Initial D The Arcade is an arcade racing game based on the Initial D series. It is the tenth Initial D arcade game, although it is separate from the Arcade Stage series.

Unlike the previous one-on-one experience of the Arcade Stage games, Initial D The Arcade features up to four players racing at any one time. Despite this, one-on-one battles are still available, with several appearing in the story.

This game was first playable on the 23rd and 24th of July 2020, in its location test, or "Ignition". More information was revealed on the 11th of December 2020 in its first "official live broadcast". It was officially playable again from the 8th through to the 18th of January 2021 during its final test. The game had a second broadcast on the 19th of February 2021 before its nationwide release in Japan on the 25th of February 2021.

A collaboration with Wangan Midnight was announced during the second "official live broadcast" with the "Devil Z" Nissan Fairlady Z S30 and the "Blackbird" Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 964 announced to be added to the game. The event officially began on April 22nd.

Game modes[edit | edit source]

4 game modes are available

  • Story mode
  • Time trial
  • Online battle
  • Instore multiplayer (2-4 players)

Characters[edit | edit source]

Story Mode[edit | edit source]

Unlike the Arcade Stage series, the player would sometimes race with one or two extra drivers. Despite the implications, the player only needs to beat the main opponent for most cases in order to advance.

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Lake Akina Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)

Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)

2 Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
3 Akina Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
4 Kenji Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)
5 Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14) Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)

Nissan Silvia K's (S13)

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Lake Akina Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)
2 Akina Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13) Kenji

Takeshi Nakazato

Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)

Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)

3 Takumi Fujiwara Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)
4 Myogi Takeshi Nakazato Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)
5 Shingo Shoji Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)

Chapter 3[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Usui Mako Sato & Sayuki Nissan SilEighty (RPS13) Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)

Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)

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3 Akagi Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14)
4 Keisuke Takahashi Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
5 Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86)

Chapter 4[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Akagi Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CE9A)
2 Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CE9A)
3 Akina Itsuki Takeuchi Toyota Corolla Levin SR (AE85) Koichiro Iketani

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Nissan Silvia K's (S13)

Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)

4 Takeshi Nakazato Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32) Shingo Shoji Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)
5 Akagi Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)

Chapter 5[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Irohazaka Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A) Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A)
2 Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A)
3 Akina Kai Kogashiwa Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)
4 Irohazaka
5 Kyoichi Sudo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR (CE9A)

Chapter 6[edit | edit source]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Akina (Snow) Miki Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)
2 Akagi Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14)
3 Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)
4 Keisuke Takahashi Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
5 Akina Takumi Fujiwara Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)

Cars[edit | edit source]

Honda[edit | edit source]

Mazda[edit | edit source]

Mitsubishi[edit | edit source]

Nissan[edit | edit source]

Porsche[edit | edit source]

Subaru[edit | edit source]

Toyota[edit | edit source]

Voting[edit | edit source]

Three cars were voted on for inclusion by fans during the first official broadcast, they were:

Despite being the least wanted car of the three, the Porsche 964 is being added alongside the Nissan S30. It is currently unknown if the Piazza will be added in the future.

Fourteen cars were voted on for inclusion by fans during the second official broadcast, they were:

All of these cars, in this vote, are intended to be included in the game at a later point.

Courses[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Use Song Artist
Opening Scramble Eyes Motsu vs A-One
Lake Akina Dive into the SPEED Axel K
Usui Drive Your Ambition Mimamu
Myogi Starlight Spada Rute
Akagi Waiting for You Shiori
Akina Midnight Tournament Ken Blast
Irohazaka Turn It Around
Akina(Snow) Don't Stop Your Way Aki
Other Good Energy Flow Nene
Super Sonic Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
High Speed Live Sachi Budou

Updates[edit | edit source]

Version 1.05[edit | edit source]

Released June 1st 2021

  • Addition of dress-up parts (including Pandem and Rauh-welt)
  • Tuning style appearance
  • Adjustments were made to the single combat boost, as it would originally cut out when you caught up to an opponent, making it difficult to pass
  • Adjustments were made to the difference in advantage so that it doesn't widen too much, as some users experienced being unable to catch up to their opponent for a certain period of time
  • Adjustments were made to cars behaviours, when a player pushed a rivals car into a wall only they would lose speed, now both players will lose speed
  • Adjustments were made to cars behaviours, blocking an opponent is now easier, as some users had trouble doing this.
  • Most cars had their battle score gains and penalties adjusted

Minor adjustments were made to this update due to a few bugs that effected battle score and the behaviour some cars, specifically the Corolla Levin AE85. These adjustments came into effect on June 8th 2021.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Navigation[edit | edit source]

Initial D Games
Arcade Arcade StageArcade Stage 2Arcade Stage 3Arcade Stage 4Arcade Stage 5Arcade Stage 6 AAArcade Stage 7 AAXArcade Stage 8 InfinityArcade Stage ZeroThe ArcadePachislot Initial D
Nintendo Initial D GaidenInitial D Another StageInitial D EX (Unreleased) • Initial D: Perfect Shift Online
Sega Initial D: Koudou Saisoku Densetsu
PlayStation Initial DRyosuke Takahashi's Fastest Typing-theoryInitial D Special StageInitial D Street StageInitial D Extreme Stage
PC Ryosuke Takahashi's Fastest Typing-theoryFastest Typing in Kanto ProjectInitial D Mountain Vengeance
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