Classic racing franchise OutRun lives on as a downloadable title next week with OutRun Online Arcade. 15 courses, 10 cars, multiplayer for up to 6 players, and online leaderboards are bundled together for an unexpectedly fair price point of 800 Microsoft Points/€10.
OutRun Online Arcade will debut on Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday and the European PlayStation Store on Thursday. Keeping things interesting, Sega has a nifty prize for the person who can get the fastest time on an undisclosed course:
Tour the Galleria Ferrari museum, dine in the world famous exquisite Cavallino restaurant, explore Maranello, the home of motorsport and stay overnight in the Maranello Palace Hotel. The winner will also be gifted a Ferrari “tifoso” premium pack!
More details and a registration page for the contest will be up at launch. I’m still having a hard time understanding the logic behind not releasing the game on the U.S. PSN, but what do I know, I’m just a lowly blogger.