16th June 2010 - As mentioned in our summary of the Sony E3 2010 Conference, Gran Turismo 5 has finally got a release date. They also announced a Collector's Edition. Sony's press releases as on the official Gran Turismo website are as follows:
GT5 Release Date Announcement
Today at the Sony E3 press conference in Los Angeles, California, it was revealed to much fanfare that the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 5, exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system, will be in stores on November 2, 2010.
Since its debut over 10 years ago, the Gran Turismo franchise has set the standard for racing games in graphics, driving physics, depth, and variety. The release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue in 2008 for the PlayStation3 console gave fans a glimpse of some of the technological advancements to come in Gran Turismo 5. And now, Gran Turismo 5 is set to raise the bar again with an unprecedented 950+ cars, a wealth of online multiplayer and community features, and just about every style of racing imaginable, all built around a brand-new advanced physics engine and Gran Turismo's signature cutting-edge graphics.
GT fans will finally be able to experience what will be the biggest and best Gran Turismo game ever, and a limited Collector's Edition for Gran Turismo 5 will also be available. Retailing for $99.99 SRP, the Collector's Edition features a must-have collection of items hand-picked for Gran Turismo fans. Click here to learn more information about the Collector's Edition. Quantities will be limited, so serious Gran Turismo fans should pre-order their copy.
Finally, Gran Turismo 5 will offer exclusive in-game cars as pre-order incentives, including a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Nissan GT-R GT500, a McLaren F1 and more. Each car features an exclusive Gran Turismo-themed livery custom-designed by Polyphony Digital, with select performance upgrades over the standard versions of the cars available in the game. Pre-orders offers are coming soon at participating retailers. These pre-order cars are available for both the standard and Collector's Edition versions.
GT5 Collector's Edition Announcement
Today Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the Gran Turismo 5 Collector's Edition, releasing on November 2 alongside the stand-alone version. The Collector’s Edition features a must-have collection of exclusive items hand-picked for Gran Turismo fans. Quantities will be limited, so serious Gran Turismo fans should pre-order their copy at their local retailer now.
Retailing for $99.99 SRP, the Collector's Edition includes a 1:43 scale collectible diecast car, a 300-page guide to cars and racing techniques, a GT-branded key chain, a voucher for five (5) DLC cars, and a numbered certificate of authenticity, all housed in stylish, premium packaging.
Collector's Edition Content Details:
- Gran Turismo 5 game.
- Exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho.
- In-depth 300-page car-lover’s guide written by the experts at Polyphony Digital, covering everything from the history of the modern automobile to driving techniques and game reference material.
- Custom etched Gran Turismo key chain.
- Voucher for five (5) exclusive high-end cars with custom Gran Turismo livery and performance upgrades.
- Numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Custom collector’s packaging.