Given that this is a blog of my favorite news, it only makes sense this would be here. While I don’t include car-related news often, it’s nice to see something that I can report on. NHK has revealed a new series, titled Midnight Supercar, debuting on March 28th.
The series will be similar to Night at the Museum, when a down-on-her luck car designer enters the Nagoya Motors Heritage Museum to look at the Nagoya 2000GT (It’s actually an incredibly rare Toyota 2000GT). After midnight, however, the museum comes alive and it’s up to her and a courageous racing driver brought to life by the magic of the museum to stop the 2000GT from being stolen. The series is live-action, so the image above is strictly promotional. Hit the jump to see a few more official images.
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An intrepid Reddit user has discovered an as-of-yet unreleased Midnight Club title on Xbox One. The title was discovered, mostly by accident, on a now locked Xbox One Developer account, and could indicate any number of things. The initial theory was that it was a remaster in the vein of Phantom Dust, but more current vehicles being available would suggest a series reboot instead.
There hasn’t been an update to the cult street racing franchise in 9 years, and for many, myself included it would be a welcome sight. Most racers these days take themselves too seriously, with Need for Speed’s upcoming Fast and Furious-inspired title being the sole entry in a genre littered with simulators.
While the title is still preliminary, Disney Animation Studios unveiled a new project set in the Cars Universe, tentatively titled Space. The footage opens to a desert, with a photo-realistic render of a crashed plane. Just afterwards, two experimental jet plants blow by, shaking the camera, and racing each other out of the atmosphere, showing a gorgeously rendered Earth (seen above).
Space still has a long way to go, but the film has a release date of April 12th, 2019. NOTE: Once again, that logo isn’t mine, it’s just something I whipped up real quick.
It’s admittedly a bit sad to see how far Gran Turismo has fallen down the pecking order of franchises that Sony cares about in regards to the PlayStation. What was once considered a cornerstone, is now relegated to a 30-second trailer. However, after several delays, we finally have a definitive release date for the game at October 18th.
In addition to the release date, we were also shown a special edition. The Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition comes with an eight car GT Sport Starter Pack, 30 GT Sport avatars, a Livery Sticker Pack, a Chrome Racing Helmet for your Driver Profile, $1M in-game credit, and Steel Book package.
EA has officially announced the next installment of the Need for Speed franchise, titled Payback. The new title is clearly inspired by the Fast & Furious franchise, with very much an action movie feel, and many of the scenes obviously referencing scenes in the films.
Releasing on November 10th, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, expect more details at EA’s Pre-E3 event, EA Play.