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Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus Revealed

Posted by Alex Olney

More guff to fill your garage

As with any major release these days it seems a special/limited/exclusive/legendary edition is inevitable. Some people love them, some people believe they have enough tat on their shelves already; opinion is divided and that's okay.

Throwing its hat into the ring, Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project CARS will be getting similar treatment. Fork out a few extra denominations of your appropriate currency and your game will come in a steel case with slightly nicer artwork — inside the metallic box you'll find a booklet detailing the game's development from behind-the-scenes. You'll also get access to some exclusive career events and five legendary vehicles, including the blistering fast Ford GT40 Mk IV and the sublimely beautiful McLaren F1.

Furthermore if you preorder any copy of Project CARS you can get three additional customised automobiles to add to your garage; the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, and the Ariel Atom 3 Mugen.

Unfortunately it appears that you won't be able to get all this automotive content from a single purchase. The pre-order bonus is exclusive to Amazon and "select independent stores", while the limited edition is exclusive to GAME and GameStop Ireland (no word on US distribution). This appears to be becoming common practice amongst publishers.

You can see all five of the limited edition vehicles in the trailer below. If you'd like to find out more about the game you can do so on the game's official website here.

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User Comments (34)

Mega719

#1

Mega719 said:

Nothing for Wii U yet only PS4 is for pre order on Amazon. Well too be fair the Wii U version is releasing next year

Jazzer94

#3

Jazzer94 said:

Is this Wii U confirmed? I know the logo is there but at this point I feel everything has to be separately confirmed for Wii U otherwise it's never concrete.

BigH88

#5

BigH88 said:

Wii U never gets special editions or anything like that from third partys. Maybe some day 1 dlc which is it. But never the steel box with art book or figure of someone from said game and whatever everybody else gets that Wii U don't get.

audiobrainiac

#7

audiobrainiac said:

Well the GT-40, McLaren F1, and Pagani Zonda are three of my favorite vehicles so, I'll probably do it, if somehow it all becomes available in the US.

2spooky4me

#8

2spooky4me said:

Never Buying this crap .... If they want to delay it like watch fail why should I waste my money on it

Darknyht

#9

Darknyht said:

When they show actual screens and gameplay from the Wii U version I will take the product more seriously.

XFsWorld

#11

XFsWorld said:

I feel this game won't sell well because of the new Forza for XBox One & Xbox 360 and Drive Club for PS4.

kobashi100

#13

kobashi100 said:

Just like watch dogs, until I see video and screen shots from Wii U version I fail to believe it will be actually released.

unrandomsam

#14

unrandomsam said:

Doesn't make sense this for me without pedals and a wheel which afaik don't exist for the Wii U.

ricklongo

#15

ricklongo said:

@XFsWorld Yep, pretty much. Which is why the WIi U won the poll they had on their site, asking "on which platform do you intend to play Project CARS?". Which, yes, makes their decision to delay that version all the more puzzling.

Stu13

#17

Stu13 said:

I'm not holding my breath for the Wii U preorder at this point. I've never preordered a game before but I'd do this for the bonus cars. Just hard to see it happening.

AlexOlneyStaff

#18

AlexOlney said:

To everyone asking, yes this is confirmed for Wii U. You can see this box art on the site alongside box art for all the other platforms:
Untitled

Kyloctopus

#19

Kyloctopus said:

Gets published by Bandai Namco, despite being crowdfunded
The ones anticipating it the most, wait the longest
And to top it all off: Pre Order "Bonus"

capitalism

#20

capitalism said:

Awesome that we're getting the limited edition but I'm still peeved about the Wii U version getting delayed. Hopefully we hear something concrete pretty soon.

HopeNForever

#23

HopeNForever said:

@Kyloctopus Bandai Namco Games is not the legal publisher of this game, but rather the distribution partner. It really helps to have a big company like Bandai Namco assist you in getting your game all around, especially the European region, since they provide this service as well as to many other developers and small-time publishers based in the United States. If you read the FAQ, Slightly Mad Studios are self-publishing the game all right.

sketchturner

#24

sketchturner said:

I hope the box art ends up looking ugly. Otherwise, I'll be tempted to get this just because of the steel case. I'm still bitter that Germany got that awesome Mario Kart 8 steel case.
BTW, this game looks great, but if it's anything like Gran Turismo, it's just not my style of game. I'd much rather the WiiU get Trackmania.

Yurikun

#25

Yurikun said:

The last realistic racing game I played was Crusin' USA on my N64. If this comes to Wii U, I'll get it day 1.

akaDv8R

#30

akaDv8R said:

@capitalism If you think about it, it is being published by Bandai, who are publishing Hyrule Warriors. They are not going to want to release both titles at around the same time, so it only makes sense to leave a few months between releases, so they can try and maximize sales.

I actually contacted Slightly Mad Studios, and the guy I spoke to, told me, without doubt, the Wii U version will be as good play wise as the other two, and they have used the Wii U gamepad in a way, they believe customers will be very pleased. He also confirmed that it IS coming out for Wii U. It was stated from the start, and there has never been any wavering from that decision.

S-Miyahon

#31

S-Miyahon said:

@2spooky4me @arnoldlayne83 @Ryu_Niiyama @BigH88 Developers are not forced to give Nintendo or any other company full support. If they think developing a very own version of their game, not a simple “gimped” port, for a certain platform won’t turn out profitable in the end, in terms of time, effort and money, then you can’t expect them to do it, as easy as that.

Ryu_Niiyama

#32

Ryu_Niiyama said:

@S-Miyahon
I merely commented (sarcastically which I pointed out) on the delayed release date. So I'm not sure why I got lumped into your reply but I'll address it anyway.

I don't think that a game dev owes a console maker anything but on the same token as a consumer I don't owe a game dev anything. If a dev chooses to delay a game for a system, fine but I'm not obligated to buy it day one. Or if they decide to can it or remove features (speaking in general not and not this game) instead for profit margin reasons again, fine but I'm not obligated to buy it on a different system or at all. As a consumer I have the right to make a choice if I'm still interested in an advertised product based upon decisions made by the manufacturer. The only hope I have in gaming (not expectation because...business) is that a dev has a consistent release date policy. By that I mean Game A comes out on date B for Region C. Not Game A comes out on date B for system X and Date L for system Z for region C.

Devs that split like that usually don't end up being Day 1 purchases. I have too much to play as is.

ricklongo

#34

ricklongo said:

@XFsWorld Like I said, if their own poll on their own website is any indication, it could do better than other versions. The delay obviously complicates matters.

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