Mike Stevens | Sep 24, 2009

FANS OF THE original Forza Motorsport, released back in 2005, will have fond memories of the fictional Fujimi Kaido track, its down-hill and hill-climb runs popular with drifting fanatics.

The release of Forza 2 saw Fujimi Kaido fall by the wayside, but this week Forza publisher Turn 10 acknowledged the fan outcry, announcing the return of the favourite course in the franchise's third instalment.

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Forza Motorsport 3 will feature an all-new layout for the Fujimi Kaido track - inspired by the down-hill racing made popular by the likes of anime series Initial D - challenging gamers with a mountainous 16km course.

Drifting fans have even more reason to be pleased, with 'drift mode' permanently enabled and a global drifting scoreboard available on XBOX LIVE.

Of course, with drifting comes a colourful history of celebrated Japanese hero cars, and Turn 10 has announced a number of favourite 90s and early 2000s examples that will appear in Forza 3.

  • 2003 Honda S2000
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K's
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 1994 Nissan Silvia K's
  • 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 1992 Toyota Supra 2.0 GT Twin Turbo
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ

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Forza Motorsport 3 is due in stores in late October, available for the XBOX 360.

 

Video of the Fujimi Kaido track in the original Forza Motorsport

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