Many were wondering if Sega would ever release Daytona U.S.A. after the death of the Dreamcast, well our prayers were answered. Sega will be bringing Daytona to XBLA and PSN this week. You can pick up the HD update of the game for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on the PSN. Let’s go away!

From the press release:

    SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. officially released Daytona® USA on home consoles today, launching the game on PlayStation®Network in North America. Daytona® USA will arrive on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft tomorrow, October 26 in both North America and Europe. Both versions of the game feature newly enhanced graphics, steering wheel support, online multiplayer, and will provide the thrills of the arcade classic from the comfort of players’ living rooms. Daytona® USA is available to download for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points.

    “Daytona® USA is the game that truly defined head-to-head racing for a generation of arcade gamers,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Publishing for SEGA of America. “We have re-created every element of the Daytona experience for the new console version. Having the ability to play the game in online multiplayer turns your living room into the arcades of yesteryear.”

    The re-release of Daytona® USA features:

    • Fresh Oil and a New Coat of Paint: Experience the classic retro graphics of the original arcade hit in an enhanced,16:9 widescreen format
    • Let’s Go Away: Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona® USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode (admit it, you know you have been singing along anyway)
    • Pedal to the Metal: Drive like a pro with included support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3™, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers
    • Reach the Winner’s Circle: Challenge AI opponents in Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes, and trade paint with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard