Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition announced for Europe

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition will be arriving at retailers on September 26th for €29.99 or £19.99. The game features all patches released for GT5 thus far (up to version 2.07) as well as a variety of DLC which includes the exclusive Nissan GT-R recently driven at the N??rburgring 24 hour race by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition Screenshot 1

The following DLC content will be included on the GT5: Academy Edition game disc:

  • Complete Pack (Car Pack, Course Pack, Special Paint Pack, Racing Gear Pack)

  • Car Pack 2

  • Car Pack 3 and Course Pack 2

Yamauchi had this to say about the Academy Edition:

“GT Academy has captured the imagination of many Gran Turismo fans. It is exciting to watch what Lucas Ord????ez, Jordan Tresson, Jann Mardenborough and Bryan Heitkotter in the USA, are achieving in their new racing careers with Nissan.

“People can now see that it is possible to make the switch from being a fast gamer to become a real racing driver. We wanted to mark the tremendous success of GT Academy with the very latest version of GT5.”

Here’s the official box art for Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition:

Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition Box Art

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