Daytona USA for Xbox Live Set For November 2011

Yeah, Daytona USA is coming out. Fan boys, put that boner away, or at least stick it in the coin slot.

Daytona USA HD re-release on Xbox and Playstation

SEGA made a press release today to coincide with the release of the Treasure classic Guardian Heroes (ex-Saturn) for Xbox Live:

Since its arcade debut, Daytona USA has stood the test of time as one of SEGA’s top racing titles, thanks to its colorful tracks for drivers of all skill levels, breakneck-speed gameplay and competitive head-to-head multiplayer options. The game’s iconic soundtrack is instantly recognizable to SEGA and racing fans everywhere, and every detail of the original hit has been meticulously preserved, polished and presented for the ultimate version of Daytona USA. 

Fresh Oil and a New Coat of Paint: 
Experience the classic retro graphics of the original arcade hit in an enhanced,16:9 widescreen format  

Let’s Go Away: 
Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode (admit it, you know you’ve been singing along anyway)  

Pedal to the Metal: 
Drive like a pro with included support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers  

Reach the Winner’s Circle: 
Challenge AI opponents in Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes, and trade paint with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard.

The game will be released on 25 October 2011 for PlayStation Network for 10 big ones, and Xbox Live Arcade a day later on 26 October 2011 for 800 MS Points … IN JAPAN. Lowly Europeans (yeah, the currency is fucked, and the Yen is rising like a boss with no employees) get it in November.

I remember seeing this arcade back in the DAZE, in the basement of Hamley’s toy gigastore in London. This was the shit, it was the video-gaming equivalent of Jurassic Park or something, and crack for kids. Coin gobblers they called them, and it ran on the legendary model 2 hardware that also was home to House of the Dead and Virtua Fighter, etc. It also caused my brother to embark on a lifelong obsession and he was the reason Daytona got emulated basically because he bought and arcade and found the relevant chips to convert, and SEGA actually asked him for the code, but then double backed and just released it this month. True story.

Altogether now…

DAYYY BONEERRR! LET’S GO AWAY! (Let’s go away).

More info: http://www.sega.co.uk/games/daytona-usa 

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