By Andrew Shin
It's no question that one of the Xbox 360's major exclusives for 2009 will be Forza Motorsport 3. The Forza series has always been a favourite amongst racing game fans and this latest installment looks to continue in this tradition.
Today new details were announced regarding a pre-order car and the Limited Collector's Edition version of the game.
If you pre-order the game, you will receive a custom painted Audi R8 V10. In fact, this is a special custom painted car from Forza community member Justin Van Dusen II. Justin's design was selected as the best car design by community members with approx. 300,000 votes.
For those who decide to dish out a bit more for the Limited Collector's Edition will receive instant VIP Membership status within the Forza community that includes special recognition in the new Storefront feature, the online Auction House, scoreboards, ForzaMotorsport.net and more. A Collector's Edition keychain and 2GB USB thumbdrive will be included as additional perks. There is also exclusive access to the following high end performance cars:
• 2009 Aston Martin DBS
• 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
• 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
• 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
• 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)
There is also the addition of the Exclusive Collector's Car Pack featuring cars picked, painted and tuned by the Turn 10 team. These include:
• Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro
• Acura NSX (Forza Motorsport Cover Car)
• Nissan Fairlady (Forza Motorsport 2 Cover Car)
• Aston Martin DB9 (Forza Motorsport 2 European Cover Car)
• 2008 Dodge Charger Stock Car (with Xbox 360 livery)
Turn 10 will also create a number of special designs and tune kits for VIP members. This certainly seems like a nicely packaged Collector's Edition and will no doubt have many fans looking forward to its release on October 27th.