Confirmed: Sega Racing Classic is the new Daytona

Shaggy October 15, 2009 26

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(Thanks to reader Kieranmay for the tip)

Highway Games has a new page up that details the new Sega Racing Classic game and it pretty much confirms everything that we heard about the game being a new Daytona, along with a couple of extra details. The game will run at a resolution of 1280x720p and presumably at 60 fps, using the Ringwide hardware. According to the Highway Games summary, SRC features “original tracks and heart pumping action with all new high definition graphics”. I will be trying to get some more information on this one but where it has both screen_6116flyers and cabinet shots ready for the game, I wonder if we will be seeing it at IAAPA next month. As you can see from the graphics in this post, they are using a cabinet design that departs from their most recent Sega Rally 3 style cabs.

Of course we do expect to hear a lot of Daytona fans clamoring for a console release but I believe that we could expect a long period before such a port would happen, if it happens at all – in fact it has been quite a while since any new Sega arcade release has received a console port which is good for arcade operators (the only games on Lindbergh hardware which have seen console releases are Virtua Fighter 5,  and Virtua Tennis 3. You could sort of count Afterburner which got a psuedo-port to the PSP. As a note to the comments below, Ghost Squad wasn’t a Lindbergh title but is one of Sega’s semi-recent arcade-to-console ports). I don’t think it’s that bad for players either considering the fact that the arcade version would be superior just based upon the controls alone.

Stay tuned for more details on this very soon.

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26 Comments »

  1. ECM October 15, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I suppose I can tone down my anti-racing game hang-up for this one…but begrudgingly!

  2. editor October 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm - Reply

  3. arcads4ever October 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    well shaggy I know this is nothing to do with daytona but according to wiki it states that if the house of the dead 2 and 3 on the wii sells well then they will port THOTD 4 to the wii aswell.

    wonder when this gets a release, shame that its on the ringwide and not ringedge but seeing is believing I suppose

    • Shaggy October 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Yeah, some people think that HOT: Overkill is really HOTD4 although from my understanding they are not the same so I have heard people saying “oh, I have this game on my Wii!”

      I just wish my HOTD4 would stop having gun problems.

      • arcads4ever October 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm - Reply

        overkill is completly different gun game, great game but took it back due to the gun acting up on the wii and glitching up in certain parts of the game

  4. ashley October 17, 2009 at 5:53 am - Reply

    hotd4 and ghost squad have been converted to consoles.
    but i didnt see any release for virtua cop 3 :)yay if you havent played it its a darn fine game.

    • arcads4ever October 17, 2009 at 9:29 am - Reply

      already played virtua cop 3, loved it :D

    • ECM October 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Err, what console is HOTD4 on? (Hint: it isn’t on any console.)

      • arcads4ever October 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm - Reply

        its not on any consoles yet and it will only happen if house of the dead 2 and 3 for the wii sells well enough to warrant a release

  5. igo October 21, 2009 at 12:59 am - Reply

    wow, this blog post has really been bouncing around on the internet.

    • arcads4ever October 21, 2009 at 11:22 am - Reply

      yeah and it was me who found out about it on highway games and I never would’ve thought this would catch on so much especially for an arcade game

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