This Outrun cover from EDGE Magazine (Future Publishing) was released in 1993. EDGE used the same pixel style as the START banner for their logo.
I did get this issue and was a avid EDGE reader, in fact I had the first 200 issues, but like most of my retro items there long gone now.
EDGE Magazine also featured OutRun 2 on their cover ( See Below )
Check out the recent EDGE Magazine – The making of OutRun 2