Free-to-play Initial D game coming to 3DS

Don't expect you'll be driving cars, though.

Sega is developing a free-to-play Initial D game for 3DS called Initial D: Perfect Shift Online, this week’s Famitsu reveals.

It appears players won’t actually drive vehicles in the game. Cars move on their own, and players will have to up- and down-shift gears at the right moments in racing to victory—kind of like a rhythm game.

Characters and vehicles from Initial D will appear in the game.

A closed beta is planned for January, with the full release due spring 2014 in Japan.

Thanks, [email protected]. (Image from Initial D: Extreme Stage for PlayStation 3.)

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