Sega’s bringing Daytona back to arcades

There’s a new Daytona racing game coming to arcades, Sega’s arcade and amusements division confirmed on Twitter today. It’s the first new arcade...
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    There’s a new Daytona racing game coming to arcades, Sega’s arcade and amusements division confirmed on Twitter today. It’s the first new arcade entry in the 22-year-old franchise since 1998’s Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge.

    Sega says the unveiling of the new Daytona will happen sometime in the next two weeks. The “all-new Daytona” will be playable at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. IAE 2016 takes place Nov. 14-18. Here’s Sega Amusements’ teaser, which was posted to Giphy today and bears NASCAR hashtags, indicating that Sega has the racing league’s license from International Speedway Corporation:


    Sega’s Daytona franchise debuted worldwide with Daytona USA in 1994. The AM2-developed arcade racer was later ported to Sega Saturn and Windows PC. An enhanced port, featuring a karaoke mode, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.

    The sequel, Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge for Sega’s Model 3 hardware, remains arcade-exclusive.

    While Daytona fans wait for the third Daytona USA game, they can pass the time listening to Takenobu Mitsuyoshi sing “Let’s Go Away,” embedded below.

    Source: Polygon

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