Australia 3DS 3D SEGA games delayed

It’s sad news for Aussies hoping to get their hands on SEGA’s 3D games that were coming to the 3DS as I’ve just received news from SEGA through Twitter that Fantasy Zone and other 3D games including OutRun have been delayed with no release dates as yet.

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The good news is that at least SEGA have given us in Australia an update as up to now we’ve been scratching our heads as to why Fantasy Zone didn’t appear last month.

Let’s hope OutRun and the other Wave 2 games from this series don’t take to long to come out as the wait is killing me.

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New Arrival – 3DS Japanese SEGA 3D Classics Reprint Poster

I received a new poster today from Japan, the advertising poster for the forthcoming 3DS SEGA release of 3D Classics Collection.
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I am a big fan of the art style of this poster including OutRun, Space Harrier, Bare Knuckle, Super Shinobi 2, Fantasy Zone and Ecco.

Although this retail ‘Reprint Collection’ which includes Space Harrier 3D and OutRun 3D as a bonus is currently only heading to Japan we have recently had the great news of the second wave of games coming to the West. Let’s also hope for this compilation to arrive with the stunning artwork by Ken Sugimori of Pokemon fame.

3D OutRun Picture and Video Round Up

Here’s a cool Video of the Gear Gatcha mode and the Deluxe Cabinet selection (with shaker motor simulated)

The below pic is I believe from the end credits!

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Here’s a pretty cool pic that keeps turning up. Is the car stuck?

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What would you play? The arcade or 3DS version.

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The Yu Suzuki Easter Egg is present

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As well as Ferrari licensing not going ahead some other changes have occurred due to SEGA playing it safe to copyright infringement.

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Above – M2 have put there stamp on a previous billboard that promoted KTM motorbikes

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Above – As well as the players car being changed the AI cars have also. OutRun had pretty close replicas of Porsche 911 , Voltswagon Beetle and a BMW. Each car has been tweeked

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Above – This pic sourced from Twitter shows the variation from the Arcade car to the Yu Suzuki DreamWorks version to the 3D OutRun game. Each has some level of change.

3D OutRun 3DS Version Details Released

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Well OutRun fans, information has now been released regarding M2’s port of OutRun to the Nintendo 3DS.

I’ve been checking out the SEGA archives web page daily for the last 3 weeks waiting for an update and finally today it’s here.

The thought of driving your Ferrari Testarossa down Coconut Beach in 3D has had me pretty excited now for the last Month or so.

Looking at the official page I’m a little disappointed to see the Testarossa gone just like the GameWorks version. If licensing is an issue why change from the Testarossa to another car that looks like a different Ferrari anyway?
If your an OutRun purist I think it’s going to be a disappointment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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OutRun had a Red car, don’t waste time programming different colour car options, have a hidden feature to include the Testarossa !

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Ok….rant over for now, let’s look at some of the other features that M2 are including as this element of these 3D re-releases had been excellent for Super Hang On, Space harrier and Galaxy Force.

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It is possible to save the game at any time during play and save one replay to watch over again, it is also possible to appreciate the game in slow replay. There is also a double-speed playback function replay.

You can choose to play the five levels of the original version or more.

If you select the lowest degree of difficulty, there will be no traffic.

It is possible to play both Map versions of the game – OLD Version (Japan Version) and NEW Version (Overseas Version) as seen in previous releases.

You can select four types of screen display options –
Widescreen
4:3 Original Arcade
Full 3DS Screen
Deluxe Cabinet Mode

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Deluxe cabinet mode looks the most interesting option as this simulated the moving deluxe cabinet.
There will be 3 bezel surrounds simulating the arcade –
Upright (Stand up version)
Standard (Sit down version)
Deluxe (Sit down version)
There are several nice OutRun cabinets out there like the rare Japanese Cockpit version , it would of been nice for M2 to share this option too.

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Music Selection

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There will be two additional music tracks included in the 3DS version as well as Magical Sound Shower , Slash Wave , Passing Breeze and Last Wave.
These are –
Cruising Line and Camino a Mi Amor.

I’m yet to hear these additional tracks so I can’t comment on if they fit the original atmosphere of the game. Personally though I hold a huge amount of nostalgia to the original tracks by SST Band.

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So there you go OutRun on the 3DS…
Pros –
3D Mode, Widescreen mode, Deluxe cabinet bezel Mode, new music tracks

Cons –
The iconic OutRun Testarossa has gone and been replaced again.

I’m not sure if the optional extras will be enough for OutRun purists to love the M2 3DS version…..only time will tell.

I will definitely be picking the game up as soon as it released outside of Japan, it will be great to see what the 3D Mode brings to the OutRun experience.

Looking at previous release information this may come as late as December outside of Japan, let’s hope for an earlier release date.

3D OutRun confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS

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OutRun fans rejoice , M2 will be releasing Yu Suzuki’s classic OutRun as part of the SEGA Classics download range in full 3D.
Little is currently known as yet over at SEGA Japan Game Archives Site but as soon as more info is revealed I’ll be covering it.

Let’s hope that they can keep true to the original car with the Ferrari Testerossa and we get a release date outside of Japan.

Thanks to forever Sonic over at Twitter for highlighting the news

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90 minute 3D Model OutRun Deluxe

Check out the link below of a 3D modeling speed competition.
There are some classics machines (including OutRun of course) recreated in amazing detail by talented modelers in record speed.

3D Speed modeling entries

[Below– OutRun Deluxe…..would of loved to seen this with textures]

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