By Aaron Evangelisti / January 10th, 2019
Classic driving with your waifu simulator, Out Run, has been released for the Nintendo Switch through their Sega Ages series of re-releases.
Out Run originally hit the arcade back in 1986. Created by designer Yu Suzuki and Sega AM2, it was a commercial and critical hit and has been ported to a number of platforms in the past including the Sega Genesis and 3DS. This Switch port seems to combine the best qualities of all those ports as it combines the gameplay of the arcade with the unique musical tracks included in each port. Other enhancements include the addition of optional motions controls and an online leaderboard.
You can pick up Out Run on the Switch eShop for $7.99 USD. Other games coming out through Sega Ages this year include: Alex Kidd, Puyo Puyo 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, among others. Checkout the press release below for more details:
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?
- 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!
- Alex Kidd
- Columns II
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Space Harrier
- Virtua Racing
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
- Thunder Force AC
About SEGA AGES
SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol. 1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a compilation of enhanced arcade ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, released on the Sega Saturn in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems. The series also made an appearance in the West with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection of enhanced ports of Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner II, released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. Now, SEGA AGES is being rebooted on the Nintendo Switch™, delivering the most faithful ports of Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and arcade games for the current generation. As you would expect from the retro geniuses at M2, these games will stay true to their original forms while incorporating new features that bring a refreshing twist to these classic titles’ gameplay. For more information, please visit segaages.sega.com.
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