Sega releases R-Tuned: Ultimate Street Racing in the US

Shaggy January 27, 2009 10

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Sega’s new drift racing game is now available for purchase in the US, according to several different distributor websites. I know that several readers here have been anticipating this one but in case you have missed out on info concerning Sega’s latest racer, you can click here for the post where we found out about this game back in June; here for a November update; and here for the appearance of the game at IAAPA. As a side note, Sega has changed the color of the cabinet from a mostly green color scheme to blue but we do not know if they have changed much on the game since there weren’t many reports on how this played before hand. The game does employ an IC card system, even here in the US so one can save their progress to a card. I wonder how many more games will be using Sega’s Lindbergh hardware and if they will start giving Europa some more love throughout the rest of this year.

From the looks of it, most distributors are charging about $7400 for the game but it always pays to shop around, even as an operator.

We have moved R-Tuned up to “Already Released” from “Upcoming” on our Master Release Game List for 2009.

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10 Comments »

  1. Outrun2SP January 29, 2009 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Can someone post some videos for this game?? I can’t find it anywhere. 🙁

    I know it’s another racer from AM2, so I know it will be good.

  2. Outrun2SP January 29, 2009 at 6:26 am - Reply

    By the way, I mean some actual game play videos, not the trailer form the Japanese website.

  3. Shaggy January 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I am not sure yet but we could have videos of this from ATEI – Matt or Nik should be posting the ATEI details soon so perhaps they took some of R-Tuned. Otherwise, I haven’t found any other videos on this either.

  4. Molloy January 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    It’s a sad day when AM2 racers are released to total indifference from the majority of journalists and the general public. It’s the videogame equivalent of a new Led Zepplin album.

  5. Outrun2SP February 6, 2009 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Thanks Shaggy 🙂 Hopefully you guys will post some videos soon.

    Molloy, well put my friend. 😉

    • Ali August 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      hi there,

      unfortunately the game is quite unknown, I made a video of it while I was playing the game this year in London, it’s the only video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdBoo4OoU4s

      • Shaggy August 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm - Reply

        Not quite the only vid on youtube – I also posted one a little while back from ASI:

        The game was fairly popular at the show from what I saw and it plays well but I think that Sega is starting to compete with itself by releasing too many racers in a relatively brief time for the arcade market. Next to R-Tuned you also had Harley Davidson, Sega Rally 3 at that show and they also have released games like RaceTV and Hummer not long ago either.

  6. Rashid Aliyev February 7, 2010 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Pretty Nice Game Solution 🙂

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