Microsoft have released a launch trailer for Playground Games’ open-world racing sequel, Forza Horizon 2, which you can watch above.

They have also released a demo of the Xbox One version of the game, in which you can earn a free bonus car for the full game. Here are more details about the release of Forza Horizon 2, including more info about the demo, from the Forza Motorsport website along with video of a playthrough of the demo with the game’s Designer Grant Orban:

 

Forza Horizon 2 VIP

Forza Horizon 2 is just weeks away and, soon, Forza fans the world over will be exploring the wide-open high-speed highways and breakneck back roads of southern Europe. By now, you’re probably aware that Forza Horizon 2 will ship with more than 200 amazing cars, all built from the ground up on Xbox One. Forza has always been about bringing fans the best content, whether that’s world debut cars like the Roll-Royce Wraith or track add-ons like Long Beach, Road America, and the Nürburgring.

As is the case with all Forza games, we’ll constantly be updating Forza Horizon 2 with fresh new content. Beginning on September 30 to coincide with the release of Forza Horizon 2, we’ll be launching a brand new pack for the game: the Forza Horizon 2 Launch Bonus Car Pack. This car pack will feature eight cars representing the awesome variety that can be found in the Horizon 2 car roster – from rough-and-tumble trucks like the 1956 Ford F-100 to the raw power represented by the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The Launch Bonus Pack will include three never-before-seen vehicles in the Forza franchise: the 2003 Ford Focus RS, the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, and the 1993 Clio Williams. Best of all, all eight of the cars featured in the Launch Bonus Car Pack will be available to all Forza Horizon 2 players at launch for no additional cost.

Here’s the full list of cars in The Launch Bonus Car Pack:

  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1993 Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100

 

In addition to the Launch Bonus Car Pack, today we’re also announcing the details for Forza Horizon 2 VIP membership (discounted for current Forza 5 VIPs) and the Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass. As in Forza Motorsport 5, each purchased add-on car can be added to your in-game garage one time for free – without additional in-game credits.

 

VIP Membership

Forza Horizon 2 VIP Membership (regular $19.99; 50% off or $9.99 for Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members) is like a backstage pass at the Horizon Festival, giving you access to cool content you can only get here. VIP members will receive exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the VIP Car Pack, featuring five cars (four of which are brand new to the Forza franchise). These five cars include the 2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO. VIP membership also awards with 2x player in-game reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. Current Forza Motorsport 5 VIPs receive a $10 discount on digital purchases of Forza Horizon 2 VIP membership or any Forza Horizon 2 digital offer that includes VIP membership. (Note that this discount only applies to digital offers of Forza Horizon 2.)

 

Car Pass

The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass ($24.99) gets you access to six monthly pack add-ons beginning in October, with each pack featuring five amazing cars. That’s six monthly car packs for the price of five! Plus, Car Pass owners will receive an exclusive bonus car for free: the 2010 Noble M600. That’s 31 cars to collect, race, and customize in Forza Horizon 2! Look for more details on the first monthly car pack for Forza Horizon 2 coming soon!

 

Demo/Pre-Download Available Now

We’ve saved the best for last: the Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is here! Starting today you can download the demo for the game on Xbox Live and get a tantalizing taste for the game we’ll all be playing starting on September 30. Everyone who plays the Forza Horizon 2 demo on Xbox One will also receive a gift car in the full version of Horizon 2 – the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. In order to get the car, players must do the following:

  • Download the Forza Horizon 2 demo on Xbox One
  • Complete at least one event in the demo by Oct. 31, 2014
  • Purchase the full version of Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One. The car will be added to the player’s garage in the full version of Forza Horizon 2.

NOTE: This offer ends on Oct. 31. Please allow for up to a week between completing the demo and the addition of the car to your Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One garage

 

In addition the game is now available for pre-order at your local retailer and for pre-order/pre-download on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

 

 

 

Forza Horizon 2 Car List

Microsoft have revealed the full list of cars that will be available at Forza Horizon 2’s launch:

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  • 1980 Abarth Fiat 131
  • 2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
  • 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
  • 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2
  • 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
  • 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
  • 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
  • 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
  • 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
  • 2010 Aston Martin One-77
  • 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)
  • 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
  • 2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
  • 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
  • 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • 2006 Audi RS 4
  • 2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
  • 2013 Audi S4
  • 1983 Audi Sport quattro
  • 2010 Audi TT RS Coupé
  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
  • 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
  • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
  • 1981 BMW M1
  • 1997 BMW M3
  • 1991 BMW M3
  • 2008 BMW M3
  • 2012 BMW M5
  • 2011 BMW X5 M
  • 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • 2012 Bowler EXR S
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2012 Caterham Superlight R500
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
  • 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 California
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
  • 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 1987 Ferrari F40
  • 1995 Ferrari F50
  • 2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale
  • 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
  • 1984 Ferrari GTO
  • 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 1973 Ford Capri RS3100
  • 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
  • 1956 Ford F-100
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 2009 Ford Focus RS
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
  • 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
  • 2012 Hennessey Venom GT
  • 1997 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2004 Honda Civic Type-R
  • 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 2009 Honda S2000 CR
  • 2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
  • 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
  • 1945 Jeep Willys MB
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  • 2013 KTM X-Bow R
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
  • 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
  • 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
  • 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
  • 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO
  • 1986 Lancia Delta S4
  • 1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF
  • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
  • 2010 Lexus LFA
  • 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
  • 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
  • 1956 Lotus Eleven
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
  • 2004 Maserati MC12
  • 1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
  • 2013 Mazda MX-5
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7
  • 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
  • 2011 McLaren 12C
  • 1993 McLaren F1
  • 2013 McLaren P1
  • 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupé
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • 1965 MINI Cooper S
  • 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 1994 Nissan 240SX SE
  • 2010 Nissan 370Z
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
  • 1970 Nissan Datsun 510
  • 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
  • 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
  • 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
  • 2013 Ram Runner
  • 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
  • 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
  • 1993 Renault Clio Williams
  • 2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
  • 2010 Renault Megane RS 250
  • 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
  • 1995 RUF CTR2
  • 2011 RUF Rt 12 S
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 1999 SRT Viper GTS ACR
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
  • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI
  • 1974 Toyota Celica GT
  • 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  • 2013 Toyota GT86
  • 1995 Toyota MR2 GT
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 2005 TVR Sagaris
  • 2012 Ultima GTR
  • 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
  • 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  • 2013 SRT Viper GTS
  • 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
  • 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
  • 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
  • 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
  • 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

 

Forza Horizon 2 will be released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 30th in North America and October 3rd in the UK & rest of Europe. The only Kinect feature announced for it so far is a Cortana-style digital personal assistant called ANNA, which you can talk to with Kinect. It’s currently unknown whether that feature will be in the Xbox 360 version of the game as it has only been confirmed for the Xbox One version.

Screenshots

 

Source: The Official Xbox YouTube Channel, Forza Motorsport website