Fans of cel-shading and thumping beats got quite the treat today when Sega put a sneaky little trailer onto their blog hinting at the next Dreamcast port to arrive on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network. The video lands on the tenth anniversary of Jet Set Radio Future and blurts out an enigmatic "guess who's back" before dashing away.
So, yeah, we're all going to get a chance to play the fantastic Jet Set Radio again.
For anyone who missed the skate punk game the first time it came around, Jet Set Radio stars a cast of runaway teenagers fighting against a culture of oppression and conformity. Collectively known as the "rudies," they form into gangs across Tokyo and spray paint their tags while fleeing the aggressive police under the control of Captain Onishima. And of course, the soundtrack comes courtesy of pirate radio DJ, Professor K.
Responsible for the wave of cel-shading that engulfed video games back in the early 00s, Jet Set Radio was criminally ignored in 2000. Thankfully, SEGA will soon pluck this gem from cult favorite obscurity and drop it into modern day obscurity where it belongs, unfortunately without a release date at the moment.