Taking stylistic inspiration from Jet Set Radio, the upcoming Bomb Rush Cyberfunk has been officially announced for PC with a trailer.
As one of Sega’s all-time cult classics, Jet Set Radio has always had a passionate fanbase thanks to its distinctive art style and unique graffiti gameplay. While the series has laid dormant for quite some time, the upcoming indie game Bomb Rush Cyberfunk seems to be taking on the mantle of a new futuristic graffiti-tagging and skating game that is worth looking forward to.
Indie developer Team Reptile has announced a new title in development called Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, which is officially coming to PC. No specific release date or window has been given for the game at this moment, but you can wishlist the game now over on Steam and stay tuned for updates. The studio also released a brief teaser trailer that gives a closer look at the game with a mix of in-engine footage and gameplay.
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As you can tell from the teaser trailer, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk seems pretty intent on being the spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio that we’ve been waiting for with its stylish visuals and skating gameplay. Given that we haven’t seen anything from that franchise since Jet Set Radio Future in 2002, Team Reptile’s game feels like the return to a stylized futuristic city that has been sorely missed for nearly two decades.
According to the game’s Steam page, the game will have players “cypher and dance, tag, trick, face off with the cops and stake your claim to the extrusions and cavities of a sprawling metropolis.” So far, this sounds pretty similar to the iconic gameplay of the Jet Set Radio series, but we’ll have to wait and see what BRC introduces to set itself apart from the franchise. Hopefully we’ll get to know a little more about the game down the line once it gets closer to release.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is currently in development for PC.