news\ Feb 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

Jet Set Radio coming to XBLA, PSN, and PC this summer


Last week, SEGA released a short trailer titled "Guess Who's Back", teasing a possible re-release of popular Dreamcast game Jet Set Radio.  Of course, at the time, we had no official announcement from SEGA detailing the game's release.

Today, on the SEGA blog, the company officially confirmed an upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio will be coming to XBLA, PSN, and PC this summer.

In the game, DJ Professor K, Beat, Gum, and all the GGs are taking to the streets which sees players vying for control of futuristic Tokyo-to by marking their turf with graffiti tagged across walls, billboards, and rival gang members.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, 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) grafitti.  The competition will give fans a shot at designing 18 brand new pieces of in-game art.  The 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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