Wednesday, July 12, 2006

PGR3 Update: "Cat & Mouse" Finally!

Lifting their foot slightly from the pedal and instead concentrating on all things cosmetic and shiny, Bizarre Creations have finished putting together the Style Pack for Project Gotham Racing 3. As reported last month, the download contains 12 new beautifully shaped hunks of metal, fit for driving around the streets of London and gazing at for embarrassing amounts of time. Unlike last month, however, the pack is available for download right now. In case you didn't get it the first time, here's the list of included vehicles, available for 60 MS points ($0.75) separately or 400 MS points ($5) as a group.

  • BMW M6 (2006)
  • BMW Z8 (2001)
  • BMW M3 CSL (2003)
  • BMW MINI COOPER S (2005)
  • Gumpert Apollo Coupe 4.2 V8 (2005)
  • 2005 Chrysler® Firepower Concept
  • Ferrari 365 GTB4 "Daytona" (1968)
  • Ferrari F430 Challenge (2006)
  • Mercedes CLK DTM AMG (C209)
  • Pagani Zonda F (2005)
  • RUF R.K. Spyder 3.8 (2006) [Note: This one's free!]
  • Vanwall GPR V12 (2006)
In addition, you'll be prompted to update the game once you log on and be pleased to welcome some new (and way overdue) features. It's finally possible to upload the stunningly artistic or hopelessly amateurish images you've created in the game's photo mode to the official PGR3 website. It doesn't seem to be fully operational yet, but there is likely a very large tantrum in store should that not change in the near future.

New multiplayer game modes come in the form of "Free Roam Points," "Team Free Roam Points" and a series favorite, "Cat and Mouse." The rules of the latter mode dictate that teams comprised of two cars each, one being an E-class vehicle, compete to have their slower car be the first to cross the finish line. If the other, faster car crosses the line first, the team loses instantly. The update also adds matching achievements should you need any further incentive to venture online.

I was upset when I got PGR3 and not only did it not include a Mini, but it didn't have a built in "Cat and Mouse" game type. It was by far the most popular game "type" (It was a fan made up type in PGR2) I would have thought for sure they would include it. Well, it only took 8 months...

(Via: Joystiq)

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