Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Yesterday, Sega released more information about OutRun Online Arcade. It turns out that in Europe, the game will be available on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, making it a PSN exclusive. In North America, the game will only be available on XBLA.
Also, the game will not be released in January as previously thought, instead being released in Spring. All fifteen tracks will be taken from OutRun 2SP, and will feature music from the original game. Yay!
Here is the full press release:
OUTRUN™ ONLINE ARCADE - YOUR JOURNEY AWAITS
SEGA's classic arcade racer returns! Experience multiplayer OutRun via Xbox LIVE® Arcade and Playstation Store all in stunning Hi-Definition for the first time.
Experience the mayhem and action as you race and rediscover 15 challenging courses, testing your time, speed and handling ability as you bring your next gen skills online with this coin-op classic. Feel the kick as you put your foot to the floor in one of 10 high-performance Ferrari cars racing your way across the U.S. From the steep streets of San Francisco to the beautiful beaches of California, it’s mile after mile of unrelenting acceleration, thrills and action.
Which route will you choose on your drive for the highest possible score? OutRun Online Arcade - it's a beautiful journey.
OutRun delivers online multiplayer for up to 6 players for the first time on Live Arcade and PSN.
• 15 Courses & 10 fully licensed Ferraris
15 glorious courses, 10 licensed Ferrari cars for the ultimate OutRun ride.
• Arcade Missions and Time Attack Modes
Fast paced arcade action thrills and OutRun, Heart Attack and Time Attack modes.
• Classic OutRun Tracks
Catch the cool sounds of OutRun as these smashing tracks feature alongside stunning new visuals.
• XBox LIVE® Features
Experience OutRun with Xbox Live features including, achievements, voice and leaderboards!
• PSN Features
Enhance the experience with PSN features including, trophies, voice chat and leaderboards!
[Source: Sega and Sega Nerds]