SCEA Details Gran Turismo 5 Prologue For U.S.


320w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America today released an updated fact sheet for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, confirming that the U.S. version will feature additional content and features over the original Japanese release.

In total, Prologue will feature 60 selectable cars and 14 additional tuned cars, which include the Ferrari 599, Nissan GT-R and Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Troni. The game will offer six detailed racing tracks and a host of additional game modes. Game modes include Drift Mode, Car Tuning, and two-player split screen racing alongside a variety of offline and online Race Events.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is set to hit the PlayStation Network and as a Blu-ray disc on April 17 at an MSRP of $40. The BD version will come packaged with a behind the scenes video feature called €Beyond the Apex.€

Sony has also revealed that the PAL version of GT 5 Prologue will contain some additional features too (above what was in the Japanese release). They include: 2 Player Battle-split screen mode, Vehicle Tuning, Drift Trial mode, New Event Structure, Additional track with 2 layouts - High Speed Ring, Over 30 additional cars, Track Guide Videos, AI Difficulty setting, Driving line and a New Opening Movie.

Press Release:

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the robust vehicle roster, track list and a host of additional features for the April 17 North American availability of Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, exclusively on PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest installment of the billion dollar selling racing franchise and intense precursor to Gran Turismo(TM)5.

Headlining the roster of over 60 vehicles and 14 additional tuned cars is the Ferrari 599, the Nissan GT-R and the Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Tronic. Players can race these cars and many more around six meticulously rendered tracks, including Daytona International Speedway(R), London City track and a series favorite, High Speed Ring. Furthermore, additional features will be available to North American consumers, including a Drift Mode, Car Tuning, two-player split screen racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events.

"This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. "Fans are sure to be pleased with the first Gran Turismo product for sale on PLAYSTATION 3."

Vehicle Roster
Acura NSX '91
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
Art Morrison Corvette'60
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07
BMW 135i Coupe '07
BMW 135tii '08
BMW M3 Coupe '07
BMW Z4 '03
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
Dodge Viper GTS
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
Ferrari 512BB '76
Ferrari 599 '06
Ferrari F40 '92
Ferrari F430 '06
Ford Focus ST '06
Ford GT '05
Ford GT Tuned Car
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
Honda Integra TYPE R '04
Honda NSX Type R '02
Jaguar XK Coupe '06
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
Lexus IS F '07
Lexus IS F Tuned Car
Lotus Elise 111R '04
Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Lotus Elise '96
Lotus Elise Tuned Car
Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Tuned Car
Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
Mini Cooper-S '06
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
Nissan GT-R '07
Nissan GT-R Proto '05
Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
Peugeot 207GTI '07
Peugeot 307cc Premium AVN '04
RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
Suzuki Cappuccino '95
Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Suzuki Cervo SR '07
Suzuki Swift Sport '07
Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
TVR Tamora '02
TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05
Track List

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature six tracks, each with two track layouts.

Suzuka Circuit Eiger Nordwand
Fuji Speedway London City Track
Daytona International Speedway(R) High Speed Ring

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for North America

-- Drift Mode -- The player's drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
-- In Depth Car Tuning -- Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle's performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
-- Two-player Split Screen Racing -- Allows players to race head-to-head against friends and foes offline.
-- New Race Events -- New racing events and time trials are available for players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and revolutionary modes to harness the PS3's capabilities while further developing an automotive lifestyle and global community. Among them is Gran Turismo(TM)TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION(R)Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content. A new in-cockpit view features real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle. More dynamic and adjustable Artificial Intelligence, a user homepage called My Page and a new physics engine round out some of the other features players can expect in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. To extend the realistic driving experience, Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller, which has vibration functionality.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION(R)Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".

Additional game features included in the PAL version (above what was in the Japanese release):

2 Player Battle - split screen mode
Vehicle Tuning
Drift Trial mode
New Event Structure
Additional track with 2 layouts - High Speed Ring
Over 30 additional cars
Track Guide Videos
AI Difficulty setting - Adjust the difficulty of the competitor cars you race
Driving line - to help you taker the best lines around the tracks
New Opening Movie

Also, click through for the car list. I. Really. Can€t. Wait. For This. One!

GT5 Car List. Hell yeah!

Lexus IS F €07
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur €02
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S €07
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP €06
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept €07
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP €07
Nissan GT-R Proto €05
Nissan GT-R €07
Honda Integra TYPE R €04
Acura NSX €91
Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) €07
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR €05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package €07
Suzuki Cappuccino €95
Suzuki Swift Sport €07
Daihatsu Copen Active Top €02
Daihatsu OFC-1 €07
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 €06
Dodge Viper GTS €02
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium €07
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic €07
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro €07
BMW Z4 €03
BMW 135i Coupe €07
BMW M3 Coupe €07
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG €02
Volkswagen Golf GTI €01
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK €06
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 €06
Ferrari 599 €06
Ferrari F430 €06
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione €91
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V €00
Lotus Elise 111R €04
Lotus Elise €96
TVR Tuscan Speed 6 €00
Honda NSX Type R €02
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) €02
Mazda RX-8 Type S €03
Ford GT €05
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA €05
Mini Cooper-S €06
Volkswagen Golf V GTI €05
TVR Tamora €02
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe €06
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe €06
Ford Focus ST €06
BMW 135tii €08
Ferrari F40 €92
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS €06
Suzuki Cervo SR €07
Ferrari 512BB €76
Jaguar XK Coupe €06
Art Morrison Corvette€60
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
Mine€s BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base €06
Blitz Dunlop ER34 €07
Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evoluttion IX GSR Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
Ford GT Tuned Car
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Lotus Elise Tuned Car



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ps3fux0r's Avatar
#4 - ps3fux0r - 319w ago
Great stuff! i really can't wait till the PAL release i've played and dearly loved all the previous gt games, the hd concept and the japenese demo, so my expectations are high for this installment. For those who need more persuading about the sheer awesomeness of this game, look at this screen:

http://www.ps3focus.nl/v3/nieuws/bekijk.php?id=8753

GTGOSH's Avatar
#3 - GTGOSH - 319w ago
Nice to hear! It's great we have all high performance cars on this Prologue. I saw '07 model like Lexus IS-F or BMW M3 Coupe '07. I am looking forward to test both of them over the limit and one against each other!!!

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#2 - SouthendRage - 319w ago
Nice, thats a big improvement, double the cars, extra track, new modes, heck this is gonna be awesome, especcially that F40.

smokalot66's Avatar
#1 - smokalot66 - 319w ago
I played the Japanese version for a very long time and can it hardly expect to play the still better US version.













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