GT 5 Spec II arriving in Japan Feb 2012

Sony formally announces arrival of Spec II in Japan; pack to include game and all previous DLC; no formal announcement on European or US release.

After five years in development, Polyphony Digital's PlayStation exclusive racer Gran Turismo 5 shipped 6.37 million units worldwide following its highly anticipated release last November. Publisher Sony has since supported the game, releasing a "Spec 2.0" update and downloadable content pack earlier this year.

Gran Turismo 5 Spec II pack hitting Japan in Feb.

Now, Japanese gaming site Andria Sang is reporting that Sony Japan has formally announced the Gran Turismo 5 Spec II pack, which will include the updated version of Gran Turismo 5 with all the content from the previous update, as well as a product code for downloading the downloadable content released earlier this year.

The site is reporting the Spec II pack will hit store shelves in Japan in February 2012, and it will cost ¥4,980 ($63.99).

The Gran Turismo 5 "Spec 2.0" update offers new interiors for all cars in the game, reduced load times, the ability to save during a lengthy race, and the option to adjust weather conditions.

Additionally, the update includes revisions to the game's Photo and Shuffle modes, offers full support for Logitech's GT5 and GT7 racing wheels, and gives gamers the 2011 versions of 11 NASCAR vehicles.

The DLC offered in the Spec II pack includes new vehicles and tracks.

Sony reportedly told Eurogamer that it has no plans to release the pack in Europe at this time. The publisher has also made no other mention of the pack hitting the US or any other territories.

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lokar82
lokar82

I love GT but I think Codemasters is doing better work now, played the hell out of F1 2010 and Dirt 2 and am just starting their sequels.

rynmls
rynmls

ah ok. its for the late buyers. next..

Amorphis2k
Amorphis2k

So... does this "Spec II" just mean it is a packed version of what I've already downloaded as an update for free?

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Soothsayer42 True enough, i've almost forgot that series, we've been so long without a decent one i've almost forgotten about it. @Albaficas The guy never said Forza surpassed GT in sales, read the comment right before showing idiotic and fanboyistic responses. Even though GT5 IS more simulation than Forza that doesn't mean FM4 is a bad game, a lot of people, including me, prefer Forza over GT, and both ArabrockermanX and me have never did idiocies like your "flopza", we have respected people who like GT5. People's got opinions, if you don't accept that then your place is not on the internet.

Albaficas
Albaficas

ArabrockermanX nope gt5 still got better sales..flopza will NEVER surpass the GT franchise in sales and plz flopza is not a pure simulation while gt is...its a semi simulation go read some news before showing your idiotic comments. read all the major sites....GT THE REAL DRIVING SIMULATOR got it? now go back to flopza

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

@Raxyman dont forget NFS Underground 2.. good times! Now NFS series turned hollywood and make it pure crap..

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Soothsayer42 I'll only disagree with Mario Kart... It's a party game, not a racing one, after all depends a LOT about luck, like all kart games (CTR, Chocobo Racing, S&SASR, etc). If we're talking about the most fun to play racing game i can only say Codemasters is the way to go. With GRID Dirt and F1 games. @zzamaro Even though i DO like Forza better than GT, it isn't polite to come to a GT board and simply speak ill of the game. On the other hand, if you simply say your opinion or preferences you'd likely be flamed nevertheless...

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

Sony rushed GT5 a bit and to top things off for a game with just over 1000 cars they managed to miss out on many popular cars... I still like it for all the interesting cars I run into on it but FM4 beat it IMO.

guertt
guertt

@slippship hi again, you should use your controller instead of the g25 in the menu of gt5. I'm doing it so with the g27.

uncagedpaul_86
uncagedpaul_86

nothing beats cruising around the nurburg ring with 15 other players with "comfort soft" tyres on. hard as hell! got a new 32'' sony tv which makes the game look much better. People seem to forget that u need to have a decent HD tv to get the most out of your games. As for the Forza vs GT thing, you either like red sauce or brown sauce with your fry up

auntbessie
auntbessie

Boring, lost interest in Gran Turismo back in the PS2 era

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

@Gamespot Logitech has no wheels labelled: GT5 and GT7, they are called the G25 and the G27. Please do some proof reading before submitting your articles, thank you.

hakkujin75
hakkujin75

I'm not saying which is better. I'm only saying that I haven't played GT5 since FM4 came out. GT5 will HAVE to add new cars to their game, not just a racing Prius and a heap of Skylines. I'm off of GT5 for good until they do.

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

Sony should do a PS3 160GB + GT5 combo for $199 to kick off the holidays.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

Forza: Better 'Racing' game GT5: Better Simulation But hey, if we want 'racing' lets go to mario kart 7

slippship
slippship

@guertt Go on then I'll agree there. Sound is a tad disappointing even in 5:1. The interface is even harder to play with in GT5 because I use my G25, but then that's my fault. Forza is still a good game mind.

masha2932
masha2932

I really like the Spec II box art

guertt
guertt

the price is way too much. 30$ would be the maximum I would consider and even at that price it would break my heart. :( @slippship yeah you are right. IMO,forza have the best details but the colors are too shiny. gameplay in gt5 is way better but sounds are so bad that its hard to go back playing gt5 after playing forza4.f4 wins the interface easily and also the cars to choose from but again,gt5 have the best gameplay and realistic graphics.

slippship
slippship

The cars still look more realistic than forza even if there are definition issues, cars are too shiny and almost cell shaded in forza. That's even before we get to handling. We've been well supported for GT5, no-one could seriously have issues with it.

danthegamer32
danthegamer32

@anthonycg that's just the price when directly compared to the Yen whihc makes it come out at an inflated price. It'll probably be a lot less than that, maybe 50- 40

Masoodahmedkk
Masoodahmedkk

I could buy a full retail game for $63.99, why pay for this?

onixevil
onixevil

if you are not a GT1 fun then you are not a GT5 fun

Lhomity
Lhomity

@zzamaro Since almost nobody in Japan bought or plays Xbox 360 consoles at all, let alone Forza 4, I'm sure there will be many gamers there interested in this. Particularly those who didn't purchase the original GT5, may find greater incentive to get this one.

anthonycg
anthonycg

@zzamaro Stop trolling. Odds are you don't know the difference between the games and have no real experience racing. And no, speeding on the freeway does not count.

anthonycg
anthonycg

What could they possibly add that makes this worth $63.99? Is that not the price of a FULL GAME?

zzamaro
zzamaro

People still care about GT5? Don't see the point of this, F4 all the way. Besides, that's overpriced considering it's just GT5 and not F4.