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Old 09-25-2009, 08:26 PM
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Default Is the King of arcade racing making it's return?

"Start your Engines"

"Roooooollllllllllllliiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggggg SSSSSSSSSttttttttttaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrttttttttttttt"

Remember when we reported that SEGA Europe had licensed “SEGA Racing Classic” for Arcade machines and coin-operated machines? No? Well I forgive you, because I completely forgot about it too. Anyway here’s a reminder of that trademark.

All up to speed? Good. Well one of our main forum goers, STORM!, has spotted the some artwork related to SEGA Racing Classic.

The image has the same logo that the trademark showed, so there’s a good chance this is legit (not to doubt our members - just nice to be sure). [Click image for larger picture, or visit the forums for full sized image]

SEGA isn’t wrong to call it ‘classic’ either. As the image shows all the signs of being classic SEGA:

•Blue Skies - check.
•Developed by AM2 - check.
•Bright, colourful artwork - check
•The Hornet from Daytona USA - check.
In fact the only thing to suggest that this isn’t just the old Daytona USA poster (with a new title) is the inclusion of the RingWide symbol. RingWide being one of SEGA’s newest Arcade machines, running the likes of Border Break.

But it’s going to be interesting to see just what the game has to offer. Will it be a new Arcade machine featuring several classic SEGA racers? Or is it a new/ revamped version of Daytona USA?

The image certainly points more to a Daytona oriented game. I can remember someone telling us that since EA owns the Nascar license, they also own the rights to the Daytona name. I can’t remember if that is true or not, but if it is, then perhaps SEGA Racing Classic is SEGA’s way to get round awkward licensing issues and make a new Daytona game?

Stay tuned for more information as soon as we find it.

If you don't know those two lines, shut up and listen to the ones that do!

Could the King make his return? I bought every version of Daytona USA made for the consoles (Saturn and DC) except for the Saturn import link release. My wife even imported the DC Japan release because it was coming out 6 months before the US version. Has Sega finally figured out how to release the King again without the trademarks EA owns? Stay tuned....

Sega Racing Classic doesn't roll off your tongue like (clears throat) Daaaaayyyyyyyytttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa but, "it'll do pig it'll do".
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