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Jet Set Radio

Platform(s): Dreamcast, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Blit Software
Release Date: Sept. 19, 2012

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'Jet Set Radio HD' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT

DJ Professor K, Beat, Gum, and all the GGs are taking to the streets in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which sees players vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking their turf with graffiti tagged across walls, billboards and rival gang members.

Jet Set Radio, the wall-tagging, trend-setting Dreamcast classic from 2000 is making a comeback, with all its slick gameplay, genre-blending soundtrack, pioneering art style, but now in HD.

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.


SEGA has also announced an upcoming contest that will let US and UK Jet Set Radio fans share their own love for (digital) graffiti. Eager fans will get a shot at designing eighteen brand new pieces of in-game art that will be seen by players the world over. Winners will receive a prize pack that includes a Rukus from Etón Corporation – the world’s first Bluetooth sound system with solar power - and a number of other wicked rewards.


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