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Old 06-02-2009, 12:38 AM
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Forza Motorsport 3

Coming in October 2009
Pricing: $59.99 U.S. (ERP), $79.99 U.S. for Limited Collector’s Edition

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Product Overview: Whether it’s an exotic sports car like the new Audi R8 V10, a classic American muscle car like the Ford GT or a hot Asian import like the Nissan 370Z, everyone has a dream car. Now you can drive that dream with Turn 10’s latest racing epic. Launching this October exclusively for Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsport 3” unites the racing game genre making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe. With breathtaking HD graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, “Forza Motorsport 3” includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels.

Your escape into the world of car culture in “Forza Motorsport 3” doesn’t stop at the track. Turn 10 is a proven leader in user-generated content creation in games. “Forza Motorsport 3” further fuels the imaginations of its already thriving community of painters, tuners and photographers with improved customization tools and brand new ways to share creations with the world via Xbox LIVE*. Xbox LIVE makes your journey into the “Forza Motorsport” community and the world of user-generated content easy and fun.

A love of cars lives in all of us. “Forza Motorsport 3” is the automotive playground we’ve all been waiting for.

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Where dreams are driven: The cars and tracks. Featuring the latest and greatest production offerings as well as the world’s fastest and most exotic street cars, “Forza Motorsport 3” offers more than 400 fully customizable and tunable cars from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers. Whether your passion is classic American muscle cars, European roadsters, purpose-built race cars or high-tech Asian imports, “Forza Motorsport 3” puts you in the cockpit of the cars you love. In addition to the return of world-famous tracks from previous “Forza Motorsport” games, including Suzuka, Nürburgring Nordschleife and the Sebring International Raceway, “Forza Motorsport 3” invites you to conquer the corners on more than 100 tracks, including some of the most beautiful road courses in the world. New environments like the gorgeous mountainous Montserrat region in Spain, the rugged Amalfi Coast in Italy and the American Southwest are presented in such majestic detail that you might find yourself pulling over just to take it all in.

The look and feel of a modern racing game: Forza is the definitive racing game. “Forza Motorsport’s” appreciation of the automobile is due in large part to the team’s attention to detail. This is why automotive engineers from manufacturers like Audi and champion race teams like Peugeot as well as experienced computer graphics specialists from across Microsoft have all teamed up with Turn 10 to make “Forza Motorsport 3” the most beautiful and realistic racing game ever made. All 400-plus cars in the game have been built with more than 10 times the amount of polygons as “Forza Motorsport 2.” This includes painstakingly researched cockpits and interiors for every vehicle. But realism isn’t just about pretty graphics. Turn 10 takes realism to new heights, leading the industry with the most advanced physics model, artificial intelligence and damage calculations. Whether it’s the differences in how each car handles through the corners, how the engines sound at top speed or how different tires and upgrades impact your car’s performance, you’ll find yourself leaning into your turns as if you were really behind the wheel of your favorite ride.

It’s easy to go for a spin: “Forza Motorsport 3” redefines the racing genre. Simulation games can be too hard for some players. “Forza Motorsport 3” rises above the distinction between simulation and arcade games. Using a myriad of cutting-edge driving and gameplay assist such as auto-braking, gameplay rewind and auto-tuning, “Forza Motorsport 3” delivers an experience where everyone can have fun behind the wheel, regardless of your skill and dexterity. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned racing game pro, “Forza Motorsport 3” caters to how you drive and evolves with you over time as your skills increase.

Express your car passion: User-generated content and Xbox LIVE. Painters and tuners will once again be able to showcase creativity through the celebrated Livery Editor, Auction House and deep tuning garage in “Forza Motorsport 3.” The car is literally the artistic canvas as some of the world’s most creative car painters and designers find new layers of depth and freedom to create shocking visual masterpieces before sharing them with others over Xbox LIVE*. Each car in “Forza Motorsport 3” is fully upgradable, allowing gear heads to take on the challenge of turning a Honda Civic into a supercar killer. New Xbox LIVE Leaderboards celebrate not only the greatest racers but also the most prolific car tuners and painters in the community.

Play your way: New game modes. “Forza Motorsport 3” is an epic racing game featuring more content and more ways to play than any racing title today. An innovative single-player season mode puts you through a completely personalized racing calendar that includes more than 200 different events, including Circuit, Oval, Drag, Drift and Timed Events. No two calendars are the same; they react to the cars you love and the races you enjoy most. In addition, the online multiplayer mode* gains an all-new game rules editor. This gives players a never-ending variety of ways to play with friends. Whether you’re a speedster, dragster, drifter, painter, tuner or just a lover of cars, “Forza Motorsport 3” is the definitive racing game for you.
I really cant stand when companies use grandiose and sweeping comments/advertising. Really gets on my nerves. But other than that, this and F2 might be a reason to get a 360. However, I also look forward to GT5. The audi advertising, is a little much.

