From the Publisher
The next installment of the award-winning Gran Turismo simulation racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5, is designed for play exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system. Known for its signature beauty and precision, this highly anticipated racer showcases new jaw-dropping cars, real-life tracks, and diverse racing styles. Gran Turismo 5 promises to deliver exciting advancements to the series, and in the process deliver in the most comprehensive racing experience ever. The game supports online racing and features over 950 cars, over 20 courses, 70 variations, the newest hybrid cars and electric cars, a new physics engine, a new in-cockpit view, HD support, and much more.
The Real Driving Simulator is Here
True to its pedigree, Gran Turismo 5 takes the GT series, as well as the simulation racing genre as a whole, to a whole new level. The game features over 1,000 realistically rendered cars. This is nearly 300 more than were included in GT4 for PlayStation 2, and literally several hundred more than what was available in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the first GT game variation developed for PS3. This tremendous list includes standard categories of vehicles, including stock cars, tuned pre tuned vehicles and tunables, but keeping with modern automotive technology GT5 also includes the latest, hybrid and electric car models. Just like any car, these can be raced, but as with their real-life cousins, players can also do things with these cars like monitor battery power as related to speed and other car usage. In addition, GT 5 features over 20 courses, more than 60 variations, a new physics engine allowing for realistic damage, a new in-cockpit view, HD support, and much more.
Multiple Play Modes
Local play options in Gran Turismo 5 include both a single player and split screen two-player arcade mode. GT Mode includes world map, my garage for storing your rides, car dealer, tuning shop, championship race, and license test. Online support through the PlayStation Network includes multiplayer support for up to 16-player races, an open lobby, text/voice chat, private room, online photo album, online replay album, and the ability to export replays to YouTube.
Key Game Features
● 1,000 Vehicles - 170 Premium new models, including hybrids and EVs, and 830 kinds of standard models similar to those seen in previous games.
● Plenty of Courses - Rip it up in more than 20 courses, more than 60 layouts.
● New Physics - The in-game physics system simulation is brand new to the series, and allows for greater realism and damage.
● Arcade Mode - Allows for single race functionality and 2-player battle.
● GT Mode Features - World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Car Washes/Oil Change, Race Championship (Series system, point system), License Test.
● Online Features - 16-player support, Open Lobby, Text / Voice Chat, Private rooms, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, YouTube replay output.
● Photo Mode - Photo Drive and Photo stage.
● Gran Turismo TV - Video output to a PSP or PSP Go, Progressive Download, Improved user interface, continuous play for videos.
● Sound Features - Custom soundtracks pulled from your PS3 hard-drive; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 7.1.
Preorders for the Japanese version of Gran Turismo 5 are welcome to ship on November 3, 2010 at JPY7980 or US$93.90 from NCS. The first printing of the game includes a 300-page Gran Turismo booklet and a slipcase. NCS will also accept reservations for the European limited edition of GT5 tomorrow which includes a diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V and a keychain.
Monday, August 23, 2010
NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Never has the glint of blue sent so many hearts racing. No, it's not a new cerulean-hued sweater on the racks at Uniqlo. It's Sony's Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack which includes an eye-catching Titanium Blue Playstation 3 Slim console. The "Titanium" refers to the metallic sheen that's painted onto the surface of the Playstation 3 which is guaranteed to draw attention and envy since animals, children, and adults are attracted to shiny things and desire them.
The contents of the Racing Pack are as follows:
● Playstation 3 Gran Turismo 5 software
● Playstation 3 Titanium Blue Console with 160GB hard drive
● Playstation 3 Dual Shock 3 Controller
● Playstation 3 Power Cable
● Playstation 3 AV Cable
● Standard USB Cable
North America and Europe are getting special limited editions of the Gran Turismo 5 game which include extra bonuses that the regular edition of the Japanese GT5 game doesn't. However, only the Japanese are getting the Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack which is being released exclusively in Japan.
Preorders are welcome to ship on November 3, 2010 at JPY35,980 or US$519.90 from NCS. Please note that pricing reflects the oppressive Japanese yen to dollar ratio and shipping costs from overseas.
NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kakashi is a central character in the Naruto manga and animation who's a laid back and disaffected hero. Although he is integral to the structure of the Naruto universe, his character is more of guiding influence rather than the focal point. Kakashi is the social glue that keeps a coterie of ninja together.
Toy manufacturer Mega House is going to make Kakashi the focus in a new fixed-posed toy figure that's part of the company's GEM Project lineup. Whereas many toy series' have grouped women characters together in a special lineup, GEM is all about the male heroes; past figures include Gintama's Hijikata Tosiro, Bleach's Hitsugaya Toshiro, and Code Geass R2's Zero. The Kakashi figure is sculpted to 1/8 scale and measures 24cm tall. In addition to the default Kakashi head where his Mangekyo Sharingen eye is covered, a second head shows it uncovered. Megahouse also includes two hands - one which grips a Kunai throwing knife and the other which holds a copy of Icha Icha. Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2010.
Posted by ©NCSX at 11:48 AM