Sega Bringing New Daytona to Arcades

The perfect excuse to listen to the theme tune again.


Sega is teasing a new entry in its Daytona USA racing series. The Sega Amusements Twitter account posted a gif that cycles through previous entries in the series, and then teases something new for 2016.

The gif and the accompanying Twitter post confirms the new Daytona will be playable at an International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions event being held at the Orange County Convention Center the week of November 14.

Daytona USA was originally released in 1993 and this new machine is the first entry in the series since Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge, which launched in 1998. The beloved arcade racing series was directed by Toshihiro Nagoshi, who went on to create the Yakuza series and Binary Domain.

Although the first Daytona is remembered fondly for its gameplay, it's standout feature is the superb theme tune, which is sung by Japanese video game composer Takenobu Mitsuyoshi. Here's hoping he comes back for the new Daytona.

In other Sega news, the company has reported its financial performance for the six months ending September 30 and both sales and profits have increased.

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