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July 25, 2012 // 5:44 pm - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has officially announced today that Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition is coming soon to fans!

To quote: I am pleased to announce today a brand new version of Gran Turismo 5 that will be heading your way early this Autumn to celebrate the fourth year of the collaboration with Nissan on the ground-breaking GT Academy program.

Titled Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition, this rather nice package comes brimming with a whole host of extras, including the following content previously available on PlayStation Store:

• Complete Pack (Car Pack, Course Pack, Special Paint Pack, Racing Gear Pack)
• Car Pack 2
• Car Pack 3 and Course Pack 2
• The Nissan GTR driven in this year's Nurburgring 24 hour race by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

The price for this exhilarating bundle of fun? €29.99/£19.99 or your local currency equivalent.

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi had this to say about this special edition package.

GT Academy has captured the imagination of many Gran Turismo fans. It is exciting to watch what Lucas Ordonez, 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.

GT5: Academy Edition is due for launch on 26th September and there is more news yet to come on this title, so keep an eye here and for more information.

In the meantime check out the story of Lucas Ordonez as enacted by the man himself in this specially created trailer. Enjoy!

Sony Announces Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition is Coming Soon

Sony Announces Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition is Coming Soon

Sony Announces Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition is Coming Soon

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#3 - Olegsk - July 31, 2012 // 3:25 pm
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Sooo... this is like european GT5 XL?

#2 - HeyManHRU - July 26, 2012 // 8:59 am
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Wow, this game has been released 2 years ago and they haven't stopped adding to the game. If only more games would do this instead of selling a new games every year.

#1 - pandulce1 - July 26, 2012 // 2:53 am
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I like the included DLC content and the price, but it won't be playable on CFW.