Official Nintendo listing reveals 3D OutRun release date

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Nintendo 3DS owners looking to add to their SEGA 3D Classics library needn’t wait long, as Nintendo’s official site lists 3D OutRun for a March 12th release! Priced at $5.99, the game includes all of the original’s content, two new songs and 60 fps gameplay. Check out the full description below:

3D Out Run™ is the critically acclaimed 1986 driving game designed by Yu Suzuki, re-mastered and enhanced for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. 3D Out Run includes all of Out Run’s original content, alongside two new songs and runs at 60 frames per second, which is twice the speed of the original version. The game features a built in Stage Select option that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, has adjustable difficulty settings, and includes unlockable car customization options. Additionally, players are able to choose from a number of real-life arcade cabinets wherein everything from the appearance to the environmental sounds of the specific cabinet are recreated, providing a true and authentic arcade experience.

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9 responses to “Official Nintendo listing reveals 3D OutRun release date

  1. Keeppassingcars says:

    If there’s one game to entice me to buy a 3DS its OutRun.

  2. Keeppassingcars says:

    Also, does anyone know if SEGA plan on releasing more 3D classics outside of the ones that have already been announced?

    Lastly, do we know if SEGA plan to support the NEW 3DS and release games specifically for it, taking into account the upgrade in performance?

    • George says:

      We don’t have any information on any of that, sadly. I guess it will depend on Wave 2 does. SEGA Japan said there wasn’t going to be a Wave 3, but they might have fibbed since 3D Streets of Rage 2 was recently rated in Australia:

      The issue I have is that I think a lot of SEGA fans are not showing up and supporting classic IPs like these. Fantasy Zone has under 40 ratings on the eShop. That… is just too low.

      People wonder why SEGA moves away from older IPs…

    • Lenticular Leo says:

      Well, I don’t really see Sega put much effort into bothering to market them, I think they still think people will just see the Sega logo and assume that’s the only advertising they need, many times people aren’t even aware of what Sega puts out, how did a small French third party company like ubi-soft manage to make third part multi-million selling titles like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry that dwarf the offerings of a behemoth like Sega.

    • landman says:

      Sega has published on their block 5 entries for Fantasy Zone, very few gaming sites have cared to report even on the launch trailer, who even knows if they have even sent press notes, but what is worst is that they don’t even announce the release date, and a week before we just know what game will be released next week because we see it on the Nintendo site.

      I watch each month a youtube video that talks about the major releases of the month, they, of course, talk about what they know, not about what’s not announced. And I’m betting paper magazines are in the same situation, a monthly publication can’t talk about the release of two random games that don’t have a release date.

    • bertodecosta says:

      Uh, blame me too and remind me to rate the games. I bought it all 3D classics but I never bother and too lazy to rate the games on the e-shop. -_-a

  3. Keeppassingcars says:

    It would be a shame if they didn’t release any further games. That being said, with SoR2 announced hopefully they’ll continue supporting the 3D classics range and encourage me to part with my money.

    Aside from the interview blogs, SEGA don’t really market these. I could have swore I was on their mailing list but have never received emails about their games. That’s why I come here for my SEGA news 😀

  4. Hitrax says:

    If it weren’t for SEGABits, I don’t think even most of the bigger Sega followers would even be aware of what Sega is doing, the only other places are sites like Sega Addicts and Sega Nerds, point is, the fans always have to follow Sega rather than Sega following the fans, otherwise, nobody has clue.

  5. Hitrax says:

    I suppose the most direct way of keeping in touch with Sega is following their official Facebook pages, other than that, these sites are the only way, and of course, a Facebook ‘like’ doesn’t indicate a +1 sale, Sega’s European Facebook page has over 1+Million (their Japanese page has more) and counting Likes, of course, not every like is necessarily a follower, plus you’d need to use Facebook frequently and have your Like set to Add to ‘notifications’ in order to get all their posts thanks to Facebook changing the algorithms of the site once again. So these websites and their Facebook pages are the best and only ways to go to keep updated frequently at least from a basic observation.

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