Posts Tagged ‘Jet Set Radio’

Going For The Hard Cel: Jet Set Radio HD

By Jim Rossignol on September 19th, 2012.


UPDATE: here it is.

Famed skating hipster game Jet Set Radio is getting a fashionable HD re-release on… today. Reportedly, the game will appear on Steam, costing $9.99 / £5.99 / €6.49, but no sign of it yet. Wake up, West Coast America! Wake up, I say.

Jet Set Radio was, of course, famed for its Dreamcast release back in 2000, where it received widespread hi-fives from jubilant games journalists and smiling, happy gamers. It returns now with buffed camera and other tweaks to make it palatable in the dark, cynical times of 2012. Will the PC version be any cop? Toss a coin to decide! Oddly exposition-rich release trailer below.
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Track Suite: Jet Set Radio Reveals Track Listing

By Jim Rossignol on June 4th, 2012.

When I grow up I want to be cell-shaded.
Sega have announced the tracklist for Jet Set Radio HD (will it be called Jet Grind Radio again in the US?), which will be arriving on PC later this year. There’s also a new trailer to celebrate this fact, which you can see below. It’s apparently some kind of amalgamation of the tracklisting from the various versions of the game that were released around the world when it first appeared on the Dreamcast.

Man, the year 2000 seems like a long time ago…
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Don’t Miss A Beat: Jet Set Radio HD

By Adam Smith on March 5th, 2012.

Spray it one more time

The weekend was a little grey, a little dull, although even as an Englishman I can’t blame the weather for not trying harder. Instead, I’ll lay the blame at the door of the internal imbalance that left me huddled on the couch underneath a blanket wishing I could enter the halls of sleep until waking life became slightly less of a chore. What better way to start a new week in which I am a man reinvigorated than with a trailer for Jet Set Radio HD. That’ll put the colour back in my cheeks and onto my monitor. Admittedly, it doesn’t look more highly defined than the Dreamcast version from where I’m sitting, but it’s a treat for the senses nonetheless.

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Get Set For Jet Set Radio PC

By Adam Smith on February 28th, 2012.

Painting the town every possible colour that a thing can be painted

Jet Set Radio continues to be an astonishingly good looking game, over there on the last of the Segaboxes and wherever else it may have popped up over the years. It’ll be looking even better on PC soon enough, with announcement that a high definition digital download version of the game is due on XBLA, PSN and my computer this summer. Maybe it will be on your computer as well, or maybe you’re not yet convinced that its scratchy audio treats and cel shaded visuals are for you. Look at this trailer, which is still lovely today several graphical and musical trends after release. This was before all game promotional material legally required use of dubstep or that BWAARRRRR Inception noise.

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