Gran Turismo™ 3 A-spec Features Blistering Soundtrack for North American Release on the Playstation® 2 Computer Entertainment System
Highly Anticipated Racing Game's Audio Includes Songs by Hottest Modern Rock Acts, Plus Authentically Recorded Car and Track Noises
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the in-game soundtrack for the North American release of Gran Turismo™ 3 A-spec, exclusively for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. Available at retailers now, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec hits videogamers' ears full throttle with music from such popular artists as Lenny Kravitz, Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, Papa Roach, Powerman 5000 and many more.
Fans of the first two Gran Turismo titles will recall the blistering soundtracks that kept pace with the racing action in the game. The third title in the successful Gran Turismo racing game franchise, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec offers an even more realistic driving experience, backed by the throbbing beats of some of the top modern rock bands. Combining rock hits from the '80s and '90s with hits from today, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec offers music for all audiences, including original songs from Lenny Kravitz, Raekwon and Snoop Dog.
"The music on this soundtrack will deliver the same sensation as driving in your car with your favorite tunes blaring on the radio," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "Gran Turismo 3 A-spec delivers a powerful level of realism, putting you behind the wheel of world-class cars and navigating incredible tracks, all while listening to your favorite bands."
The official soundtrack for the North American release of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec:
Artist Song Publisher Record Label 8 Stops 7 Satisfied Warner-Tamerlane Reprise Publishing Corp. Records Apollo Four Forty Stop the Rock Universal-Songs Epic/550 (Mint Royale Mix) of Polygram Music International, Inc. BT Mad Skillz Warner-Tamerlane Nettwerk - Mic Chekka Publishing Corp. Productions CiRRUS Break In Tola Music Moonshine Music Cult She Sells Chappell & Co., Beggars Sanctuary Inc. Banquet Dave Aude Go Gran Turismo Superstar Maker Awestruck Music Productions Elite Force Call It Brisco Universal-MCA Music Derailed (And Why Not?) Publishing Goldfinger 99 Red Balloons EMI April Music, Mojo Records Inc. Grand Theft Audio As Good As It Gets Universal-Polygram London-Sire International Records Publishing, Inc. Grinspoon Champion Shock Music Universal (Australia) Records Pty. Ltd. Jimi Hendrix Stone Free Experience Hendrix, Experience L.L.C. Hendrix L.L.C./MCA Records Judas Priest Turbo Lover EMI April Music, Columbia Inc. Records Junkie XL Def Beat Careers-BMG Music Roadrunner Publishing, Inc. Records, Inc. Lenny Kravitz Again Miss Bessie Music Virgin Records America, Inc. Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go Miss Bessie Music/ Virgin My Way? (Gran Wigged Music Records Turismo Remix) America, Inc. Methods of Mayhem Crash EMI April Music, MCA Records Inc. Motley Crue Kickstart My Heart WB Music Corp. Motley Records/ Beyond Music Papa Roach Never Enough Cherry Lane Music DreamWorks Publishing Co., Records Inc. Powerman 5000 Supernova Goes Pop Cherry Lane Music DreamWorks Publishing Co., Records Inc. Raekwon Determination Careers-BMG Music Loud Records Publishing, Inc. Snoop Dogg Dogg's Turismo III EMI April Music, Priority Inc./Meecherooni Records Music
Along with an exhilarating soundtrack, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec is enhanced by authentic sound effects that add to the overall realism of the game, further immersing gamers in a true-to-life racing experience. To capture the authentic sounds of motorsport racing, encompassing engine, muffler and tire sounds, Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, spent more than six months traveling to race tracks around the world, including the Laguna Seca Raceway in California, Motegi in Japan, Monte Carlo in Monaco and Darlington Raceway in England, to record the true sounds of the cars.
Gran Turismo 3 A-spec offers gamers a selection of more than 150 authentic vehicles, including a variety of models from Japanese, European and American car manufacturers. Among the choice of vehicles, there will be 30 new car models. All vehicles feature individually customized performance, handling, drive train, and throttle response to mirror true car physics, and real recorded engine sounds for each car.
Fueled by unparalleled 3D graphics, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec delivers speed that players can actually feel. The game takes full advantage of the DUALSHOCK™ 2 analog controller, so the harder the driver pushes on the touch-sensitive controller, the faster the car will go, simulating the gas pedal of a real car. Drivers can "feel" the speed as they maneuver through curves and shoot down straight-aways, passing by competitors.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Gran Turismo 3 A-spec "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org/
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