Initial D Perfect Shift Online

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads.

SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the end of June. Players will still be able to play the game in offline mode when 30th June has passed, but if they delete any data it cannot be recovered.

Following the success of the original, there was information of a sequel being in the works recently, fittingly titled, Initial D Perfect Shift Online 2nd Stage. The second stage will reportedly feature gameplay similar to the first with plenty of customisation, new scenarios and content. The sequel was scheduled for Japan's winter, but news on it has been skim since. We'll keep you posted if we hear of any developments.

Let us know in the comments if you think there would be a market for this possible high speed sequel to the 3DS eShop original here in the west.

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