Sega called it quits on its Racing Studio after the release of Sega Rally Revo in 2007, but the franchise itself has been given another track date. Today, Sega announced Sega Rally Online Arcade, a downloadable racer set for release through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network later this year. Pricing information has not yet been announced.
Sega Rally Online Arcade will feature elements that played heavily into Sega Rally Revo and its arcade complement, Sega Rally 3. According to the publisher, gamers will find all of the features found in those two titles, including Championship Battle Mode and Time Attack. The game will also feature online multiplayer races for up to five. Thirteen rally cars will be available to choose from, all rendered with high-definition graphics.
Sega did not indicate any other features that it would bring over from Rally Revo. However, as a possible list, the 2007 title featured real-time track deformation, as well as eight environment types based on real-world locations. Car classes included licensed 4WD, 2WD, and "classic" cars, as well as multiplayer modes that were available both online and offline.
For more on Rally Revo, check out GameSpot's review.