- Aug 25, 2020
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, a spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio has been officially revealed. Cyberfunk will even feature music composed by Jet Set Radio maestro Hideki Naganuma, further linking the two series. Cyberfunk was revealed on Twitter today by Team Reptile, the developer behind Lethal League Blaze and Megabyte Punch. "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 he musical brainwaves of Hideki Naganuma," the game's Steam page reads. According to the description, each stage will be a "neighborhood that represents one time of day" and the game will be "focused on single-player."
The music for the game will be provided by Hideki Naganuma, the esteemed composer behind the Jet Set Radio games, also known for his work on Sonic Rush, Ollie King, and many more. His trademark style can be heard in the Bomb Rush Cyberfunk sting, which gives us our first glimpse at the game's stylish world. We haven't had a new Jet Set Radio game for 18 years, and fans have been clamoring for a revival ever since. In absence of SEGA's interest in reviving the series, indie developers have kept the Jet Set spirit alive, with Team Reptile's previous games - such as Lethal League - and other indie titles such as Rocket Juice Game's Neon Tail evoking the Jet Set Radio style, albeit across different genres and settings. There is no solid release date or platforms listed as of right now, but Team Reptile plans to launch Bomb Rush Cyberfunk in the Jet Set Radio "Future." How apt. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN, and if you click his byline you'll see that he has wanted a JSR revival for years. This successor couldn't be in safer hands. Follow him on Twitter.