European Gran Turismo lovers with a glove compartment full of loose cash are no doubt drooling like mad squirrels today as Sony unveiled two special editions of Polyphony Digital’s long-long-long awaited racing title Gran Turismo 5, one of which will net one lucky player a brand new (real) Mercedes.
- 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 “ChromeLine” Collector’s Edition cars plus six “Stealth” vehicles, both featuring enhanced performance and liveries and an exclusive dynamic theme
Metal fobs and wallets are nice, but what sets the Signature Edition apart is that gamers who purchase it will have the chance to win an actual Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar. To win, players will have to complete a series of in-game challenges, as well as take the top prize at the AMG Signature Edition driving school. The contest specifics haven’t been reveled just yet, but they should be coming along soon. For now, here's a screenshot of the Mercedes to upset you:
North American GT lovers won’t have a chance to compete for the slick ride, since the Signature Edition isn’t releasing here, but fortunate gamers in the following countries will: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The far less glamorous Collector’s Edition will be landing stateside November 2 for $100, and will come with these non-Mercedes items:
- Exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho
- In-depth 300-page car-lover’s guide written by the experts at Polyphony Digital, covering everything from the history of the modern automobile to driving techniques and game reference material
- Custom etched Gran Turismo key chain
- Voucher for five (5) exclusive high-end cars with custom Gran Turismo livery and performance upgrades
- Numbered certificate of authenticity
- Custom collector’s packaging
Anyone out there in a country where the Signature Edition will be available think they'll be throwing down the cash for it and competing for the Mercedes? If so, good luck, and we want to hear all about it a few months from now.
Source: PlayStation Blog Europe