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3D OutRun

It’s been a long wait, but SEGA has finally launched four new 3D Classics on the Australian 3DS eShop. 3D Outrun, 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone 2 and 3D Thunder Blade are all available as of now. Pricing is set at $6.50 each.


System: Nintendo 3DS eShop
Release Date: March 12, 2015
Developer: Sega AM2/M2
Publisher: Sega

Author: Patrick

When Sega announced their line of remastered “Classics” for the 3DS, the one I was really holding out for was Out Run. Being born in an era where arcades barely mattered, I’d only had a single chance to play the original arcade cabinet so my familiarity with the game mostly came from the fact that it has already been ported to just about every console in existence. While most of these ports captured the game’s relaxed feel and addictive gameplay, they did vary wildly in quality so I was curious to see how well this 3DS version stacked up. Is it faithful to Yu Suzuki’s original classic?

Well yeah, of course. The emulation experts at M2 always go to crazy lengths to get the small details accurate as possible while throwing in heaps of extra content and hidden bonuses. What really surprised me was how well Out Run holds up in the year 2015.

Yesterday we received confirmation that 3D Out Run is coming to the North American 3DS eShop next Thursday. Since SEGA’s 3D Classics tend to arrive on the same day worldwide, it was pretty much assumed that the date would apply to Europe as well. Now we now that this will in fact be the case.

The European eShop is listing 3D Out Run for release on March 12. Pricing is set at €4.99.


Thanks to a listing on Nintendo’s website, it’s now confirmed that 3D Out Run is releasing on the 3DS eShop on March 12. You’ll be able to pick up the game for $5.99. Europe tends to get the SEGA 3D Classics on the same day, so it should be out next Thursday over there as well.


3D OutRun is more than just a re-release with stereoscopic 3D. SEGA and M2 are including a virtual Deluxe Version, featuring a simulated arcade cabinet much like 3D Space Harrier.

There’s also a new version of the game (new car, five kinds of goals, four other customization parts) plus the new songs “Cruising Line” from Black Rock Shooter: The Game composer Manabu Namiki and “Camino ami Amor” from Jane-Evelyn Nisperos.


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