Not too big of a surprise with this one. M2 had started work on this for the 3DS and gotten quite a ways through it when it was a leading candidate for winning one of their fan polls, before it ultimately lost out. So not only was it familiar territory for them, but it also probably was nagging at them a bit that they hadn't wrapped it up.
Hopefully this doesn't mean that Turbo Outrun has to wait in the hope that there's a 2nd round of these (Another game they're familiar with thanks to a Japanese exclusive 3DS release). As neat as Outrun with all the M2 bells and whistles and the first truly arcade perfect home conversion of Virtua Racing are, it's really fresh territory like Turbo Outrun that I want to see the most.
Three racers out of 15 releases in wave 1 doesn't seem inordinate to me when they're such a big part of Sega's arcade heritage, so I'm crossing my fingers we belatedly get a M2 port of Turbo Outrun sooner rather than later. Still four more games left to announce out of wave 1.
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)
- Columns II (Arcade)
- Gain Ground (Arcade)
- Outrun (Arcade)
- Phantasy Star (Master System)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
- Space Harrier (Arcade)
- Thunder Force III (Genesis)
- Thunder Force IV (Genesis)
- Virtua Racing (Arcade)
Edited by Atariboy, Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:46 AM.