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Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition Hits the Track This September

Posted by Sammy Barker

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A brand new budget version of Gran Turismo 5 will race onto European store shelves on 26th September, publisher Sony has announced. Dubbed the Academy Edition, the £19.99 re-release will come bundled with the original game and all of its DLC. Hopefully it has the racer’s extensive backlog of patches pre-installed, too.

The game is designed to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Sony’s collaboration with Nissan on the “ground-breaking GT Academy programme”.

Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said:

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

You can check out the story of gamer turned real-world racer Lucas Ordóñez in the brand new trailer below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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