Gran Turismo 4

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Racing
Publisher: SCEA

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'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) Gets North American Release Date

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PST

Based on the worldwide best-selling racing videogame franchise that has sold more than 38 million units sold worldwide, Gran Turismo 4 continues to push the technological capabilities of PlayStation 2 to serve as a realistic driving simulation, with broadcast-quality graphics and realistic car physics that exceeds past Gran Turismo titles. Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., Gran Turismo 4 features the largest selection of cars ever provided to gamers, including more than 700 automobiles, encompassing 80 manufacturers worldwide and representing historically significant vehicles up from the first classic car and muscle cars to modern day concept cars. In addition to the vehicles, Gran Turismo 4 features more than 50 courses, a new GT career mode with more than 200 championship races, an all-new Photo mode, highly detailed car customization, and many other gaming options for the auto enthusiast.

Following a successful launch in Japan on December 28, 2004, Gran Turismo 4 has sold more than one million units to date. With the highly anticipated release in North America, Gran Turismo 4 is expected to be one of the best selling titles for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The manufacturer suggested retail price for Gran Turismo 4 will be $49.99 (U.S.) / $69.99 (Canada).

"With the successful history of the franchise and high consumer anticipation from videogame and racing fans worldwide, Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available for PlayStation 2 in the marketplace," said Susan Nourai, director, product and online marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Gran Turismo 4 will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PlayStation 2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension."

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Gran Turismo 4 "E" for Everyone.

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