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Leap Of Faith: Mirror's Edge Meets Jet Set Radio In Hover

Hover: Revolt of Gamer is still pretty obviously early, but goodness do I like where it’s headed. The goal? To marry Mirror’s Edge‘s madly precarious first-person parkour to Jet Set Radio Future‘s groovy techno-tronic cityscapes. Oh, and developer Fusty Games is throwing in an open world for good measure. Also rail-grinding, because who didn’t love the ’90s? The trailer below doesn’t quite stick the landing, but it already looks like it’s on the right track.

There were a few places where it looked less like the player was embodying a person and more like somebody stapled an assortment of human limbs to a camera, but otherwise Hover seems like exhilarating neon bliss. Even the sense of weight and physicality is already mostly there, and there are tricks and things. I really like what I’m seeing so far.

The premise, meanwhile, is, um, confusing. I think it’s about battling a government that opposes violent videogames… with parkour? Ah well, it’s an excuse for flipping around like a dolphin on roller skates, and I’m all about that. You’ll also be assembling a squad, I guess. For reasons.

The developers also note that Hover will be especially great with Oculus Rift. Simply writing that sentence caused me to vomit profusely for ten minutes, but I admire their iron stomachs and total immunity to any sort of motion sickness.

There’s no release date as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted. What do you think of Hover?

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