Forza Horizon Explosion!
Forza Horizon is (very appropriately) just on the horizon and with that in the mind the folks at Microsoft, Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have released a bucket, dare I say, two buckets full of content and exclusive info. First off- the tracks you’ll be bumping your head to in Horizon.
Forza Horizon is set against the backdrop of a fictional automotive music festival – the Horizon Festival. This robust music list includes over 65 songs spanning more than 60 artists and was curated and created specifically for the game by Rob da Bank, a BBC DJ and creator of the Bestival music festivals in Europe. Players can tune into three distinct radio stations while playing “Forza Horizon,” each with a different style of music and each with its own authentic DJ giving players Horizon Festival updates.
The name and a description of each station is below It terms of tracks, there is an eclectic and diverse mix of the grungiest rap to up-beat Electronica.
[learn_more caption="Station 1 / “Horizon Bass Arena"] “A bleeding-edge mix of the latest electronic and dance music, from dubstep to electro to drum & bass. If it’s got bass, you’ll find it here.” Track Examples: Levels (Skrillex Mix), Reckless (With Your Love) and Blind Faith (feat. Liam Bailey)[/learn_more]
[learn_more caption="Station 2 / “Horizon Pulse”"] “An eclectic selection of indie festival favourites, remixed to keep you driving” Track List: Need You Now, Awake and Walking on a Dream[/learn_more]
[learn_more caption="Station 3 / “Horizon Rocks”"] “If it’s got guitars in it, it’s here. Whether these bands are hitting the festival scene for the first time in 2012 or are legends reforming for one last gig, you’ll find a diverse selection of music on this station, all turned up to eleven.” Track List: R U Mine, Yeah Yeah and Lonely Boy[/learn_more]
As well, the good folks behind Horizon have released further details on the Season Pass- available for the game!
The “Forza Horizon” Season Pass is your action-packed ticket to automatic access to the “Forza Horizon” Expansion Pack (available Dec. 18, 2012), along with six game car packs, as they’re released through the next year. Each car pack will include six new vehicles and those who purchase the Season Pass will also get access to five exclusive season pass vehicles and the launch day pack.
The “Forza Horizon” Season Pass will be available for purchase starting Oct. 23, on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for only $56.99 representing a 17 percent overall savings as compared to purchasing the content separately.
More Forza Horizon Cars Announced: This week, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced additional cars in its ongoing rollout of cars for Forza Horizon, which will be available starting on Oct. 23. Three brand new cars to the Forza universe were included in the rollout, including the 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe, the 2012 Eagle Speedster, and the 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster.
[learn_more caption="Complete Car List!"] 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe 1966 Ford GT40 MkII 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT 1981 BMW M1 1983 Audi Sport quattro 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP500 QV 1991 BMW M3 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec 2005 Honda NSX-R GT 2008 BMW M3 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X 2012 BMW M5 2012 Eagle Speedster 2012 Hennessey Venom GT 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe[/learn_more]
Then finally to end it off- here is Episode 2 in the Behind the Scenes look at Forza!