‘Bomb Rush Cyberfunk’ pic.twitter.com/OzHK5bhYQi
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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.
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.