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Project Cars announces North American release date and preorder bonuses

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Project Cars may not be a great name for a videogame, but there's no denying it's awfully pretty . And now, a little shy of three years after it was first revealed to the world, a North American launch date has finally been revealed.

Oddly enough, the UK release date of November 21 was made public a couple of days ago, but now publisher Bandai Namco has also unveiled the North American launch date: The hammer drops on this side of the pond on November 18. [ed. note: date corrected]

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Preordering Project Cars from "participating retailers" will will also net you the Modified Car Pack, a collection of three ridiculous supercars: The 330 km/h Ruf CTR3 SMS-R, the open-top Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, and the Ariel Atom 3 Mugen, which can hit 60 MPH in less than three seconds.

Serious driving sim fans may also opt to indulge themselves with the Limited Edition release, which features a Steelbook case, the "Project Cars: By Racers 4 Racers" behind-the-scenes book, and five "legendary machines"—the BMW M1 Procar, the Sauber Mercedes C9, the McLaren F1, the 1967 Ford Mk IV, and the Mercedes-AMG C-Class Coupe DTM.

More information, including links to those aforementioned participating retailers, can be found at projectcarsgame.com .

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.