Initial-D Arcade Stage 4 headed for PS3, Toyota Sprinter Trueno not included

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, the game known in Japanese arcades as Initial-D Arcade Stage 4 will soon be making its way to PS3 in the form of Initial-D: Extreme Stage. Tearing through mountain roads with J-pop blasting in the background on PS3? Yes, please.

The game is set to receive a visual upgrade, updated single-player mode with more than 20 rivals, and *drumroll* competitive online play. It will not, however, include the full-size Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex AE86 that I was hoping would stay intact from the arcade port. Why do they always have to leave stuff out when they bring it to home consoles?  You can check out the first images in the Famitsu scan in the gallery below. 

[Via Akayuki

Topher Cantler