Daytona USA teased for 10/25 PSN release

Sega and Sony hint at arcade racer receiving rerelease later this month for PS3; Australian ratings board has previously indicated multiplatform launch.

Last month, the Classification Board of Australia assigned a G rating to Sega's Daytona USA for multiple platforms, indicating a rerelease was in the works for the publisher's classic arcade racer. That notion received a jumpstart today, thanks to a tease post on Sega's official blog.

Rolling staaaaaart!

The blog challenged readers to name an upcoming mystery game from "a classic SEGA franchise that's returning," and provided a short video clip for a hint. The clip depicted nothing more than a rabbit with word bubbles appearing above its head, but the hint came in the form of the soundtrack. When the rabbit's word bubbles cue the viewer that it's time for a hint, a section of the Daytona USA soundtrack with the distinctive "Rolling start!" voice clip plays.

Sega will randomly pick 10 entrants who correctly guess the game and provide them with a code to download the game for the PlayStation 3. The promotion's official rules note that the average value of the prizes is $10, putting a price tag on the game. Meanwhile, Sony dated the game on its official Twitter feed, linking to Sega's blog post and mentioning a classic Sega franchise "coming to PSN on 10/25."

Daytona USA was first released in arcades in 1993 and was one of Sega's first-party titles at the 1995 launch of the Sega Saturn. In 2001, Sega also released a Dreamcast version of the game with added online play. More recently, the game Sega touts as "the most played arcade racer" was relaunched in 2010 under the name Sega Racing Classic.

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GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

Teased and hinted does not mean official, wait for the official release. It was mentioned as a classic Sega franchise.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

@Gelugon_baat Only this IS NOT and "up comming Daytona" game didn't you understand or comprehend the English I wrote. What part of "Daytona USA" is a registered trademark did you not understand? That anyone wishing to make into either the actual real world race track or just use the name as in Sega's case since they only made an arcade racer not a simulator and they did not and NEVER used the real life race track. So basically Sega owns their own created music even if it says "Daytonaaa lets go away" to make any Sega racing game be it an arcade or sim racer, but if they want to use the title "Daytona USA" to make a 1:1 port of the old game they will have to pay NASCAR and the Daytona USA foundation for contracting the license or if its owned by EA they will have to go through them. Sega can name the racer anything they want but Daytona unless they buy the permission, that said they do not have to call the racing game "Daytona anything" for me to buy it and add to my Sega arcade racers collection as long as they make it into a disc.

Tony-Baxter
Tony-Baxter

as long as it doesnt cost $20 ill buy it. Dont people understand that when they buy PSN Plus they're paying for discounts on games/add-ons and not actually getting anything useful.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

I thought GodGundamNT1's comments were absolutely everything to do with the article, what' choo' talkin' bout' Gelugon_baat?

leeko_link
leeko_link

Hopefully this is the Dreamcast version of Daytona USA they're bringing, the Saturn version was good too but I felt Sega might have trouble bringing that one to digital download.

Tony-Baxter
Tony-Baxter

(Races 1 single course) "GAME OVER!"

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

As to what version of Daytona USA/SRC is actually gonna be released who knows, lets hope they do a great job and that the game is well received so we can get more Sega racers on a Disc instead of DLC.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

"Daytona USA was first released in arcades in 1993 and was one of Sega's first-party titles at the 1995 launch of the Sega Saturn. In 2001, Sega also released a Dreamcast version of the game with added online play. More recently, the game Sega touts as "the most played arcade racer" was relaunched in 2010 under the name Sega Racing Classic." Real quick ok, yes Daytona USA is the ABSOLUTE most played Arcade racer because if you went to an arcade complex that had the game, they usually had it linked up in 2, 4 and 8 and sometimes more depending and it was fun to have some drinks and go racing lolz, it still is. The Sega Saturn version was rushed by Sega but it was still great but the game that completely fixed the graphics was the Netlink Edition of Daytona USA CCE that you could either buy in Japan or buy from Sega like I did. The Dreamcast version unfortunately suffered from broken gameplay, aka not really playing like Daytona. Finally the reason it was renamed Sega Racing Classic is because Daytona is a trademark used under permission meaning Sega has to pay to use the name Daytona USA and currently I believe its EA who owns the videogame rights however PD was able to license the actual NASCAR Daytona USA race track for Gran Turismo 5 basically they had to pay to use that track and name.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

Rolling staaaaaart! Blue blue skies... blue blue skies I see, blue blue skies blue blue skies I see.... I wanna...

