133w ago - Update: According to 4news.it (and IGN UK), the official release dates of Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 are: November 26 in EU (including Italy), November 27 in the US and November 30 in the UK.
Last month we reported that Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 was delayed but would arrive before Christmas, and today Hrabi at GTPlanet.net appears to have confirmed that sharing some pictures of what appears to be a leaked EUR GT5 PlayStation 3 game, box art and GT5 PS3 Trophies.
According to NicaGamerz.com, this copy is made in Austria where it was apparently given to reviewers and leaked, followed by a picture of what may be the first person in the world playing Gran Turismo 5 shown below.
136w ago - What is quickly becoming one of the most delayed PS3 titles this year, European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has announced today that the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 release won't be available on November 3 but will arrive before Christmas this year.
To quote: We are sorry to say that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on the previously announced release date of November 3rd, but the game will be released before Christmas.
We sincerely apologise to GT fans for the delay, however creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating a racing experience of the highest quality.
We are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches later this year. We'll have more information for you in the near future.
139w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has shared a video today where Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi test drives ModNation Racers on the PS3.
To quote: It's not everyday that the creator of the biggest racing franchise EVER takes another racing game for a spin... and has a good time doing it! On top of that Air Raid is available to all tomorrow on the PSN!
Artist Spotlight: Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator/Producer of Gran Turismo
Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend behind the Gran Turismo franchise, has a passion for racing, a passion that has led to over 56 Million copies of Gran Turismo shipped to date.
As he prepares to launch his greatest creation yet (Gran Turismo 5 hits shelves November 2nd!) he took a moment to tell us what drives him and his team, shares memories of creating his first game, and what he thinks about racing... ModNation style!
Take Flight with Air Raid this week!
Whether he's soaring through the skies off jumps or shooting Hydra missiles at his latest opponent, Air Raid will not stop at nothing to win the race. Once in the crosshairs of his one-of-a-kind Fighter Plane Kart, you better say your prayers! Available as a separate Mod ($.99),...
139w ago - Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has announced today that Gran Turismo 5 is preparing to team with Honda in a massive New York Times Square event, as follows:
Gran Turismo fans! If you're in New York this Thursday, we will be part of a major Honda event in the middle of Times Square to celebrate the launch of their CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe.
In addition to tons of displays, interactive elements, and on-stage entertainment (N.E.R.D.!), we will have a number of racing sleds available for consumers to come by and play the latest build of Gran Turismo 5 in glorious stereoscopic 3D, featuring the all-new CR-Z.
Honda will have a huge 3D Spectacolor screen installed to show off their new "Eclipse" commercial in 3D (at 46th, between Broadway and 7th), and there will be a host of other 3D content that will be showcased at the event.
Some other items to keep an eye out for:
• Exclusive musical performance by N.E.R.D. at the Honda Stage at 12:30pm located on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
• Interactive CR-Z vehicle displays
• Racing simulators for fans to play Gran Turismo 5 in 3D, featuring the CR-Z...
140w ago - Today Kotaku.com (linked above) has shared some pictures (below) of a new Gran Turismo 5 Titanium Blue PS3 bundle, which will be hitting Japan later this year.
PlayStation 3 owners who love GT5 will definitely appreciate this new PS3 bundle, if you don't mind spending about $420 US for it of course.
To quote: "Sony had exactly one Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle on the Tokyo Game Show floor giving us an in-person peek at perhaps the prettiest of PlayStation 3s.
The console comes with a matching "Titanium Blue" DualShock 3 controller and a limited edition copy of GT5, plus a warm sense of ownership, for just 35,980 yen. That's about $420 USD if you're thinking of jumping in.
The Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle arrives (in Japan) on November 3."