Forza Motorsport 3 Goes Gold and Announces Xbox LIVE Demo on Sept. 24

LONDON– 11 September 2009 - The white flag waves as“Forza Motorsport 3” has Gone Gold, entering its final lap before launching on Oct. 23 exclusively on Xbox 360. To mark the occasion, Microsoft and Turn 10 today confirmed that a demo of the highly anticipated title will arrive on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting Sept. 24.

The new demo lets you get behind the wheel of five of the world’s most amazing cars on the full circuit of the game’s Camino Viejo track. The demo includes five playable cars:

• 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR

• 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro

• 2009 Ferrari California

• 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR

• 2009 Mini John Cooper Works

You will be able to drive all of the cars in the demo in full cock-pit view as well as experience damage, rollover and try out the game’s new rewind feature as you take turns on a beautiful Spanish mountain course inspired by the Montserrat region just outside of Barcelona, Spain. When logged into Xbox LIVE, the demo will also support official leaderboards for lap times, giving you a further taste of what players will experience in“Forza Motorsport 3.”

With today’s Gone Gold announcement and the recent announcements around the fan-designed R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro and the exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition (which includes 10 exclusive bonus cars, VIP community status, and more), there has never been a better time to pre-order“Forza Motorsport 3.”

For a new gameplay video, visit: http://edelmanadmin.psni.com/public/Forza%20Motorsport%203/Videos or Forzamotorsport.net

See you at the finish line.

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