Also, short youtube video


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List of confirmed cars and tracks are as follows.

Road Cars:
Corvette Z06
Corvette ZR1
Alfa Romeo 8C
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
Audi R8 4.2L V8
Audi R8 5.2L V10
BMW 135i
BMW E92 M3
Cadillac 2009 CTS-V
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
Ferrari California
Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Fiat 500
Ford 1968 Shelby Mustang GT-500KR
Ford GT
Ford RS200
Honda Civic
Honda NSX
Jaguar XKR
Lamborghini LP640-4
Lotus Elise
Lotus Evora
Maserati Gran Turismo
Mercedes-McLaren SLR
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
MINI Cooper S
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
Nissan 370Z
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Skyline GT-R R33
Pagani Zonda C12-S
Porsche 997 GT2
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Tesla Roadster
TVR Sagaris

Race Cars:
#2 Audi Sport North America R8
#7 Team Bentley Speed 8
#8 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI
#15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR
# 6 Team Cadillac Northstar LMP-02
#30 MOMO Doran Racing F333 SP
#3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo 1C
#8 Peugeot Sport 908
#3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020
#2 Audi Sport North America R10 TDI

Tracks
Confirmed

* Sebring - found in news article below
* Camino Viejo de Montserrat #2 - named in image gallery
* Ladera Test Track #2 - named in image gallery
* Suzuka - found in news article
* Nurburgring nordschleife - found in news article
* Iberian raceway (its a little difficult to read, anyone got a better quality version of the video)
* silverstone - side by side photo's confirmed audi picture was silverstone
* Le mans - confirmed in video available on XBL
* some sort of drag strip/area - drag racing confirmed in news article
* at least one oval - speedway racing confirmed in news article

Expected but not officially confirmed

* Camino Viejo de Monserrat #1 - if #2 is in the game, #1 is expected
* Ladera Test track #1 - as above
* Montpellier - in customisation video, landin is seen drifting for a second or so. could someone please confirm if the track is Montpellier or not
* Costa Del Amaifi - the location of this track is mentioned in one of the news articles as a place you can race
* Bathurst - aussie tracks confirmed in a radio interview of dan, but no specific mentions. bathurst is by far the most popular aussie track though
* many FM1 and FM2 tracks
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:42 AM
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thanks for posting, didn't know there was going to be another one. still play the second one.
road courses = shit yes!
cockpit views = yes please (but how will it adapt to modifications?)
also good ot hear they're gonna keep refining the audio too.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:04 AM
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If this has GTR type gameplay (most likely not though), I will be way excited. But the visuals from the video look spectacular. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:06 AM
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it's a mix, it's part sim (enough to be challenging) but with arcade elements, especially when you turn the aids on.
that's why i lol'd when they said they rise above the arcade and sim categories...it's just a mix of both.
nowhere near live for speed for example. but a little better than gran turismo
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:03 AM
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it's a mix, it's part sim (enough to be challenging) but with arcade elements, especially when you turn the aids on.
that's why i lol'd when they said they rise above the arcade and sim categories...it's just a mix of both.
nowhere near live for speed for example. but a little better than gran turismo
it easy to be better than Gran Turismo, from every point of view, except the redundant presence of similar cars, like the bazillion limited edition R34s.

Nice sounds simulation, nice simulation. deal.
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I'm so jealous it's only for Xbox... I wish it's on PC... T_T
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Looks great, my 360 has been spending too much time in its box in my wardrobe. I shall use it again.
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well, I had been counting the days for this one........I got the TRROD last night though.....my parents thought I was fighting with my gf I was swearing and yelling so much
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Sorry to hear that, my first one did that too.

This game looks really good. I always thought that race sim games didn't do the races quite right, I wanted some system where you look them up online or in simulated newspapers and register a calendar, and it looks like they're coming up with something similar (sort of like Tiger Woods golf tournament calendar system I guess?), I'm so excited about that. They could have the graphics exactly the same and I'd still be excited.
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My problem with this game is that, if the last one pushed both the graphics and the calculations to the 360 limits, what is the calculations going to be when you dump more resources into visuals. Given a finite amount of power, something has to give. Im guessing that this wont be as powerfull as FM2. My 2cents
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