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Forza Week in Review7-28-17

Brian Ekberg
Friday, July 28, 2017


We’re not even into August yet and we’re already ankle deep in cool car news in the Forza world. Before we get into the new batch of cars we revealed this week for Forza Motorsport 7, I want to spend a few moments on some Forza Horizon 3 news that just dropped today. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you The Regalia:



Yes, that’s right, starting on August 1 we’ll be sending out The Regalia – the famed star automobile from Square/Enix’s FINAL FANTASY XV -- to those who have played either Forza Horizon 3 or FFXV by August 1. The Regalia ranks as the latest fantasy car to make the transition from famed videogame series into the Forza universe (you might recall the Chryslus ’69 in Forza Motorsport 6 and the Halo Warthog in Forza Horizon 3. You can now add a truly royal rig to that list with the Regalia, and recreate your own road trip across the Australian Outback, or wherever you want to go in Forza Horizon 3.



If you can’t get enough of the Regalia, or you want to learn more about how the car came to the game, check out this week’s installment of Heavy Metal Affliction. In addition to speaking with FINAL FANTASY XV developers -- including game director Hajime Tabata -- about the Regalia, our own johniwanna spent time with Turn 10’s Gabe Garcia to talk about the creation of the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3. In addition, the story also answers the question: if the Regalia was a Street Fighter character, which character would it be? Curious? Check out the story and find out!


Forza Garage Week 2

You’ve seen a royal coach come to Forza Horizon 3 and now, with this week’s edition of the Forza Garage, you know that a whole mess of vintage cars are coming to Forza Motorsport 7 later this year. Week 2 of the Forza Garage [LINK TO STORY] put the spotlight on those classic beauties, from genre-defining classics like the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette to new rides like the 1950 Alfa Romeo 158 and the 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. [Editor’s Note – Let’s take a moment to squeal with glee at the return of VW to Forza, shall we?]

We’re only two weeks into a Forza Garage series and more cars will be unveiled next week. Any guesses as to which ones? Look for the next batch coming Tuesday!


Forza Horizon 3 community photo contest winner by cectexas


August #Forzathon Preview

As we typically do around these parts at the end of the month we like to give Forza fans a peek at some of the #Forzathon events coming to Forza Horizon 3 in the month ahead. Here’s the overview:



As you can see, there are some cool rewards up for grabs in August, including the return of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and the Nissan GTR Horizon Edition, and more. In addition, pay attention to that “Showtime” event beginning on August 22nd, where we’ll be featuring some special exclusive events for Forza Horizon 3 VIPs, the first time we’ve had VIP #Forzathon events in the game.


#Forzathon – Summertime Blues

“Summer time and the living is easy…” So the song goes, and so are the rewards for this weekend’s series of #Forzathon events. At the top of the list is the beautiful Porsche 959, which you can earn by completing the Seashore Series event. Elsewhere, credits, XP and wheelspins are up for grabs. Take a look:



ForzaRC ChinaJoy Invitational

The Forza Racing Championship ChinaJoy Invitational has begun. In fact, by the time you’re reading this, the first day of competition will already be complete and the finalists set for Saturday’s racing action. While you won’t be able to watch the show live as it happens from ChinaJoy 2017 in Shanghai, we will be producing a pair of broadcasts from both days of competition. Our Day 1 Recap show will air on Mixer and Twitch at 9 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, July 29 (aka tomorrow). The Day 2 Grand Finals will air on Sunday July 30, also at 9 a.m. Pacific. (Note that our regularly scheduled #ForzaFriday livestream is cancelled today as a result of the ForzaRC events.)



In addition to our recap broadcasts, we’re celebrating the ForzaRC ChinaJoy Invitational with a special ChinaJoy-themed gift car, heading out to all Forza Motorsport 6 players. With a sparkling ChinaJoy livery created by our own Little Vixen, this car is the perfect way to rev up for a weekend of ForzaRC action. Look for the gift car to hit your Forza 6 inbox starting today. Whether you’re watching the livestreams on Twitch or Mixer, or enjoying our video on demand versions which will be uploaded to the Forza YouTube channel on Saturday and Sunday, we hope you enjoy all the racing action!


Forza Horizon 3 community photo contest winner by Mads Terzin


Photo credit to cectexas for the images used in the Week in Review thumb and header and the Forza Hub tiles.