Update [Thu 5th Mar, 2020 14:45 GMT]: The first screenshots from the game have appeared online and the game's page has also gone live on the Japanese Sega Ages website.

Original Story [Wed 4th Mar, 2020 12:45 GMT]: Sega has announced the next entry in its Sega Ages range: G-LOC: Air Battle. A sequel to After Burner, this 1990 arcade release is perhaps most famous for being one of the titles that supported Sega's insane R360 arcade cabinet.

The news was revealed in this week's issue of Famitsu, along with the welcome confirmation that it would be the arcade version rather than the less-impressive Mega Drive / Genesis port. Three difficulty levels will be featured, as well as online leaderboards and a new 'Ages' mode, alongside the default 'Arcade' mode.

When G-LOC was ported to home systems back in the '90s, there wasn't a single platform that could do its Super Scaler-powered visuals justice. That didn't stop Sega from trying, of course; as well as the aforementioned 16-bit port, the game was also released on the Master System and Game Gear, while US Gold would licence it for conversion on home computers, like the Amiga and Atari ST (along with a cheeky new title, G-LOC: R360, which referenced that amazing cabinet mentioned earlier). However, the original arcade version has never been accurately ported to any home system, which makes this latest Sega Ages release all the more exciting.

There's no word on a release date, but we're already looking forward to this more than we were Sonic 2 and Puyo Puyo 2. What about you?