Sega fully realizes the power and importance of Daytona USA's soundtrack, as evidenced by the inclusion of a karaoke mode in an upcoming port of the classic arcade racer for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.

Daytona USA will be available as a digital download on October 25th, and will feature "enhanced graphics, steering wheel support and, for the first time on home consoles, online multiplayer." Sega also places great emphasis on the soundtrack, first revealing the port via a contest featuring the iconic "Rolling Start", and now advertising Karaoke Mode as an honest-to-god bullet point. I quote:

"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)"


Karaoke Mode was originally featured in Daytona USA's Saturn port -- it seems that there's a lot of love going around for Sega's 32-bit console lately, given the recent revivals of Radiant Silvergun and Guardian Heroes.

Also relevant and noteworthy: this excellent live version of "Let's Go Away." Note that you have until the end of the month to learn the melody, if you want to be one of the first players to earn the Karaoke Racer! achievement/trophy.