76w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has announced news of two new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC packs incoming today, namely Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12.
To quote: The online portion of GT Academy 2012 may have ended, but that doesn't mean you should stop playing Gran Turismo 5!
Hitting the PlayStation Store update this week are two new exciting DLCs - The Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12.
Twin Ring Motegi Pack (2 tracks, 4 layouts)
The Twin Ring Motegi is a racing circuit located in Japan that has both an oval and road course. The 2.4km oval 'Superspeedway' is mainly used as the stage for American motorsports, while the 4.8km road course is used for races like the Super GT and Formula Nippon.
In addition to these two tracks, the Twin Ring Motegi Pack also includes the West and East courses that are formed by separating the first and latter half of the road course, letting you enjoy the different technical layouts of the Motegi Track
Scion FR-S '12
The long awaited compact FR (front engine, rear wheel drive) sportscar from Scion carries a 2-liter horizontally opposed engine that gives it a very low center of gravity and great weight distribution, and the car is specifically...
100w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC is incoming this Tuesday, and will include Car Pack 3 alongside a Speed Test Course with details below!
To quote: Hey, GT fans! I'm happy to announce our third batch of premium downloadable content coming to Gran Turismo 5 next Tuesday, January 17, along with some updates to the game itself.
The first piece of content is Car Pack 3 for $5.99, featuring six new cars from both past and present.
Download Car Pack 3 to get your hands on Lamborghini's latest flagship model, the Aventador, along with the Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, the 66′ Volkswagen 1200, Mini Cooper S Countryman, and the new Nissan Leaf.
The second piece of new DLC is the Speed Test Course Pack featuring the Route X test course, which will be available for $3.99. If you caught the PDI-made promotional trailer for the new Acura NSX Concept vehicle (that's right, the NSX is back!!), you've already seen a sneak peek of this new track.
Route X is a massive oval with giant banking corners, allowing you to test your vehicles' maximum speed and performance, plus some beautiful vistas to rush by at 200mph. You'll be...
101w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that the Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition will be hitting PlayStation 3 this month for $39.99.
To quote: I'm happy to announce Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition, a brand-new version of Gran Turismo 5 packed with even more features, functionality, and content.
Here's what you can expect to find inside when it rolls out to stores starting January 17th:
Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition Contents
• Original Gran Turismo 5 game, featuring more than 1,000 cars, 20+ locations with 70+ track layouts, diverse racing styles including rally, track, karting, NASCAR, and more, deep online community features and online racing, plus Gran Turismo TV, Course Maker and more.
• All of the new and improved features and functionality from all free downloadable game updates up through Spec 2.0 included on the disc.
• Voucher good for over $20 worth of DLC content, including the Racing Car Pack, Car Pack 2, Course Pack, Racing Gear Pack, and Paint Pack.
The XL Edition will also feature a new reversible inside coversheet featuring the new Red Bull X2011 supercar, to add a different...
104w ago - Today Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced that new PS3 DLC and update 2.02 is coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week!
To quote: We're excited to announce all of the new content coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week, including our second round of DLC.
Next week you'll be able to download Car Pack 2 for $3.99 and add some fantastic new rides to your garage.
Car Pack 2 includes the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.
There's more good news, because as a special gift anyone who purchased anything from the first batch of DLC will get unlock the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards in the game for free.
The refresh cards will take any car back to being 'as good as new' while maintaining any modifications or paint jobs you have given your motors. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to install the new downloadable update hitting next week.
The free downloadable update coming next week will also add several new enhancements to GT5 as well as correcting some reported issues. A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:
• Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
113w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that the Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update is now live, and confirmed that the PS3 DLC arrives on October 18, 2011.
To quote: After revealing last week all of the great free content coming to Gran Turismo 5, which dropped to $39.99 as of last week, I'm happy to report that the Spec 2.0 update is now live for everyone to download and explore.
And if you're a PlayStation Plus member and have Automatic Downloads enabled, the next time you turn on your PS3 you might find that the update has already been installed. Otherwise, you can launch the game now and update GT5 to Spec 2.0.
The Spec 2.0 update enables you enjoy a new and improved GT5, including interior views for all standard cars, improved physics and AI, faster menus and load times, additional functionality and control in the online racing mode, updated 2011 NASCAR cars, a gorgeous new opening cinematic movie, and much more.