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Bomb Rush Cyberfunk channels Jet Set Radio’s best parts

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Indie developer Team Reptile has unveiled its stylish new action-sport project Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. The game is very apparently a love letter to the iconic Jet Set Radio and is slated to make its grand entry onto PC sometime next year. Watch the teaser trailer here and rock out to some sweet tunes!

Jet Set Radio is arguably one of the best titles to grace Sega’s ultimate home console, the Dreamcast. When it originally came out at the start of the Millenium, cell-shaded visuals were still highly uncommon in games. But it was the perfect visual aesthetic for the game’s tone and setting.

Team Reptile brings you Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, 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.

Just like the Dreamcast, many of its exclusives died an unceremonious death after Sega’s untimely departure from the hardware business. But the love for the game never stopped and it went on to influence many a future game developer in the coming decades.

Case in point, Team Reptile opted to feature stylish visuals that are reminiscing of Jet Set Radio in their prior games Megabyte Punch and Lethal League Blaze. All this is now finally culminating in a bonafide spiritual successor to the original with Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.

All the hallmarks are apparent here. Stylish clothes, rebellious protagonist, and sweet sweet funky music. Oh, and of course graffiti and slick moves! The teaser trailer is very short sadly but it’s enough to have us excited already for next year when it’s planned to launch.



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