Last week, the folks at Arcade1Up, the company responsible for the recent trend of bringing arcade classics home in mini, affordable cabinets, just announced their plans to release their first-ever sit-down racing arcade game. Licensed from Sega, the said cabinet will come with 4 popular racing games from Sega’s glorious past, including the titular OutRun, Turbo OutRun, OutRunners, and Power Drift, with the last one being a rarity that was similar in some respects to the OutRun series, but had its own unique quirks to it.
The cabinet itself is a first for Arcade1Up. While they’re not strangers to sit-down cabinets, since they’ve also worked on the Star Wars seated model, the difference here is that the OutRun cabinet features both gas and brake pedals to recreate the feel of sitting down at a real arcade simulator.
On their product, they list some of the features included in this upcoming cabinet, including:
- Sit down and relax. It’s time to hold on tight for some retrogaming fun with this seated edition of Outrun™ from Arcade1Up!
- Bringing you authentic and nostalgic arcade experiences in an at-home arcade form factor, Arcade1Up game cabinets are must-haves for your family game room, game cave, or a welcome distraction in the office. They play great, look great, and are instant conversation pieces.
- Now that you’re up to speed, it’s time to talk about what’s under the hood. Not only do we have here the universally acclaimed Outrun™, but also packed into this cabinet is Turbo Outrun™, Outrunners™, and Power Drift™.
- Awesome knows no speed limits. And with Outrun™ from Arcade1Up, you can speed down the highways, no driver’s license required!
Regarding its specs, the cabinet will feature a completely unique design with a standard steering wheel + pedal setup, and a 17” LCD screen. It also features unique artwork for the side panels and light-up marquee, and also being remarkably light and easy to assemble. The product itself weighs just over 100lbs.
Check out the official video trailer to learn more about the cabinet.
And the best part about this cabinet is that it will only cost $500, which is quite cheap for an arcade cabinet. Understandably, the pre-orders for the OutRun cabinet are currently sold out Though the team hasn’t revealed any details about upcoming availability, we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before they restock. Stay tuned to their product page if you want to order one for yourself.
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