Jet Set Radio back at ya!
The Dreamcast, it brings back so many happy memories for so many gamers. Some people remember queueing outside Dixons, others remember seeing it on the news. What even more people remember is the random and weird games that the Dreamcast brought out. Games that were well ahead of it’s day and will probably still be ahead of it’s time even today – with the likes of Space Channel 5 Part 2 and the latest game that’s due for re-release on the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
That game is Jet Set Radio and it’s not only being re-released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it’s also getting the love and attention it deserves by going HD. For those who don’t know Jet Set Radio, SEGA have summed it up nicely:
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Jet Set Radio lets players join the GGs, an up-and-coming street gang in the futuristic city of Tokyo-to, fighting for the right to self-expression against an overbearing, corporate-controlled police force. Rolling and leaping through crowded urban environments on magnetically driven inline skates, players take control of gang leader Beat and his growing posse of deviant artists as they steal turf from the local gangs by covering the city with colorful graffiti. Guided by Professor K, DJ for the hottest pirate broadcast in town – “Jet Set Radio” – the GGs will ultimately uncover the sinister plot hatched by the controlling powers of Tokyo-to.
The release date isn’t confirmed yet, but it’s looking like summer this year.