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Rush Rush Rally Reloaded getting a Dreamcast re-release

By way of our good buddies at the Dreamcast Junkyard, we’ve learned that developer Senile Team plans to re-release the Dreamcast/Wii racer Rush Rush Rally Reloaded on our lovable Dreamcast later this year.

This re-release, which we learned about from the DC Junkyard, will be in limited quantities, packaged in a PAL-style DVD long box and will feature a multitude of improvements from previous releases such as:

  • Two new single player modes: Time Attack and Challenge, which is  like “Get Ahead” from the original game, but against CPU players.
  • Totally redesigned menus
  • Changed camera distance so you can see more of the road ahead
  • Some improved graphics, including: light beams are larger and rotated more smoothly, more colourful billboards, additional illustrations
  • Faster loading times
  • Stable 60fps in both single and multiplayer modes
  • Removed video mode switches between 640×480 and 320×240 resolutions, so low-resolution parts are now upscaled to 640×480
  • Support for more character sets in name entry
  • Usability improvements, such as last entered name is remembered for name entry so you don’t have to re-enter your name every time you play
  • Improved legibility of internet score codes
  • Improved control configuration options
  • Added engine sound options
  • 6 languages: English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian
  • DVD case version will feature an 8 page colour manual.

DC Junkyard’s head junkie Tom Charnock, which just to be clear is where we received this information from and are crediting his work right here, and he learned the developer is also planning future re-prints of its other games, like Ghost Blade, Dux, Alice Mom’s Rescue.

Charnock (that sounds a bit like an Animal Crossing name, doesn’t it?) also interviewed Philippe Nguyen from JoshProd, which is a French publisher that specializes in re-releasing retro games. You can read that interview here.

[Via Dreamcast Junkyard]

P.S. If you haven’t figured it out already, we’re crediting the Dreamcast Junkyard as the source of our information in this article.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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