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The Outrun Online Arcade (XBLA/PSN) Official Thread

Shard

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What is Outrun Online Arcade?

http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/4062A409-5DFE-44CE-8986-817B8D1C21EC/0/bntoutrun.jpg

Experience the mayhem and action of OutRun Online Arcade as you test your time, speed, and handling ability, bringing your next-gen skills online with this coin-op classic.

Feel the kick as you put your foot to the floor in one of 10 high-performance Ferraris racing your way across the U.S. with an open top and a girl by your side. Winding roads, beautiful beaches and big city lights—it's mile after mile of unrelenting acceleration through 15 action-packed courses, all visually enhanced in stunning high definition. Jump behind the wheel for the ultimate arcade racing experience and push yourself on the road as you race up to six others with online multiplayer. OutRun Online Arcade … it's a beautiful journey!

* Competition: OutRun Online Arcade delivers online multiplayer for up to six players for the first time on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
* Courses and cars: Race through 15 glorious courses in 10 licensed Ferrari cars for the ultimate OutRun Online Arcade ride.
* Arcade modes: The fast-paced arcade action thrills with heart attack and time attack modes.
* Classic tracks: Catch the cool sounds of OutRun Online Arcade with smashing tracks alongside stunning new visuals.
North American XBLA Exclusive

http://www.destructoid.com/outrun-online-arcade-skipping-playstation-network-in-north-america-118660.phtml

Here's a weird case of potential exclusivity. Outrun Online Arcade -- previously announced for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network -- will not be coming to the PlayStation 3 ... in North America.

Sega has confirmed with CVG that the game will be skipping its stop on North American PSN when it becomes available later this year. If you only own a PS3 in the US and want to play Outrun Online Arcade, you might want to consider picking up an Xbox 360. Or, create a European account -- the game will be available on both XBLA and PSN across Europe.

Regardless of the reasons (Sega declined to comment on specifics), North American PS3 fans of arcade racers should shed tears.
Release Date and Price

http://www.seganerds.com/2009/04/09/sega-announces-outrun-release-date-pricing-and-contest/

Sega announces OutRun release date, pricing and contest
11:58am, 9th of Apr '09

Posted by Graham. Filed under G, Microsoft Xbox 360, Multi-platform, News, Sony PlayStation 3. Tagged with Contest, Download, Ferrari, outrun, OutRun Online Arcade, PSN, Release Date, XBLA.

[Edit: Seems I was being a bit retarded when I first read the press release. Updated post to clarify the correct release dates]

Sega Europe has confirmed the pricing and release date for the highly anticipated (well by us at least) OutRun Online Arcade. They have confirmed the release date to be April 16th on PSN and April 15th on XBLA. Both versions should be priced at £7.99/ 9.99Euros.

Anyway the more exciting OutRun news is that Sega Europe has also quasi-announced that there will be a great OutRun contest when the game is launched. They are yet to announce the full details but have told us what the prize is and it sounds amazing.

[ Update: Sega America confirmed it will cost 800 points and come out on April 15th. Mentions nothing about the PSN version, that seems to be Europe only as of now.]
Previews:

Gaming-Age.com
http://gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/previews/preview.pl?sys=xbox360&game=outrun_online_arcade

IGN XBLA
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/959/959314p1.html

The Magic Box
http://www.the-magicbox.com/0903/game090318b.shtml

Video:

Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=OutRun+Online+Arcade&aq=f

IGN XBLA
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/143/14307057/vids_1.html

Screenshots:

























Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/outrun-online-arcade/achievements/

There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.

Technologique 5
Reach any Goal in automatic transmission

Stick Shift 10
Reach any Goal in manual transmission

Grand Tour 10
Arrive at all Goals (A - E)

Cardiogram 20
Score an overall AAA in Heart Attack Mode

Millionaires Club 20
Score more than 1 Million on OutRun Mode

Passing Breeze 20
Complete Time Attack Mode in Under 4'30"00

Risky Ride 30
Score more than 2.5 Million in 15 Course Continuous OutRun Mode

Gumball King 30
Complete 15 Course Continuous Time Attack Mode in Under 14'30"00

Leader of the pack 10
Be first at all junctions on a multiplayer match

Legend 20
Finish in first place in 5 multiplayer matches in a row

Frequent Flyer 15
Complete 50 Single Player games

660 Horses 10
Drive above 300km/h (186.4mph) for 10 seconds
Trophies:

http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/outrun-online-arcade/trophies/

[Printable Version ]
There are 12 Trophies that can be earned in this title.

Sort:

Technologique Bronze Trophy
Reach any goal in automatic transmission.

