Initial D: Arcade Stage 8 Infinity Blasts Down The Mountain With Its Opening Movie

By Eugene . July 26, 2014 . 9:30am


Last we heard about the latest version of arcade racing game Initial D: Arcade Stage 8 Infinity, it was doing location tests and getting ready for release. 


Well, the wait’s over. The game was released recently, and above you can listen to the heart thumping race track opening with band m.o.v.e.’s Outsoar the Rainbow track.



This is not to be confused with the Nintendo 3DS title Initial D: Perfect Shift Online, which is a free-to-play racer where you use character cards, cars and shift gears up and down strategically to beat foes. This arcade game is just plain old street racing. See for yourself with this video showing gameplay and mechanics.



Initial D: Arcade Stage 8 Infinity features a new Factory mode and a D Coin function to buy new parts for your car. Yes, like pretty much every other game in Japan these days, you’ll be able to get your own personalized card which tracks your stats, unlocked items and saved car specs.


Interestingly, once a week you’ll also get a “free continue” ticket to keep you coming back. There’s also a newbie mode for players who don’t know the intricacies of how to drift but want to get into the game—Considering how obtuse drifting can be to outsiders, this is pretty cool news.


Initial D: Arcade Stage 8 Infinity is out now in arcades.

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  • O. M. G. This game needs a console port!

    I played the sh!t out of Initial D & Wangan Maximume Tune in the Arcades :P

    • GÍlgamesh Goldenking

      I agree *.*

      • Bigabu Beaze

        It looks so awesome.

    • I totally agree

  • Guest

    Song name plz

    • PreyMantis

      They show it at the beginning of the video on the bottom-right corner. It’s called “Outsoar The Rainbow” by m.o.v.e.

      • Guest

        Oh, I’ma silly, thanks!

  • Jadfish

    I love how this series keeps being around, fairly unchanged. Those character designs look old and not like anything that is around nowedays and the same can be said about the cars. It’s awesome.

    It feels like it’s still running in the nineties, but at the same in a new way it likes to be~

  • Just Tim

    What other AVEX artists will get involved in the Initial D Arcade Stage 8’s OST? Also, any returning songs from older Arcade Stages?

  • I want to play =[

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