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  SEGA AGES Takes to the Streets in Out Run for Nintendo Switch
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01/10/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Get in the Driver's Seat and Experience the Retro Road-Racing Adventure for All Ages with New Features!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 — IRVINE, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2019 - Out Run, the 3D driving game that launched a legacy, returns today on the Nintendo Switch™ for €6.99. Featuring new motion controls and a new ranking system, speed through the streets of SEGA AGES Out Run, the award-winning title that paved the road for the racing genre. Your favorite stages and soundtracks are back; do you have what it takes to beat the clock?

LAUNCH TRAILER HERE.

SEGA Games History: Out Run Facts and Trivia

  • Out Run was first conceived as a racing game called DEAD HEAT, where you drove a Formula One race car, before it became a driving simulator with a commercial car to help set it apart.

  • Out Run was also modeled after the American cross-country road race seen in the film The Cannonball Run before planners Yoji Ishii and Yu Suzuki switched gears to Europe due to the wider variety of landscapes.

  • This SEGA AGES release contains tracks added for the 3DS version of Out Run along with all-new arranged versions of songs from the Genesis and Master System releases, such as MIDNIGHT HIGHWAY -PLAYBACK-, and even includes a chiptune version of RADIATION from Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast.

  • If you enter a high score as the name "YU." with the period and hold down the X button at the end of Stage 2, you will see a credit for legendary designer Yu Suzuki appear on screen!

About Out Run

First released globally for arcades back in 1986 to critical and commercial success, Out Run is the seminal racing experience created by the legendary designer Yu Suzuki and the Sega AM2 team. Take in a variety of picturesque landscapes from a lowered third-person perspective as you race against time to reach your destination while avoiding traffic and other treacherous obstacles.

Out Run is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for  €6.99.

Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo drop in February!

Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo join the SEGA AGES line-up next month!

 

Gain Ground will see the addition of an All-Member Mode that unlocks all 20 characters, along with an Easy Mode if things are a little too difficult or you simply want to enjoy the game casually.

Meanwhile, the SEGA AGES release of Puyo Puyo will allow you to try your hand against other players outside your home with Online Play while testing your skills on the leaderboards with the new Ranking System! Note that Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play.

Also Coming to SEGA AGES in 2019

In 2018, we debuted the SEGA AGES series that revived some of SEGA's most beloved properties for modern audiences. That includes such iconic titles like Sonic The HedgehogLightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, and the original Phantasy Star. You can expect another great line-up of SEGA AGES releases in 2019, including:

  • Alex Kidd

  • Columns II

  • Puyo Puyo 2

  • Space Harrier

  • Virtua Racing

  • Sonic 2

  • Thunder Force AC

About SEGA AGES

SEGA AGES is a series of classic SEGA titles being released on the Nintendo Switch™. Developed by M2, the Japanese developer known for high-quality ports of classic games such as the popular SEGA 3D Classics series on the Nintendo 3DS™, SEGA AGES aims to bring prominent titles from SEGA's legacy catalogue to fans around the world. From a selection of home console classics to a multitude of perfectly-emulated arcade games, SEGA AGES gives fans the ability to build their own unique retro SEGA collection.

SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol. 1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a compilation of enhanced arcade ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, released on the Sega Saturn in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems. The series also made an appearance in the West with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection of enhanced ports of Space HarrierOut Run, and After Burner II, released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. Now, SEGA AGES is being rebooted on the Nintendo Switch™, delivering the most faithful ports of Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and arcade games for the current generation. As you would expect from the retro geniuses at M2, these games will stay true to their original forms while incorporating new features that bring a refreshing twist to these classic titles' gameplay. For more information, please visit segaages.sega.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com

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