is cool. If they don't do this here, then they should at least do something as cool.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
12 years ago

Yeah same here. I think I'd need to completely redecorate the living room to make a blue PS3 'fit in'. But I'd be tempted to do it. Looks great!

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
12 years ago

I hope they release a blue PS3 stateside, but I doubt it. My wallet is looking cross at me.
What?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Holy ****! That blue ps3 looks amazing!
I want this bundle! Even if the game's in Japanese…

SCEA better prepare this very same bundle for the US

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
12 years ago

I get my racing fix from Wipeout HD Metropia. That track and action is an experience like no other.
Anyway I'm going to buy this game to see what all the hype is about. I've never played a Gran Tourismo game. Is it all that?

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

That blue PS3 is the PsXeXtreme PS3 blue give away… they gave it to Sony to include in a very very special one in a king give away… only one exists so its value is very high… LOL…

🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"


Last edited by Qubex on 8/18/2010 12:50:54 PM

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
12 years ago

HAHA gotta love the comeback of the blue PS3. But quite honestly I bet the regular game itself will sell 10s of millions. I just have that much faith considering how Yamauchi sama is being quite patient and careful with the release of GT5.

Slow and steady wins the race. It's Sony's motto and it's Yamauchi sama's motto.

StangMan80
StangMan80
12 years ago

Oh man, I hope this comes to the US also. I wouldn't mind a second PS3. The blue looks awesome.
I would have to cancel my order from Amazon for the Collector's edition.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

This makes me stomp my feet and scream obscenities at Sony!

Will North America get anything anywhere near as cool as this? Why does Japan get all the sweet colors while we're left to slosh around in black and white??

DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
12 years ago

Now, much Yen is going to have to be dished out for this sucker? Then I can figure how much American money I'm gonna have to give for this awesome thing!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
12 years ago

So, GT5 has a confirmed track editor? I did not know that. I wonder what form it will take, how detailed it will be. Will GT5 be the next iteration in the Play, Create, Share genre?

Sweet. Gotta preorder my Signature Edition soon, before there are none left.
Peace.

faraga
faraga
12 years ago

OMG!! It's the Carbon Uberschall 8!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

LOL! I prefered the original pre-release Rai-Jin myself. YMMV.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Is that the same Blue as the fictional PS3 in our giveaway?

Yukian
Yukian
12 years ago

If this bundle came out on NA, I would most definitely buy it exclusively for the PS3!!! I scratched the earth looking for the Metal Gear Solid PS3 Limited Edition which is Gunmetal Grey (it's fat and still have the 40GB… and sure as hell bought it because it had MGS4 too!)… but this one's Titanium Blue… Titanium Blue, dude!!

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

Like I said in the previous post (https://temp.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/7622.html#leavecomment) we need to get interchangeable faces.

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

Forget the white ps3's. I want a blue one instead. Come on Sony make it happen.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

Oh, you want us to give away the blue PS3? You do? Huh? Yeah?

Fine. 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

At the very least you will be able to sell that adspace.

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

Would it still be a phat one like in the giveaway pic? It wouldn't really matter, just curious that's all.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
12 years ago

Congrats to the finalists.. sad I am not one of them though haha.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

Quick! Everyone enter the giveaway.

Argh! too late, Ben has a list of finalists posted today. Ah well, I will have to look elsewhere…

😉


Last edited by TheHighlander on 8/18/2010 8:51:41 PM

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

haha, i like the little tagline: You'll be the envy of every gamer regardless of your gaming skills.

Classic, where do you guys come up with this stuff? XD

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
12 years ago

Blue for GT5?
I thought it would be red or silver or some kinda hybrid.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
12 years ago

Carbon Fiber case, with a chrome GT5 logo on the top.

RebelJD
RebelJD
12 years ago

The rest of the world so so needs PS3 hardware bundles. Gran Turismo has a worldwide following and a hardware bundle would strike as mega money for Sony.

___________
___________
12 years ago

🙁
why only Japan?
ps3s have not been released here yet?
if i had a nickle for every time something i wanted was regional exclusive……………….

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

The only thing I really cared about was the Grindhouse Set only released in Japan. 🙁

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I would have liked to have seen Sony do a fake aluminum diamond plate skinned PS3 for the GT bundle