Stick Shift Bronze Trophy
Reach any goal in manual transmission.

Grand Tour Bronze Trophy
Arrive at all Goals (A - E).

Frequent Flyer Bronze Trophy
Complete 50 Single Player games.

660 Horses Bronze Trophy
Drive above 300km/h (186.4mph) for 10 seconds.

Leader of the pack Bronze Trophy
Be first at all junctions on a multiplayer match.

Legend Bronze Trophy
Finish in first place in 5 multiplayer matches in a row.

Millionaires Club Silver Trophy
Score more than 1 Million on OutRun Mode.

Passing Breeze Silver Trophy
Complete Time Attack Mode in Under 4'30"00.

Risky Ride Silver Trophy
Score more than 2.5 Million in 15 Course Continuous OutRun Mode.

Gumball King Silver Trophy
Complete 15 Course Continuous Time Attack Mode in Under 14'30"00.

Cardiogram Gold Trophy
Score an overall AAA in Heart Attack Mode.
Reviews:

Eurogamer: 8/10
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/outrun-online-arcade-review
 

eso76

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this is SO mine the instant it's made available.

i tried going back to play xbox C2C a few times, but the game already was a jagfest on my sdtv; trying to play that on a hdtv makes you want to stab yourself in the eyes.
 

polg

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omg! After the awesome xbox port and the epic disappointment of the PSP port I hope this actually lives up to the expectations!
 

Aaron

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eso76 said:
this is SO mine the instant it's made available.

i tried going back to play xbox C2C a few times, but the game already was a jagfest on my sdtv; trying to play that on a hdtv makes you want to stab yourself in the eyes.
I think that's because C2C was based off the PS2 version. The Xbox ver of Outrun 2 looks much better.
 

GrayFoxPL

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I wonder what version this is based on.

I think they went the lazy way and upped the res of ps2 port of coast 2 coast and called it quits.
 

leehom

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Can I purchase a U.S. PSN card and redeem it in my EU account? This game is a must buy for me. I loooooved this game at the arcades.
 

eso76

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Aaron said:
I think that's because C2C was based off the PS2 version. The Xbox ver of Outrun 2 looks much better.
What ? wasn't the arcade running off that xbox based board ?
I noticed C2C looked much more pixelated than Outrun 2, at first i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but then i made a direct comparison and assumed they lowered the res. to allow for a slight increase in detail (maybe new tracks were more complex ? ) and remove the few slowdowns O2 suffered from.
What kept them from using the original engine ? Boggling.

Anyway, it still isn't clear to me if outrun online arcade will include tracks from both outrun 2 and C2C or just C2C. I would miss a few tracks from O2 if that's the case, especially greece.
 

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I have both Xbox discs and it is true that Outrun looks better than C2C.

They both look pretty nice through the 360 scaling.

Looking at the new 1280x720 screenies, it does look to me like the actual 3D rendering is 720p but that the screenshots are overcompressed.

They could have released one of the old discs as an Xbox Original, and it wouldn't be 720p, it wouldn't have online leaderboards, it wouldn't work with 360 chat, and it would cost $15. I like seeing this at $10.

leehom said:
Can I purchase a U.S. PSN card and redeem it in my EU account? This game is a must buy for me. I loooooved this game at the arcades.
Wait to make sure it isn't IP blocked. If it's a moneyhat exclusive, it might be. I kind of doubt that, though.
 

brain_stew

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Only 720p, really? What was there excuse for jettisoning native 1080p rendering? The hardware is more than capable enough for it. The difference between "HD" outrun and good old Outrun 2006 for the PC is pretty staggering.

E.g.

PC:



X360:



I'll pass, thanks.
 

tzare

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voltron said:
Shit, thats high for Eurogamer.
and weird, considering how they scored sega rally revo and motorstorm pacific rift, both arcade racers. I wouldn't trust them very much.
However i'll get Outrun on PSN :)

I wonder why did they port Outrun and not Daytona....
 

pilonv1

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Awesome you can search for online races by nationality.

Poor Kiwis are put as Newzealanders
 

leehom

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Are the PSN cards region locked? Can I purchase a $10 card and redeem it in my EU PSN account?
 

TAJ

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brain_stew said:
Only 720p, really? What was there excuse for jettisoning native 1080p rendering? The hardware is more than capable enough for it. The difference between "HD" outrun and good old Outrun 2006 for the PC is pretty staggering.

I'll pass, thanks.
Maybe you should try comparing shots with similar compression quality. Check out the enormous compression artifacts between the time and score in the console shot, in particular.