Roughly 25 years after launching in the arcades, iconic SEGA racing game Daytona USA 2 is getting its first home console port. The news SEGA fans have been waiting for, Daytona USA 2 will reportedly be playable within upcoming action game Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. The upcoming Yakuza spinoff will contain a selection of playable retro classics, including a number of SEGA Master System titles.
Fighting Vipers 2 (which only received a Dreamcast port in Japan and Europe), Flicky and Galaxy Force.
According to a Famitsu report (via VGC), Daytona USA 2 will be playable within the in-game arcade, and will be renamed as SEGA Racing Classic 2 in order to avoid licensing issues.
Currently, the only way to play Daytona USA 2 at home is via emulation. The original Outrun 2 on Xbox has an unlockable Daytona USA 2 course, but it’s only playable with Outrun 2 vehicles and handling.
Based on a recent trailer (below), you’ll also be able to play Sonic the Fighters, as well as Master System versions of Flicky, Alien Syndrome, and Galaxy Force.
Here’s hoping SEGA adds Scud Race as post-launch DLC!
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name has a November 9 release date on consoles and PC.
The game stars Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza series. It’s said to feature two different fighting styles, as well as a host of weapons and items.
SEGA explains more: “Once a legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu faked his own death and abandoned his name for the sake of protecting his family. Now, he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding.
“Under the codename “Joryu,” Kiryu embarks on a gripping action narrative with bone-shattering combat in vibrant locations filled with exciting characters and activities.”
In addition to retro video games, Like a Dragon Gaiden also features a playable snooker game, as well as karaoke, racing and more.
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