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Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 Gets Holiday '09 Release Date

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268w ago - Update: French site [Register or Login to view links] reports that Gran Turismo 5 will hit Europe on December 11, with [Register or Login to view links] now confirming the release date as well. It's rumored the date will be officially announced at GamesCom Cologne during Sony's August 18th press conference.

Gran Turismo 5 creator Kazunori Yamauchi stated last month that Polyphony Digital will give a GT5 release date for PS3 soon.

That being said, if [Register or Login to view links] is correct then Yamauchi definitely wasn't kidding.

According to Amazon's official listing for North America, Sony will release Gran Turismo 5 on December 29th, 2009.

To quote: The fact that this date falls on a Tuesday only adds more credence since game publishers typically release their titles to retailers on Tuesdays. Oh, and you may remember this little [Register or Login to view links] spilled by SCEE chief executive James Armstrong last December.

Even though this isn't...
 

Uncharted 2 Release Date, Box Art, Pre-order Goodies Revealed

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269w ago - Update: According to Dutch site [Register or Login to view links], the Uncharted 2 European release date will be October 16, 2009.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is almost here, with Sony confirming to Kotaku (linked above) today that the Naughty Dog developed PlayStation 3 game will arrive in the U.S. on October 13th.

To quote: Sony also released Uncharted 2's final box art, reminding us of Mr. Drake's expert ability to hang from ledges and platforms with just one hand.

Combine that with his expertise at maintaining a shirt that's half-tucked, half-not and you'll see why the stubbly treasure hunter's adventures warranted a sequel.

Oh, and speaking of pre-orders, Sony laid out its retailer plans for a quartet of downloadable exclusives with Amazon.com, GameStop, Game Crazy and BestBuy. Golden guns, right after this.

Yes, those are the golden Barettas that Drake can wield in multiplayer, adding a bit of flash to your online death match and "Plunder" competition. They're exclusive to BestBuy, meaning that if you're into sporting golden AK-47s, that should be your pre-order retailer of choice.

Other retailers are getting downloadable exclusive bonuses too, as follows:

• Amazon.com - Exclusive UNCHARTED 2 Treasure...
 

Disgaea 3 Trophy Patch Release Date, Old Saves Incompatible!

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271w ago - Today an NISA News Letter came with the confirmation of the Disgaea 3 PS3 trophy patch release date and some sad news to those who have 200+ hours of gameplay...

To quote: The Disgaea 3 Trophy patch will be available on the PSN on July 16th. There are more than 50 trophies you can accomplish! Since Disgaea 3 was developed without the trophy system, your saved data will not be usuable with this Trophy patch.

So make certain you are prepared to give up your current save data in order to challenge yourself to collecting these trophies!

Please read the press release for more details, and see the complete [Register or Login to view links] (PDF).
 

Atlus Announces Demon's Souls Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses

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272w ago - Atlus has announced both the North American release date and the pre-order bonuses for their first PlayStation 3 title, Demon's Souls.

The game is an open-ended fantasy action RPG that allows the player to create their own character and face off against monsters, making use of a plethora of various weapons, which alter the gameplay.

In addition to a standard version of the game, which includes a new boxart exclusive to the North American release, a deluxe version will also be available, which will include a 150+ page strategy guide (not available for retail) and a collectible outer slipcase. Players who pre-order either version, will also receive an art book featuring designs and concept sketches.

To quote: "Atlus Spoils is all about giving back to our fans and thanking them for their support, and we're excited to be able to do something very special for Demon's Souls," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus.

"On October 6th, PlayStation 3 system owners will be treated to the definitive release of what many consider to be the most innovative action RPG in recent memory.

With both the standard and deluxe versions of the game accompanied...
 

Yamauchi: We Will Give the Release Date of GT5 for PS3 Soon

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273w ago - Despite previous reports that Play.com has confirmed the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 release date of November 27, in a brief interview with [Register or Login to view links] magazine GT series creator Kazunori Yamauchi stated that "We will give the release date of Gran Turismo 5 soon."

To quote: Another surprisingly interesting portion of the interview came when Yamauchi was asked about Gran Turismo 1's development:

AW: How hard was it to make that first game?

KY: It took five years. In those five years, we could not see the end. I would wake up at work, go to sleep at work. It was getting cold, so I knew it must be winter. I estimate I was home only four days a year.

He also mentioned the original game was created by a staff of only 7 people!
 
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