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March 06 2008

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Vehicles, Tracks and Additional Features Confirmed for Gran Turismo™5 Prologue in North America

Famed Racing Franchise’s 5th Installment Will Include Over 60 Vehicles, Six Tracks and a Host of Additional Features for North American PLAYSTATION®3 Users

PlayStation.com

FOSTER City, Calif., March 6, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the robust vehicle roster, track list and a host of additional features for the April 17 North American availability of Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue, exclusively on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).  Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest installment of the billion dollar selling racing franchise and intense precursor to Gran Turismo5.  Headlining the roster of over 60 vehicles and 14 additional tuned cars is the Ferrari 599, the Nissan GT-R and the Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Tronic.  Players can race these cars and many more around six meticulously rendered tracks, including Daytona International Speedway®, London City track and a series favorite, High Speed Ring.  Furthermore, additional features will be available to North American consumers, including a Drift Mode, Car Tuning, two-player split screen racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events.

“This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’s stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA.  “Fans are sure to be pleased with the first Gran Turismo product for sale on PLAYSTATION 3.”

Vehicle Roster


Acura NSX '91 Lotus Elise 111R '04
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06 Lexus IS F '07
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06 Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo Lotus Elise '96
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS Lotus Elise Tuned Car
Art Morrison Corvette'60 Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07 Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07 Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
BMW 135i Coupe '07 Mini Cooper-S '06
BMW 135tii '08 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   GSR '05
BMW M3 Coupe '07 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
BMW Z4 '03 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06 Nissan GT-R '07
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car Nissan GT-R Proto '05
Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02 Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Daihatsu OFC-1 '07 Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
Dodge Viper GTS Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
Ferrari 512BB '76 Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
Ferrari 599 '06 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
Ferrari F40 '92 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
Ferrari F430 '06 Suzuki Cappuccino '95
Ford Focus ST '06 Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Ford GT '05 Suzuki Cervo SR '07
Ford GT Tuned Car Suzuki Swift Sport '07
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07 Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
Honda Integra TYPE R '04 TVR Tamora '02
Honda NSX Type R '02 TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
Jaguar XK Coupe '06 Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91 Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05


Track List


Suzuka Circuit Eiger Nordwand
Fuji Speedway London City Track
Daytona International Speedway® High Speed Ring

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for North America

  • Drift Mode – The player’s drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
  • In Depth Car Tuning – Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle’s performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
  • Two-player Split Screen Racing – Allows players to race head-to-head against friends and foes offline.
  •  New Race Events – New racing events and time trials are available for players to race both offline and online.  Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and revolutionary modes to harness the PS3’s capabilities while further developing an automotive lifestyle and global community.   Among them is Gran Turismo™TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION®Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content.  A new in-cockpit view features real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.  More dynamic and adjustable Artificial Intelligence, a user homepage called My Page and a new physics engine round out some of the other features players can expect in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. To extend the realistic driving experience, Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, which has vibration functionality.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION®Store.  The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is “E” for “Everyone.”  For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

About Gran Turismo

With more than 48 million units shipped worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo™ franchise for the PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulation ever created due to its true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. Since the inception of the Gran Turismo franchise, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today.  Polyphony Digital’s offerings provide users with the most true-to-life driving simulation in the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system, the PSP™ system and the PS3™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

For more information on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, click here.

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