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Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan has announced (via 4Gamer.net) a “Christmas present for Gran Turismo 5 fans” in the form of three free cars: a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, a BMW M3 Coupe and a Jaguar XJ13 (above, from left to right).
These “Chrome Line” cars will be available for free on the PlayStation Store from December 24th through January 31st. No word was given on what happens after the free download ends or whether or not these presents might be offered to Gran Turismo 5 fans who live outside Japan. As it stands right now, the Lamborghini and BMW are only available as bonuses for owners of the Collector’s Edition and the Jaguar is promotional extra available via a Gran Turismo 5 Facebook app.
How does Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi feel now that Gran Turismo 5, his chief project for the past half-decade or so, is finally in drivers’ hands?
“I’m frankly elated we got the thing out,” he told Japan’s Famitsu magazine in a postmortem interview published this week. “We released things like Gran Turismo HD Concept and the PSP Gran Turismo along the way, but those projects weren’t as difficult for us because we could perceive the endpoints for them from the start. For GT5, though — the next flagship game in the series — I wanted our goals to be more nebulous. I didn’t want GT5 to be too predictable, which meant that it wasn’t predictable for us, either. We just had to peck away at it over time, and it was rough. Releasing GT5 after GT4 wasn’t a given, after all. There was every chance the series would’ve ended with GT4 — it was like ‘No way! We can’t make this!’ From that perspective, it really does make me glad that it’s out.”
Yamauchi himself spent November 24, the day of GT5′s launch, in Spain’s capital city of Madrid. “This was the first time we’ve had a simultaneous worldwide release, but that means there’s just a single day to work with, so I had trouble figuring out where I should station myself,” he recalled. “I had offers from around the US and Europe, people telling me there’ll be a huge line at such-and-such shop and I should come and sign autographs. Ultimately, though, what happened was that the city of Madrid held a full-on event for us. There were displays and cars laid out all over the city, and they put up a giant party space in the atrium of city hall. It goes without saying that Europe is GT’s biggest market, so that’s what made me decide upon the Madrid event. It might very well be the biggest launch event I’ve ever been involved with.”
The promised damage patch for Gran Turismo 5 is now available, reports Kotaku. You can pick from the three levels of car damage in the game, then proceed to wreck those beauties without actually paying a hefty repair bill.
While it should alleviate some confusion about the car damage in the game, you’ll need to know where to look to access it. The option is only available in the “Lounge” portion of the main menu, and can’t be found in the campaign or arcade mode menus.
This is just one of many possible updates due for the game, including online lounges, an option to remove the in-game HUD, and YouTube replay uploads. Some of Creator Kazunori Yamauchi original ideas seem too ambitious even for a patch, like giving players the ability to explore the city freely and even get out of the car to look around on-foot.
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There’s no such thing as Black Friday in Japan but you’d never guess that from looking at the latest Media Create sales figures (via 4Gamer.net). Numbers were way up on both the hardware and software charts, thanks largely to the highly anticipated release of Gran Turismo 5. Not only did consumers buy 430,707 copies of the new racing game (more copies than last week’s top ten software combined), they also purchased 68,840 PlayStation 3 consoles, twice the number they bought the week before.
The top three games on the chart were all newcomers. Making its debut in second place was the latest Super Robot Wars (aka Super Robot Taisen) game, selling 129,054 copies. This is the third entry in the series to be released this year on the Nintendo DS. In third place was Mario Sports Mix, a Wii sports game that includes Mario characters as well as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest characters.