Just a month and few days ago, GT5 Spec II was announced. While Spec II will be hitting store shelves February 2nd, this release will be hitting a few days before it on January 17th. As with the Japanese version, this re-release of the game will contain the original game along with all previously released DLC. Of that content, only the patches will be on-disc, while the extra packs will be available by a PSN voucher.
Possibly in a response to gamers’ thoughts on the Japanese price, the XL Edition will retail at $39.99.
Above was a pretty nice res cover photo of the game box, provided by the PlayStation Blog. Also below is an image of the Spec II release that is dated to come out a few days after the XL is released.
And some is some info from the PS Blog. Treat this as somewhat a press release: