Classic Sega arcade racing game Daytona USA 2 will receive its first ever home port, 25 years after it was released in arcades.
That’s according to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu – read by VGC – which reports that the 1998 racer will appear in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name as the renamed ‘Sega Racing Classic 2’, in order to avoid rights issues.
Originally, Daytona USA 2 was planned to be released on Dreamcast, but the project was quietly cancelled and a special version of the original, Daytona USA 2001, took its place.
Other arcade games set to appear in the next Like A Dragon are Fighting Vipers 2 (which only received a Dreamcast port in Japan and Europe), Flicky and Galaxy Force.
Previous games in the Yakuza series have let players discover and play classic Sega arcade games. The likes of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Virtua Fighter 2, Super Hang-On and Puyo-Puyo have been playable in the past.
In spin-off series Judgment, players were able to play Outrun and then in its sequel, a playable Master System console was available with several games.
Sega’s parent company Sega Sammy sold off the remainder of its arcade business in 2022. Following the sale, Sega Entertainment was renamed to Genda GiGO Entertainment, and all Sega game centres across Japan had their Sega branding changed to ‘GiGO’.
Although Sega’s Entertainment business ran its arcade locations, the company manufactured and sold arcade machines itself separately and will likely continue to do so.