Out Run SEGA AGES Edition Now Live on Switch

Out Run SEGA AGES Edition Now Live on Switch

by January 10, 2019 0 comments

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.

 

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2019 – Out Run is out now the Nintendo Switch™ for $7.99. Featuring new motion controls and a new ranking system, speed through the streets of SEGA AGES Out Run, the award-winning title that paved the road for the racing genre. Your favorite stages and soundtracks are back; do you have what it takes to beat the clock?
 
SEGA Games History: Out Run Facts and Trivia
    • 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!
About Out Run
First released globally for arcades back in 1986 to critical and commercial success, Out Run is the seminal racing experience created by the legendary designer Yu Suzuki and the Sega AM2 team. Take in a variety of picturesque landscapes from a lowered third-person perspective as you race against time to reach your destination while avoiding traffic and other treacherous obstacles.
Out Run is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 with commensurate European pricing.
Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo drop in February!
Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo join the SEGA AGES line-up next month! 
 
Gain Ground will see the addition of an All-Member Mode that unlocks all 20 characters, along with an Easy Mode if things are a little too difficult or you simply want to enjoy the game casually.
Meanwhile, the SEGA AGES release of Puyo Puyo will allow you to try your hand against other players outside your home with Online Play while testing your skills on the leaderboards with the new Ranking System! Note that Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play.
 
Coming to SEGA AGES in 2019
In 2018, we debuted the SEGA AGES series, reviving some of SEGA’s most beloved properties for new audiences. That includes such iconic titles like Sonic The Hedgehog, Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, and the original Phantasy Star. You can expect another great line-up of SEGA AGES releases in 2019, including:
  • Alex Kidd
  • Columns II
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Space Harrier
  • Virtua Racing
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Thunder Force AC

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