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Daytona USA now available for download on PSN and Xbox Live

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Daytona USA has been around for a long while now, appearing first in arcades and then on the Saturn, PC and Dreamcast platforms. As of today, you can also find the game on your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In upgraded form, the title is now available through digital distribution channels.

According to the press release SEGA issued, both versions of the game feature newly enhanced graphics, steering wheel support and online multiplayer. This is intended to be your chance to feel like you're playing the arcade classic, all without leaving the comfort of your living room.

"Daytona USA is the game that truly defined head-to-head racing for a generation of arcade gamers," said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Publishing for SEGA of America. "We have re-created every element of the Daytona experience for the new console version. Having the ability to play the game in online multiplayer turns your living room into the arcades of yesteryear."

The updated release supports the Logitech GT Driving force steering wheel and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers, which should ensure that it comes as close as a release can to replicating the thrill of experiencing it in the arcades. If you're interested, you can download it for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network, or for the equivalent 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade.



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Staff article by Jason Venter (October 26, 2011)

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Masters posted October 26, 2011:

Saw that last night. Did you play this thing when it first came out?
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honestgamer posted October 26, 2011:

I've seen it around the arcades and I believe played it a time or two, but I've never touched any of the home conversions.
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SamildanachEmrys posted October 26, 2011:

Ah, Daytona. I fondly remember that I played it, but have no recollection, fond or otherwise, of actually doing so.
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jerec posted October 26, 2011:

I don't think it'll be quite the same without the full car seat with gear stick and pedals. That was the main appeal of Daytona for me...
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Masters posted October 26, 2011:

Having just played it, I can confirm that it's not. =
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pickhut posted October 26, 2011:

Aw, well I enjoyed playing it earlier today before going to work. I guess it's because I've played the home Saturn versions a lot, so I'm used to that home feeling.

I have played the arcade twin cabinet version in a Japanese arcade a few times, though, and I know the lost feeling. Still, having a solid home version of Daytona USA after all these years is pretty cool!

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