Today, Sega released Out Run, the 1986 arcade racing classic, to the Nintendo Switch as part of the SEGA AGES library.
The polished edition includes new remixed music, tracks from the 3DS release, and a new ranking system. A press release is below.
As part the release, Sega also confirmed the original Puyo Puyo will get the AGES treatment and see release next month with online play and a new ranking system. Other titles in the AGES library coming this year include Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Virtua Racing.
- Out Run was first conceived as a racing game called DEAD HEAT, where you drove a Formula One race car, before it became a driving simulator with a commercial car to help set it apart.
- Out Run was also modeled after the American cross-country road race seen in the film The Cannonball Run before planners Yoji Ishii and Yu Suzuki switched gears to Europe due to the wider variety of landscapes.
- This SEGA AGES release contains tracks added for the 3DS version of Out Run along with all-new arranged versions of songs from the Genesis and Master System releases, such as MIDNIGHT HIGHWAY -PLAYBACK-, and even includes a chiptune version of RADIATION from Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast.
- If you enter a high score as the name “YU.” with the period and hold down the X button at the end of Stage 2, you will see a credit for legendary designer Yu Suzuki appear on screen!
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