Welcome to 2016. We have Elon Musk, a brand new console cycle, the most terrifying US election in history...
And a brand new Daytona game... coming to arcades.
What a time to be alive.
The arcade scene in Australia — actually everywhere that isn't Japan — isn't in the healthiest of states. It's a different beast now. Redemption machines, legacy units — it might seem like a strange time to launch a brand new Daytona game.
— Sega Amusements (@SegaAmusements) November 1, 2016
But maybe this isn't quite as crazy as it first appears.
Daytona — it's still one of the few enduring classics of the arcade scene. There are far less arcades nowadays, but the ones that still remain — they pretty much all have about a million Daytona machines.
And that's because they still take in money.
So why not make an update? Why not make it a bit more modern? I know it'll be one of the machines I head to first when I go to an arcade. I'm down for this.