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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Gets Price And Date For US

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Well we are almost there folks. GT5 Prologue will be released in April for $39.99. How far are we away from the real GT5? I’m thinking they are gonna milk prologue for awhile and we won’t see GT5 until winter 2008 or possibly January 2009. Here’s the full release from Sony:

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the April 17 North American ship date for
Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, available exclusively on PLAYSTATION(R)3
(PS3(TM)). Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., 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.”
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, an intense precursor to Gran Turismo(TM)5,
features over 60 meticulously detailed vehicles from manufacturers such as
Ferrari, Audi and Nissan. Users will experience the vehicle-specific physics
technology and intricate graphical rendering that Polyphony Digital is
renowned for. Additionally, for the first time in the history of the
franchise, users can race online — at 60 fps (frames per second) in stunning
1080p HD* — with up to 16 vehicles at a time on beautifully rendered tracks
from around the globe, including Daytona International Speedway(R) and a
London City track.
“Ten years following the introduction of Gran Turismo(TM) on PS one(R),
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue delivers the most realistic and technologically
advanced racing experience on any platform,” said Jeff Reese, director,
software marketing, SCEA. “With 1080p graphics, revolutionary online features
like Gran Turismo(TM) TV and the new in-cockpit racing view, the world’s
best-selling racing franchise will once again set the standard for racing
games.”
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and revolutionary
modes to harness PS3 system’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. Additionally, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support
online racing events to foster community competition. A new in-cockpit view
will provide a unique perspective for racers and features real-time gauges and
human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling
of each vehicle. To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5
Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK(R)3 controller, which has
vibration functionality.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is “RP” for “Rating Pending.” For more information
about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

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