Bomb Rush Cyberfunk has been announced, making itself a spiritual successor of Jet Grind Radio and Jet Set Radio.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a newly-announced game from Lethal League developers Team Reptile, and the title looks to be the spiritual sequel to the Jet Grind Radio and Jet Set Radio franchise of games.
A teaser released on the Team Reptile YouTube channel depicts a funky and colorful cel-shaded world with all the graffiti and rail-grinding the seminal skate franchise itself contained, as well as a soundtrack featuring the work of Hideki Naganuma. Naganuma is known for his work on both Jet Set games.
Team Reptile’s official site says the title will feature graffiti crews “equipped with personal boostpacks,” and promised you’ll be able to grind, tag buildings, and inevitably confront the police in a futuristic cityscape.
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.
While brief, the trailer makes the game look like a dedicated homage to the Sega franchise of games. It’s the little details that make this game look like such an authentic passion project – details well beyond the obvious cel-shaded aesthetic. The dance moves, super-flat spark animations when grinding a rail, and the blocky appearance of vehicles and buildings all harken back to the now-defunct Jet Set franchise with a loving eye. With any luck, there’ll even be a dog with 3D glasses.
Players will choose a character from their crew to use while exploring neighborhood stages that represent different times of day, with the objective being to “get your name up.” Each stage will have many spots where players can throw up their tag.
The developer has stated the game is a single-player PC experience and hasn’t commented on the possibility of an online multiplayer. Team Reptile announced a targeted 2021 release date (as 2020 is an “unlucky” year). You can already add Bomb Rush Cyberfunk to your Steam Wishlist.
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