Forza Motorsport 3 – Japan Content Previews

Turn 10 has revealed another portion of content of their upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 title for the Xbox 360. While the last batch was all about Le Mans, this time we´ll focus on Japan as Forza 3 will have quite a collection of Japanese cars and tracks.

Three race popular race circuits from Japan will be present in the game, including Suzuka, the Twin Ring Motegi and Tsukuba. Lovers of Japanese automobiles will also be pleased as the title will include plenty of classics such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi as well as brand new vehicles like the 2010 Nissan 370Z.

To top things off, Forza 3 will include plenty of race cars from Japan’s very popular Super GT Championship, including the championship-winning Nissan GT-R GT500. All in all, the title  will bring over 400 cars and 100 tracks to the Xbox 360, the third installment of the Forza series will be released on October 23rd.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/scuderiaecosse/ Scuderia Ecosse

    I wish there was a PC game similar to this. Sigh.

  • Jos

    yea, don’t understand why they stick to outdated hardware that can only handle 8 cars on track.

    also, these shots all have been photo-shopped. or some ingame photomode.

  • UncleChuckle

    It’s not outdated hardware. It’s the detail of the vehicles. Sure, they could lower the detail, but they’d rather have pretty cars. And the fact is over short races, that’s a perfectly fine number of cars.

    Starting to be less and less enthused about this. When I got my Xbox I was excited, but then the E3 presentation left me thinking “Oh dear” (the annoying prick they had hosting it didn’t help), and now it just seems to be an endless stream of photoshopped images.

    Finding myself caring less and less about Forza.

  • carbonfibre

    Ha, their Nissan R390-GT1 is inferior to the modelling efforts of RMT. Well done WSGT2!

  • mikem

    The fact that Forza 3 will be without one of the most important japanese car in the last few years, the Nissan R35 GT-R (Godzilla) sort of make this list japanese cars seem like an afterthought. I understand the reason- supposedly Nissan doesn’t want their GTR to flip over although my suspicion runs deeper than that and has very much to do with Nissan and Polyphony being BFF- but it’s still going to be sorely missed. Imagine not being able to do a GTR vs Porsche 911 GT3 duel at the Nordschliefe. Well, at least there’s the JGTC version although racing 8 cars in 300km race is kinda sad. 16 would at least cover the GT500 starting grid and you need close to 30 to replicate the GT300 grid.

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    Well IF these images have been Photoshopped then its only the backgrounds. The cars look amazing.
    Sold my XBox360 Elite earlier this year. This might tempt me to get another standard one.
    So what wheels can you plug in an XBox ?
    GT5 on the PS3 is tempting too (not least because I can use my Logitech GT Pro wheel) but Im in no rush to get a console again. I`ll decide later in the year I think.

  • mikem

    F1Racer:
    Well IF these images have been Photoshopped then its only the backgrounds. The cars look amazing.
    Sold my XBox360 Elite earlier this year. This might tempt me to get another standard one.
    So what wheels can you plug in an XBox ?
    GT5 on the PS3 is tempting too (not least because I can use my Logitech GT Pro wheel) but Im in no rush to get a console again. I`ll decide later in the year I think.

    These are photomode screenshot. As good as FM3 will be, it’s still only on a console and unless 360 can suddenly a 8 times Full Scaled Anti-Aliasing, but for now it will look closer to this: http://ve3dmedia.ign.com/images/04/86/48669_orig.jpg

    On the 360 you have less option than you would with the PC ad the PS3 (the PS3 can run almost all the PC wheels). The best one for the 360 will be the hard to get Fanatec 911 GT3 or MS Wireless Wheel. The latter is strictly a last resort thing.

  • Sodapop

    I want more than 8 cars dammit. Also if that Nissan R35 GT-R doesn’t have a proper damage model and can’t roll in GT 5 than it’s just a waste of disk space. I just know one of Kaz or Microsoft’s flunkies read these comments, so make it happen!

  • Skillcoil

    I thought it was GT5 when I saw these pics.. no joking

  • http://www.bsimracing.com Arnold Carter Wong

    The SC430 is just so inaccurate, so many details on the car are wrong or either missed. Same for the R390. I really think Turn 10 should hire some better modelers to model the cars.

  • zudthespud

    Give it a break Arnold, it isn’t that bad. Most people don’t care about every little detail.

  • Mark

    zudthespud: Give it a break Arnold, it isn’t that bad. Most people don’t care about every little detail.

    I’ve you (Dan/Turn10) go out in every interview talking about being perfectionists and through how much trouble you go to create perfect tracks and cars, you are setting yourself up to be hold accountable ;)

    Screens from “Photomode” do look really good (draw distance is impressive), hope the gameplay (look) will also be better than in F2 and I might even be tempted to give it a go.

    ,

  • EddieofSWE

    Even if some details is missing, I think this game will be awesome! But if GT5 will have better cardamage, i think GT5 will be better. Anyway, I will buy this game even if GT5 looks better, just becuse I liked Forza 2 a lot! As simulators, i don’t think these games will be good compared to SimBins games. It’s more “just for fun” games. :tongue:

  • erale

    What is wrong with the SC430 Arnold?

    Looks fine to me. Maybe the color of the head light mask isn’t perfect.

    http://www.daisuke-ito.com/photo/img/08sg3_08.jpg
    http://www.daisuke-ito.com/photo/img/08sg9_01.jpg

  • Mr. A

    Meeh… that’s the same Japanese tracks that are available for Forza 2. They could have added some new ones..

  • codename6

    Arnold Carter Wong:
    The SC430 is just so inaccurate, so many details on the car are wrong or either missed. Same for the R390. I really think Turn 10 should hire some better modelers to model the cars.

    What’s so inaccurate about it? Colors may be off a little, chrome not as shiny and the headlights aren’t on.

  • http://www.bsimracing.com Arnold Carter Wong

    codename6:
    What’s so inaccurate about it? Colors may be off a little, chrome not as shiny and the headlights aren’t on.(bottom right pic is reversed to get the angle)
    [URL=http://img17.imageshack.us/i/fm3supergt1copy.jpg/][IMG]http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8020/fm3supergt1copy.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    Go over the front grill and the edges on the hood, also the area around behind the front wheel arc and in front of the door.

  • http://www.bsimracing.com Arnold Carter Wong

    Go over the edges on the hood and the front chrome grill, also the area in front of the door.

  • logos

    F1Racer:
    Well IF these images have been Photoshopped then its only the backgrounds. The cars look amazing.

    Here it is in motion: http://www.gamersyde.com/stream_11582_en.html
    Filmed with HD camera at 60fps. Nothing special IMO.

  • erale

    Arnold Carter Wong:
    Go over the edges on the hood and the front chrome grill, also the area in front of the door.

    Still don’t see it. Maybe the strakes of the grill are a little off. Then what edges on the hood? And what area in front of the door? The extended part of the fender with the starting number on it?

    Looks like the version they drove at Round 9 in 2008.

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