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We're going to call this latest batch of screens from Sega's upcoming XBLA release, OutRun Live Arcade, the "See, we really are improving the graphics!" gallery. And it's true -- while the scenery may look like it's simply been up-scaled from the original Xbox release of OutRun 2, it's clear that Sumo Digital isn't using the same car models for this release. They're nice and smooth ... and oh-so-shiny.

Considering the roadside elements go by so fast, we're willing to bet most players won't even notice whether they're HD-ified enough or not. But the cars ... you always focus on the car in OutRun, as it almost supernaturally drifts its way through traffic. Sega: Bring. It. On.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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