A few days ago, we found Out Run would be the next game added to the Sega AGES line on the Switch eShop. As exciting as the news was at the time, there was no mention of a local release. In the latest update, a spokesperson from Sega has told Eurogamer the title will be made available "worldwide" early next year.
Given how Phantasy Star for the Switch has only recently been locked-in for 13th December locally, it's not all that surprising we won't be receiving Out Run until 2019. Sega is also known for drip-feeding fans retro collections over a prolonged period of time. As always, Japanese Switch owners are the lucky ones here, as they will still presumably be able to go for a drive at some point before the end of this year.
If you missed the initial announcement, the Switch eShop version of Out Run is being handled by M2 and will modernise the 1986 AM2 arcade classic - with 60fps, widescreen support and gyro controls to recreate arcade steering. Like the 3D Classics version released on the 3DS in 2015, this one also includes additional tune-up features and BGM.
Are you ready to race in plenty of exotic locations in Out Run? Will you be downloading this on release when it does finally arrive? Tell us below.