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.


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!

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.


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.