Daytona USA revs up for late October

Sega's arcade-classic racer returns on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network for $10.

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The first indication of a forthcoming Daytona USA rerelease came with a Classification Board of Australia listing last month. Sega revealed today that a "tuned up" version of the classic arcade racer will be landing on October 25 on the PlayStation Network and October 26 on Xbox Live Arcade.

The new Daytona USA will bear a striking resemblance to the old.
The new Daytona USA will bear a striking resemblance to the old.

Among the changes to this version are enhanced graphics, steering wheel support, and online multiplayer for up to eight players. Sega characterized the graphics as retro, but also said they will be presented in a 16:9 widescreen format. All traditional modes will be present in this version of the game, including Arcade, Survival, Time Trial, and Online.

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 title 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.

Daytona USA will cost $9.99 on the PSN and 800 Microsoft points on XBLA later this month.

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