‘Bomb Rush Cyberfunk’ Is the Jet Set Radio Follow-Up Sega Refuses To Make

There’s nothing quite like Sega’s skate-obsessed, graffiti-filled cult classic Jet Set Radio—except the myriad of imitations that have sprung up over the years. Despite how popular the Jet Set series is, Sega has largely abandoned this classic Dreamcast title, leaving it up to other developers to pick up the slack and satisfy fans with stylish punk art action. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is the latest example of this trend, and it’s already looking like the best one yet.

Announced in a 14-second teaser trailer, there really isn’t much ambiguity to it: Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is the modern reimagining of Jet Set Radio that Sega refuses to make. This spiritual successor to the Dreamcast classic features cell-shaded graphics, rail-grinding gameplay, and perhaps best of all, music by Hideki Naganuma, composer of the original Jet Set games.

This release is in good hands as well. It’s developed by Team Reptile, who are best known for developing the hectic multiplayer brawler Lethal League—which, coincidentally, was also heavily inspired by Jet Set. While there might be more questions about Bomb Rush Cyberfunk so far, what we know is already tantalizing. It has everything a good Jet Set game needs: funky music, stylish graphics, plentiful railgrinding, and more graffiti than you can shake a roller skate at.

The game’s Steam description offers a few more tantalizing details: it mentions that you’ll be able to skate freely through the world, that every level is a neighborhood representing a specific time of day, and that your main goal is to tag as much of the city as possible. And most importantly for a game like this, it’s confirmed that “You will encounter a lot of weirdos” during your time in this world.

There’s plenty of time to learn more about this game ahead of its release next year. In the meantime, follow its developers on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

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