It seems that these days, we’re getting more spiritual successors than we are sequels from Sega. Instead of Crazy Taxi 4, we have Taxi Chaos, which just dropped this week. And now, while we patiently await any kind of sign that Jet Set Radio is still alive, a developer has taken matters into their own hands with their own formula, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.
The game comes from the developers at Team Reptile, and is set to debut on “all relevant platforms” starting in 2022. A trailer for the project finally dropped, and we’ll be damned if this doesn’t look like the long-awaited return to Jet Set that we’ve been longing for. The game features some interesting visuals alongside the likes of classic Sega games, as well as some neat new gameplay tricks.
Per the game’s Steam page, Cyberfunk’s description is as follows:
“1 second per second of highly advanced funkstyle. In a world from the mind of Dion Koster, where self-styled crews are equipped with personal boostpacks, new heights of graffiti are reached. Start your own cypher and dance, paint, trick, face off with the cops and stake your claim to the extrusions and cavities of a sprawling metropolis in an alternate future set to the musical brainwaves of Hideki Naganuma.”
The team also listed a number of “facts” surrounding the game.
- In the game you can choose a character from your crew and explore the three-dimensional streets freely.
- The goal is to bomb and get your name up. Every neighbourhood has many spots to find where you can paint graffiti. Once you get enough REP you can challenge the local crew for the territory.
- Features a unique trick system with grinding, sliding, wallrunning and tricking in the air as well as on the ground.
- You will encounter a lot of weirdos. (Side note: not the DVS Gaming staff, but who knows.)
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is taking some time to arrive, but you can enjoy the debut trailer below and imagine what the groove will be like when it arrives!