Sega to unveil Daytona 3 at IAAPA
Sega will unveil a brand new Daytona arcade racing cabinet at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo.
The company announced on Tuesday that it will launch Daytona 3: Championship USA at the Orlando tradeshow in November.
Daytona 3 comes 18 years after Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge was released (1998) and 22 years after Daytona USA was first launched in 1994.
The new Daytona arcade racing cabinet will feature three brand new tracks including a recreation of the newly renovated Daytona International Speedway, Sega said.
In addition, the original three classic courses have been remastered for the modern era.
Sega has gone all out on a cabinet design to do the Daytona brand justice and make it stand out from the pack.
The cabinet’s 47” LED monitor is linkable for up to eight players and lit from top to bottom.
It even has a moulded under seat engine.
New game features include a live in-game camera system so you can enjoy maximum bragging rights as users overtake their friends.
Brand new to Daytona 3 will be the live TV-inspired spectator video billboard marquee with 27” display.
This allows spectators to see what’s happening in the race, whether it’s a crash, a pass for position or to find out who is winning or losing.
"This is a game changer," Patrick Michael, head of Sega’s local R&D, said of Daytona 3.
"This is a premium game that delivers on quality, player experience and operator features that sets a very high bar for arcade video racing games.
"Importantly we have based it on the original game engine that gave us the amazing ‘AI’ and ‘catch up’ feeling that we all grew to love."
The game also has an all-new party mode allowing operators to run special events easily.
In addition, to assist engineers, there is the introduction of Sega-IQ Intelligent Service Menus.
These are designed to offer prompts and troubleshooting advice when the onsite technician is maintaining the game.
"At Sega we have always been passionate about developing the best arcade racing games, it’s part of our DNA," Sega CEO Paul Williams said.
"So to have the opportunity to work on this title that truly captures the spirit of the racing scene in Daytona is nothing short of an honour."
Sega said all players, whether they enjoyed the game back in the 90s or are experiencing it for the first time, would find Daytona 3 easy to pick up and master thanks to the simple and quick menu options.
Want to play Daytona 3? Visit Sega in booth 1606 at IAAPA.