Jet Set Radio Detailed

By Michelle Balsan, 6 years ago
Just last week, Sega released a teaser trailer that delivered news that many Dreamcast fans had longed to hear: Jet Set Radio would be the next Sega classic to make its way to the Xbox LIVE Arcade.

There isn't much in the way of new information, but Sega released a very helpful summary of the story for those of you who are unfamiliar with it:

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.
They've also released a handful of screens from the title:
JSR Screen 2

JSR Screen 4

JSR Screen 3

JSR Screen 1

See that last screenshot there? Something about a contest? Some of you may remember that, way back when Jet Set Radio was released on the Dreamcast, Sega hosted a competition to create graffiti for inclusion in the game. Sega has brought this contest back for the downloadable release, only they are (appropriately) requesting digital graffiti this time. Eighteen winners will be selected to have their art in the game in addition to other prizes. Full details about the contest can be viewed here.

Jet Set Radio, which is apparently *not* being renamed Jet Grind Radio this time, will be available for download this Summer.
Credit for this story goes to Teh Paralyzer
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.