With the long-awaited release of Gran Turismo 5 finally getting closer, the time has come for Sony to reveal the goods that will come packaged in the Signature Edition. This edition is a set up from the Collector's Edition, which comes with a 1:43 scale model of a 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V, a 300 page car guide, a keychain and 5 downloadable cars - you can check out the full details of the Collector's Edition here.
So how does a company one-up an already impressive limited edition release? Why, take a look above! Sony has included a few more bonuses for the hardcore fans which are all kept inside that sexy black metal box - here's the scoop on the content:
- Metal sculpted box finished in SLS AMG Obsidian Black
- Exclusive GT branded SLS AMG 1:43 model car
- GT leather wallet containing Signature Edition competition entry card
- Branded USB key with Polyphony/Mercedes-Benz trailer
- GT branded metal key fob
- Signature Edition coffee table book featuring the beautiful cars and locations of Gran Turismo 5
- 200 page Apex drivers magazine with hints on driving technique, car tuning, future technologies and more
- five in-game ‘ChromeLine’ Collector’s Edition cars plus six ‘Stealth’ vehicles
The actual model car warrants a "Sick Desk Swag Of The Year" award, and may just go right next to my Vault Boy Bobblehead. The wallet and magazines are a nice touch, with the USB drive and Coffee / Art Book provided the usual features in a limited edition bundle. For those wondering, the competition entry card will enter gamers in a contest to win a real Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG car (for those in Europe, Sony says details will be coming out soon - hold tight)! The downloadable cars here, which total eleven bonus vehicles, are reportedly different then the Nissan-based line-up of the Collector's edition, but we'll have to wait to find out what these Stealth and Chromeline vehicles are.
A Ferrari is a pretty "Stealth" vehicle when it flies by you at 202 miles per hour.
Now, here comes the part that will be disappoint many-a-gamer. According to sources, the Signature Edition sets you back 179 euros, as opposed to be Collector edition's simple 79 euros, effectively making it the most expensive limited edition I've ever heard of. I know model cars are expensive, that they use genuine metals, that everything looks new-age and gorgeous, but damn, that's a whole lot of money.
Will you be getting the Signature or Collector editions, Ranters? Does the cost scare you?
Gran Turismo 5 will hit the road on November 2 for us North Americans, and will feature both the 2D and 3D versions of the game on the same disc. If you're sitting on the fence, you can check out Game Rant's early trial of the 3D version right here.