Gran Turismo 5 release date is November 2, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 box artwork official (PS3)
Gran Turismo 5 has a release date of November 2, 2010! This was announced at the Sony E3 2010 Press Conference, where the long-awaited date was FINALLY set in stone!

And this is for Gran Turismo 5 PROPER, none of that Prologue crap. This the real deal.

The latest game in the long-running “Real Driving Simulator” series (which got it’s start on the PS1 way back in 1997) will include over 950 cars, new and improved online features with an expansive community section (including custom race lobbies) and much, much more!

A Collector’s Edition was also detailed. Here is what it will include:

* Exclusive, 1:43 scale diecast Nissan GT-R Spec V.
* In-Depth 300-page Car Guide.
* GT-branded Key Chain.
* Voucher for 5 downloadable DLC cars.
* Numbered certificate of authenticity.
* Premium, stylus packaging.
* $100 Price Point.

“The included diecast car is an exclusive 1:43 scale 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with a custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho, who have been making some of the best collectible diecast cars for over 20 years. The 300+ page exclusive Collector’s Edition book from Polyphony Digital will be essential reading for GT fans, containing everything from the history of the automobile, to driving techniques, professional racing tips, car and engine basics and tuning know-how, and reference data about Gran Turismo 5. I want to warn you that the Collector’s Edition has a limited run, so pre-order it quickly if you want to guarantee your copy.

The exciting pre-order program for Gran Turismo 5 offers exclusive and beautiful in-game cars as bonuses, including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Nissan GT-R GT500, McLaren F1, and more. Each car features an exclusive and stylish Gran Turismo-themed “stealth” livery custom-designed by Polyphony Digital, with select performance upgrades over the standard versions of the cars available in the game. Pre-orders offers will be coming soon at participating retailers for both the standard and Collector’s Edition versions.”

Check out the Gran Turismo 5 trailer as shown at E3 2010.

And here is a Gran Turismo Retrospective trailer that looks at the series’ storied past.

Via PlayStation Blog