I do love Outrun. It was originaly released in the arcade sometime in the mid-80ies, and then released on almost all homecomputer and consoles at the time. My memories are from the Master System version, the music is great.
Sega has announced that OutRun Online Arcade will be released on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in early 2009. This is a definitive buy for me, probably the XBLA version.
Here is the full press release taken from MaxConsole.net:
SEGA’s classic arcade racer returns, but this time it’s in stunning HiDef and available via PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. Developed by acclaimed Sheffield studio Sumo Digital, OutRun Online Arcade, will be available early 2009.
Test your time, speed and handling ability as you race through vibrant, colourful stages and rediscover the 15 glorious OutRun courses. From the steep streets of San Francisco to the beautiful beaches of California, it’s mile after mile of unrelenting acceleration, thrills and action. Feel the kick as you put your foot to the floor in one of the 10 high-performance, fully licensed Ferrari cars as you race your way across the U.S. to a killer soundtrack.
For the first time on PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE®, OutRun Online Arcade delivers online multiplayer racing for up to 6 players, with fast paced OutRun, Heart Attack and Time Attack modes, the draw to the open road has never been so appealing. OutRun Online Arcade on Xbox LIVE® will feature achievements and voice; and on PlayStation® Network will include trophies, voice over IP and leaderboards.
Which route will you choose on your drive for the highest possible score?
OutRun Online Arcade will be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation® Network early 2009. For assets please visit www.sega-press.com.
Joystiq.com have posted a trailer for the game.