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

DAYTONAAAAA!!!! DAYTONAAAAA!!!! WE'RE GONNA RACE!!!! WE'RE GONNA RACE!!!!

pszone
pszone

well im buying this because great raceing game and is the best one ever must own for me and others

EmperorSamoth
EmperorSamoth

Daytona USA might be a classic, but I liked Super GT (Scud Race) much better.

Vodoo
Vodoo

IMO I feel this is an arcade-only game. We used to go to the arcade at 2am after hanging out for the night and play this game. They had 10 cabinets connected and it was a blast. Going 100mph and dropping it into 2nd gear to drift around the turn perfectly. THAT is how the game is meant to be played. You lose all the thunder when playing it on a home console. I don't think this game should've ever been ported from the arcades.

lilfma1209
lilfma1209

gamespot Fail!A psn game and related game is xbox 360 hardware!LOL

ecurl143
ecurl143

Time hasn't been kind to this game but what do you expect from an 18 year old title? I played this relentlessly on my Sega Saturn and it was an absolute blast.

RadView
RadView

Good ol' Sega Saturn times

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Sweet! Always liked this game in the arcades.

JudgeSim
JudgeSim

pretty boring game. gt5 is much better

DullBozer
DullBozer

Awwwww... memories... i was there when they took the plastic wrap off theses things at my local arcade... I have no interest in playing the game again though, seeing that picture up there was enough...

dartmanoncaws
dartmanoncaws

Damn! I haven't played this since the Dreamcast days. Definitely reserving room on my harddrive for it.

PSR8000
PSR8000

Bring on the online multiplayer!! Would be awesome doing a load of system links as well :D

Raxyman
Raxyman

Is anyone using G27 to that? XD Nevertheless, this game is classic, i'll buy it.

pudgexd
pudgexd

Played it countless times on my Sega Saturn. Also fun times in the arcade!

benboz
benboz

I remember playing this game with friends in the arcade. Great fun.

Pete5506
Pete5506

The game was/is a classic, this is a must buy

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Always happy to download a racing game like this :D

B-boy
B-boy

i own the saturn version

sekia37
sekia37

i played this game not to long ago at an arcade at a mall, it wasnt quiet as fun as i remembered it to be tho :(

Auricom_Pilot
Auricom_Pilot

NO! I want Daytona 2. Daytona 1 was garbage in comparison!

Spacerac
Spacerac

Still got my Saturn original. :)

Icehearted
Icehearted

When this was in the arcades I'm sure I spent at least $10 on this game.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

This game will always be fun no matter what console it comes out on.

Phazor58
Phazor58

Oh wow, I remember this game from years ago. I think it may have been my first racing game. I had one of those racing wheels and the gas/brake pedal. But I think it may have been buggy, because while I remember it, I don't remember all that fondly (especially in comparison to NFS3:HS).

OB-47
OB-47

Omg i remember this game ages ago when I was a kid. I was too young then, and I didn't understand what fps was. This game used to run at 60fps and I used to tell my friends how smooth it was compared to other games. I will get this day one

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

This game is the standard by which all other arcade racers are judged. Go and grab it when it comes out- PS+ users also get a 30 percent discount, as well. I've entered the contest, and I'm going to get some money in my PSN account just in case.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

This or Forza 3? Na just kidding

davedrastic
davedrastic

What about Virtua Racing (HD)? 3 pack of Virtua Racing, Sega Rally Classic and Daytona would be an absolute must have.

iceboy8
iceboy8

dont really care for system its for cuz i have both

TheArcade
TheArcade

So long as 360 gets it to I'm on board.

Tanares
Tanares

Oh the joyousness of seeing that game for the first time, never having witnessed before the phenom of 60fps. Man did it give me a headache, but all I could remember is that even reality didn't look this smooth! My how times have changed.

ahpuck
ahpuck

The first time I saw Daytona USA at my local arcade I remember thinking, graphics can't possibly get any better than this! boy was I wrong.