The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reports that the classic 1998 racing game will be included in the game under the title “Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name” and renamed “Sega Racing Classic 2” to avoid legal complications.
Daytona USA 2 was originally planned for release on the Dreamcast, but the project was quietly canceled and was replaced by a special edition version of the original game called Daytona USA 2001.
Players can also expect other arcade games to appear in the upcoming “Like A Dragon” installment, including Fighting Vipers 2 (which only had a Dreamcast port in Japan and Europe), Flicky, and Galaxy Force.
In previous installments of the Yakuza series, players have already had the opportunity to enjoy classic arcade games from Sega. In the past, they could play games like Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Virtua Fighter 2, Super Hang-On and Puyo-Puyo.
The Judgment series also allowed players to play Outrun, and its sequel introduced the Master System gaming console with a variety of games.
After 25 years, Sega brings Daytona USA 2 to gaming consoles for the first time.
In 2022, Sega’s parent company Sammy sold the remainder of its arcade business. Following this deal, Sega Entertainment was renamed Genda GiGO Entertainment, and all Sega arcades in Japan changed their name to “GiGO”.
Despite the sale of Sega’s entertainment business, the company continues to manufacture and sell arcade machines independently and will likely continue to do so.