Bomb Rush Cyberfunk perked the ears of many Dreamcast followers when it was revealed last summer. The sport is an apparent love letter to Jet Set Radio (or Jet Grind Radio for us westerners), with its graffiti drenched artwork fashion, skating gameplay, and an unique soundtrack by the collection’ composer, Hideki Naganuma. After dropping a short teaser video final 12 months, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk has resurfaced with a barely longer (however nonetheless tantalizing) take a look at the sport in motion.
The sport comes courtesy of Group Reptile, the staff behind Deadly League, and appears to seize wholesale the whole lot Jet Set Radio followers love. That features its cel-shaded artwork and neo-future vibe; over-the-top, parkour-style skating; and bizarre-looking characters. It’s such a faithful-looking homage that you would in all probability slap a sticker on it that reads “Jet Set Radio 3” and folks would nod and say “yep, that there’s a Jet Set Radio if I ever noticed one” Check out the brand new footage beneath.
When it comes to gameplay, the description states that gamers management a member of a avenue crew who should tag numerous graffiti spots so as to improve their rep. Accrue a excessive sufficient popularity, and you’ll problem native crews in territory battles. Gamers can freely traverse the 3D open world and unleash cool skating strikes utilizing a trick system. That features skating up and down partitions, grinding surfaces, and executing aerial maneuvers. Talking of doing issues in midair, you may as well use a lift pack to achieve hard-to-reach areas.
Whereas the sport’s Steam web page lists Bomb Rush Cyberfunk’s launch window as “future”, Group Reptile has confirmed it can now launch in 2022 as an alternative of later this 12 months (there’s nonetheless no affirmation on a console launch). That’s a bummer, however we sit up for seeing what the additional 12 months of polish does for this intriguing polish.