SEGA Reportedly Working on Daytona Racing 2 for Modern Consoles

By Todd Russell Sep10,2023

Daytona fans will like this news: After 25 years, Sega is bringing Daytona USA 2 to consoles for the first time:

That’s according to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu – read by VGC – which reports that the 1998 racer will appear in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name as the renamed ‘Sega Racing Classic 2’, in order to avoid rights issues.

So, it will be part of an upcoming collection(?) says this magazine? The article is sparse, but the news — rumor or true — is curious considering how long it’s been since Daytona originally hit the arcades (1994!).

Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge, an arcade-exclusive sequel using the Sega Model 3 hardware, was released in 1998.[48] It is the only Daytona game that uses no courses or music from the original.[3] Daytona USA 2001, a remake of Daytona USA and Championship Circuit Edition, was released in 2001 for the Dreamcast, with graphical upgrades, online multiplayer, and new courses.[49] Daytona Championship USA, also referred to as Daytona USA 3, debuted in late 2016 as an arcade exclusive; it was the first Daytona-branded arcade game in 18 years.

Didn’t know about the 20016 Daytona USA 3, but want to play that now. Did play Daytona on the Saturn back in the day and dug it. Looking forward to seeing some more Daytona on the Xbox, PS5 and/or whatever Nintendo is doing (probably still the Switch, but who knows). Sure hope IF Sega is doing this, they don’t forget the PC.

Spread the love

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *