Mike Stevens | May 21, 2009

No, there hasn’t been an official announcement on the Forza 3’s release date yet, but the gig may be up nonetheless.

It seems the German arm of online retailer Amazon recently listed a September 30 date for the release of the official XBOX 360 Forza Motorsport 3 strategy guide, and as any gamer worth his silicon knows, strategy guides usually appear on the shelves just in time for the release of the game itself.

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With that little tidbit, it’s probably safe to conclude that FM3 will hit shelves around September or very early October this year. We’ll know for sure next month when the E3 gaming expo hits.

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Also dropping at E3 next month will be Fanatec’s Porsche 911 Turbo S styled steering wheel, approved by Porsche and made specifically for Forza (though it will apparently work fine with other games and even other systems).

The wheel will feature a 900° turning circle, and depending on which package you choose, will be accompanied by a 6+1 gear shifter and high-end aluminium pedals with a load pressure sensor for braking.

A Fanatec spokesperson has said that the wheel will also have support for a brand new feature in Forza Motorsport 3.

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