If Sega Won't Make A New Jet Set Radio, These Guys Will

Gif: Bomb Rush Cyberpunk

If a new game looks a lot like another game, that can sometimes be scandalous. If it looks a lot like another game that everyone wants a new one of and never get, though, it is welcome.

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Here’s Team Reptile’s Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, coming to the PC next year, which is as close as we’re going to get to Jet Set without anyone actually shouting, “Jet Set Radioooooooooooooo.

I mean, just look at this:

It’s very Jet Set Radio. And that’s what makes it so exciting.

UPDATE: Even more exciting is that Jet Set’s composer Hideki Naganuma is working on the game as well!

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

TheSadClown
Nightshift Nurse

So long as there’s no timer (or a far less aggressive one), the camera doesn’t suck, and the momentum isn’t awful, I’m in.

Jet Set Radio was one of the main reasons I bought a Dreamcast just shy of twenty years ago. And I was never able to admit back then that I thought it kinda sucked. I have no trouble discussing how deeply unfun I find the original (never played Future) today, though.

But it was and still is one of those games that I always really wanted to like, and I welcome any serious effort - official or no.