• Jul 1, 2009

Forza Motorsport 3 Japanese Style - Click above for a high-res gallery

Turn 10 Studios has blessed us with another round of screen shots from the upcoming Forza Motorsport 3, as well as a few more hints regarding the tracks and vehicles in the game. The previous update had a Le Mans theme, but this time the focus is on Japan, highlighted by a selection of both cars and tracks from the Land of the Rising Sun.

While the complete line-up of Japanese cars hasn't been released, those listed give us a good idea of the range of vehicles due to be offered. You'll be able to drive everything from sub-compacts like the 2008 Toyota Yaris S and 2009 Honda Fit Sport to the race cars from the Super GT series including the Nismo Nissan GT-R. Of course, Japanese icons are also available, including the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru Impreza WRX STi as well as the latest range of sports cars like the Lexus IS-F and Nissan 370Z.

As far as tracks go, you'll be able to drive on some of Japan's best race venues including the Suzuka, Twin Ring Motegi, and the Tsukuba. With over 100 real-world tracks available in the game, we're guessing this is only a small sampling of the list. Stay tuned for Turn 10 Studio's bi-weekly updates, and be sure to check out the new high-res screen shots in the gallery below. Thanks for the tip, Brandon!




[Source: Forza Motorsport]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I bought a 360 for Forza 2, and I thoroughly enjoyed Forza 2. I'm glad that Forza 3 is on such a fast development cycle, it makes me feel like I made a good choice when I picked up the 360.

      GT5 may or may not be better (given it's development time it *should* be better than Forza 3), but my purchasing choice is determined by what is available now and in the near future.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can someone tell me why I'm buying a PS3? For a GT5 with no release date?
        • 5 Years Ago
        because it will be worth it. just like forza. the only problem with forza is not the game, graphics, physics or damage. all those things are amazing and tho i dont have the game i download hires pics for different reasons. the problem is the console!!!!!! i dont like people that like forza and hate gt and viceversa. the ONLY reason y choose gt is because of the console it comes with, not because is better, it isn't, but it is not worst either. xbox die too much, that is all.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's a darn good question.

        I am looking forward to playing GT5, I just hope I live to see the release date.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats what happen when you make such a good racing game and take all the time in making it perfect. Thats also why it will be better than Forza Motorsport 3.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ooo! Oooh! Me!

        Um, 600+ cars?

        What did I win?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who wants to drive a Yaris in a racing game?? Hope there's not an achievement for driving that piece of crap, even with the "boy racer" 5 spokes :-P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait for it :-)

      It's pretty sad all the bickering that goes back and forth concerning FM3 and GT5.

      i made my choice i bought a 360, and love the Forza series. I don't own a PS3, but with no release date in sight, I'm not even going to worry about it at the moment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL! The STI brake calipers are WRONG! They should be on the aft part of the rotor, not fore.

      GT5 > FM3
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wonder, if Turn 10 can't even get externally visible details such as the location of brake calipers right, what guarantees do we have that they're not skimping on the non-quantifiable aspects such as the physics engine?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Typical comment from a typical GT fanboy.

        Who really cares about the location of the calipers? When I'm racing someone, I am more concerned with how much fun I am having, and how good the physics are.
        • 5 Years Ago
        nsilva, did you even read my own reply three above yours?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Funny. The Evo's brake caliper placement is correct even though they're "funky" (front placement for front axle and rear placement for rear axle).

        http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/07/fm3_mitsubishi_evoixmr_1.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        I also plan on buying both, I love them both for different reasons.

        As far as console versus PC games, I have played many of both, but prefer console racers. Console games like GT and FM are not strictly sim, and thus are more entertaining.

        Not only that, but FM has the best online play experience HANDS DOWN! Aside from the occasional punks that you run into on XBL, but that's easily remedied with a swift boot, or just by turning off all of the assists to keep the riff-raff out. ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Fanboy? I plan to buy both games. :o)

        Physics, car modeling, and track modeling are important to me.

        If the cars aren't modeled properly, I believe I have a valid concern.

        Plus if you really care about physics, you know that iracing.com and SimBin products are way better than GT5/FM3 or anything else on a console.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If physics are one of your main concerns, why even bother getting GT5?
      bob the builder
      • 5 Years Ago
      In the shot of the IS-F, the car is moving, but there is no driver!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT5 fans. go back to your demo that you spent $40 testing for Sony... Go back to damage-free driving. Go back to riding the side of other cars to maintain full speed. GT will never have damage modeling until it's finally released. It's in the same category as Duke Nuke'em Forever at this point... They better hope Forza 5 doesn't come out before GT5.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Pokey

        I actually agree with you on some points - Forza series surpasses GT in some aspects. But with every version I feel that they're just rushing to catch up to the GT series in number of games released. Forza 2 was good, but playing it gives me the feeling that, if they had spent just a little more time on it, it would've been perfect. I end up thinking I bought a product that could've been flawless if they had not been rushing it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @jinsei888,

        Save that fanboy crap for the PS3/GT5 message boards.

        I used to swear by the GT series, and laughed at my brother for buying a 360, which I viewed as inferior even to the PS2. That is, until I actually played FM2, and actually realized that you can have FUN while playing a pseudo-sim racer. I still like GT, but playing FM2 definetly converted me. FM2 was so much better as far as gameplay is concerned. It may not look as good as GT, but I prefer superior gameplay and substance to a game being pretty to look at.

        Besides, I mainly race online, and XBox Live is far superior to Playstation Network. Though I am still looking forward to playing the new God of War, and GT% if it ever comes out.

        At the end of the day, it's just a video game, something you do to unwind after a hard day at work or school. I just don't get why fanboys on any side of a this debate get so worked up over something as trivial as a video game.

        That being said, I still get goose bumps when I watch the intro to GT4, and that's on the old PS2. Despite being on a previous gen console, GT4 still looks better than FM2, but GT4, and even Prologue, pails in comparison to FM2's gameplay.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are you blind?!?!?!?

      The article clearly states this is part of the "Ghostriding the whip" feature of Forza 3.

      But you know, GT fanbois will always take shots at FM...
      • 5 Years Ago
      No game is more realistic than Forza Motorsport. Yeah maybe the competition has slightly better graphics but this game is a sim game.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Surely you jest.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i hope you're joking...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like Forza as much as the next person, but T10 themselves will freely admit that compromises were made in the physics to make it enjoyable for a wider range of people. It is -NOT- a "sim" by the literal meaning, though it is certainly on the sim end of the spectrum.
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