Sega's Free-To-Play Racer Initial D Perfect Shift Online Is Coming To The 3DS

Based in the hit manga and anime series

The latest issue of Famistu magazine has revealed that Sega is bringing the latest in its long line of Initial D games to the 3DS.

Based on the long-running manga series — which has been adapted in both anime and live-action forms — Initial D Perfect Shift Online is a free-to-play offering which apparently involves selecting the correct gears during a road race. According to the magazine, the car steers automatically.

The chances of a release out of Japan are slim given the nature of the license, but Sega's previous Initial D games have found a small but passionate audience in the west.

No screens are available at present, so to set the tone here's a clip from the Initial D anime instead: