London, 19th April 2006 - The "PGR 3" Speed Pack is now available and offers gamers and racing aficionados access to new super cars and innovative gameplay enhancements. Sleek new vehicles will take gamers from zero-to-170 in the blink of an eye.
In addition to the added ability for hosts to take players to the lobby during playtime races, new Xbox Live Achievements, rotating car classes for Career Championships, Gamertags displayed during in-game conversation, saveable custom routes once raced over Xbox Live and additional online and offline enhancements are also included in the heart-stopping package.
The Speed Pack will debut for a total of 400 Microsoft Points, though gamers can also choose to purchase the vehicles a la carte for a nominal fee. The twelve new cars include:
- Audi RS 4
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe
- Lamborghini Gallardo SE
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII FQ-400
- Nissan NISMO R34GT-R Z-Tune
- Pontiac GTO
- Radical SR8
- RUF RT12
- Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
- Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
- Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The action doesn't stop there; gamers should also keep their eyes out for more thrilling content - such as the upcoming Cadillac Collection, including several of the hottest and fastest Cadillacs in existence - available in the near future.
And for those gamers who have yet to register for the non-stop, no-brakes "PGR 3 Global Tournament," registration is now open to all challengers until the 28th April. The exciting competition promises legendary, speed-breaking match-ups between the best of the best across the globe with the top 12 racers winning a chance to compete for the championship crown at the Lamborghini factory in Italy. For more information and details about the tournament be sure to visit www.pgr3tournament.com and find out how you can become the number one PGR 3 racer.
"PGR 3" is the next-generation debut of the best-selling "Project Gotham Racing" franchise for Xbox. Gamers take the driver's seat in some of the fastest cars ever created by manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. "PGR 3" boasts jaw-dropping visuals generated by the horsepower of the Xbox 360 and thrusts gamers into spectacularly-detailed courses throughout several of the world's largest cities including New York, Tokyo, Las Vegas and London. Racers can define their own style, in their own car, and take down opponents both on and offline.
Xbox Live is the first and only unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy to find the friends, games and entertainment people want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox Live connects more than two million members across more than 24 countries together to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, free playable game demos, music videos and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games.
"Project Gotham Racing 3" is developed by Bizarre Creations Ltd. Bizarre Creations is a long-established independent games developer, based in Liverpool, England. Bizarre is focused on producing high-quality, playable games that make the most of the advanced technology for which they are designed. Bizarre Creations can be found on the Web at www.bizarrecreations.com.
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