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#SegaE3 – Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio is a hit at E3! We’re featuring the Vita version on the floor at both the SEGA and Sony Booth and it’s packed all day long. The first thing you notice when playing the Vita version is the crispness – the game looks fantastic.

Jet Set Radio

You’ll be happy to know the full soundtrack from our recently announced list is fully implemented into the game. Dropping in and playing in one of the three available stages puts me right back on my Dreamcast – it’s a beautiful version of the original and fans are going to love it.

We’re getting a lot of good coverage on the game and everyone agrees – Jet Set Radio is a faithful re-release:

– Destructoid

Straight up, this is Jet Set Radio Director’s Cut, featuring all the levels and music from the various versions of the Dreamcast original. Other than that, it looks just like you remember it, only sharper and in widescreen.

– The Escapist

If you love the original as much as I do, this just may be your incentive to finally pick up a Vita.


The upres’d cell-shaded visuals look great on the Vita, and the pounding beats in my headphones drive me forward to land that next sweet trick and put my mark on the city of Tokyo.


Jet Set Radio Final Tracklist Announced!

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The Jet Set Radio Soundtrack has been a much discussed feature of the upcoming Dreamcast re-release. The original game featured such a range of classic tracks, a range of unique and different tracks that matched the new cell shaded art style and fresh concept. So in bringing the game back to modern platforms, it was clear what we needed to do – bring the entire soundtrack back. We not only got the full Japanese soundtrack, not just the full European soundtrack, or even just the full North American soundtrack – no no – we got the worldwide soundtrack!

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By Hideki Naganuma (SEGA)
“Grace and Glory”
“Humming the Bassline”
“Let Mom Sleep”
“Moody’s Shuffle”
“Rock It On”
“Sweet Soul Brother”
“That’s Enough”

By Guitar Vader
“Super Brothers”
“Magical Girl”

By Deavid Soul

“Miller Ball Breakers”
“On the Bowl (A.Fargus Remix)”
“Up-Set Attack”

Also including such popular tracks as …
“Electric Tooth Brush” by Toronto
“Everybody Jump Around” by Richard Jacques
“OK House” by Idol Taxi
“Bout the City” by Reps
“Funky Radio” by B.B. Rights
“Mischievous Boy” by Castle Logical
“Yellow Bream” by F-Fields
“Just Got Wicked” by Cold
“Dragula” by Rob Zombie
“Slow” by Professional Murder Music
“Improvise” by Jurassic 5
“Patrol Knob” by Mixmaster Mike
“Recipe for the Perfect Afro” by Feature Cast
“Funky Plucker” by Semi Detached

Jet Set Radio is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC Digital download this summer!


Jet Set Radio – Stay Tuned!

Jet Set Radio

More to come – stay tuned!

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Jet Set Radio returns to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC this summer!


Jet Set Radio Announced for the PlayStation Vita!

The much-loved Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio will be coming to PlayStation Vita Systems this summer, and will be playable for the first time at this year’s E3 show!

Jet Set Radio Vita

Jet Set Radio is an updated version of the celebrated SEGA Dreamcast original, featuring upgraded HD visuals paired with the original funky soundtrack that rocked the ears of gamers worldwide in 2000. The PlayStation Vita’s unique features provide new ways for gamers to interact with the environments of Tokyo-to, from touch functionality that makes spraying graffiti more natural to Vita camera integration. Jet Set Radio for PlayStation Vita is a handheld version that loses nothing in the way of content or experience in comparison with its console and PC brethren.

“The fan reaction to our recent reveal of Jet Set Radio has been incredible!” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “As Jet Set Radio is focused on creativity, the touch capabilities of the PlayStation VITA are proving to be a perfect fit.”

Jet Set Radio Vita

Jet Set Radio will also be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Digital Download this summer.


Jet Set Radio Graffiti Winners Announced!

Jet Set Radio

The announcement day is here! We are very happy to announce the final winners in our Jet Set Radio Graffiti contest! As you recall, we tasked you, the fans, to come up with some graffiti that would appear in the game. In return, we have put the 18 winning graffiti images into the game and are very happy to show it all off in the video below!

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Congratulations to you all! We hope you enjoy seeing them for yourselves when the game releases this summer!

Full Winners List!

US Winners Entry
Carson Foltz Louisville KY Shake The Can
Abel Muniz Jr Yuma AZ Sega
Chris Maghintay Bricktown NJ Interrobang?!
Jeremy Grandorff Oakville WA Ghostie
Jay Mack Toronto ON Koala
Jordan Canales Monroe NC Snak Atak
Juan Ramirez New Braunfels TX Let’s Go Dogg
Kim Hui Brighton MA Tentacles
Marcio Miranda Winnipeg MB Push
UK Winners Entry
Anja Poland London UK Fly
Anja Poland London UK Cursed
Hanzo Steinbach ashby de la Zouch UK Hero
Hanzo Steinbach ashby de la Zouch UK Rock n Roll
Steve Davidson Hayes UK Dream on
Melody Lewis London UK Minitag
Melody Lewis London UK Mediumtag
Mike Lawrence Haddenham UK JSRCOMP1
Mike Lawrence Haddenham UK JSRCOMP2

Thanks to all who participated!

We were blown away by how many submissions we received in this competition – over 1200! They were a joy to go through and while we had to make a tough call to award only 18 winners, we’re happy to share the entire batchin a massive flickr album.


The Fantastic Prizes of the Jet Set Radio Graffiti Contest

This post serves as a friendly reminder that we are nearing the final submission date of the Jet Set Radio Graffiti Contest. You guys have until March 20th to get your submissions in. Thank you to all that have already entered! Let’s take a look at exactly what the winners will receive, shall we?


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Winners will receive a prize pack that includes a Rukus from Etón Corporation – the world’s first Bluetooth sound system with solar power.

The Etón Rukus Solar guarantees the party to last all day and all night:

  • Its 40-inch monocrystalline panel will double the battery life to more than 10 hours.
  • With a simple one-touch Bluetooth connection, you can easily share your tunes from any Bluetooth device.
  • An auxiliary input also gives you the option to connect your music device directly to the Rukus.
  • The unit can be powered by AC adapter and be charged by solar power.
  • The Rukus solar has a low-power E-ink display which is viewable in direct sunlight.
  • When not using your Bluetooth phone, you can place it in the device storage net, and charge your phone from the Rukus directly via its USB port.
  • The Rukus Solar has an integrated carrying handle which lets you take the party with you.

Plus it looks badass.

Special thanks to our friends at Etón Corporation for hooking us up with this prize, which is the perfect way to blast your favorite Guitar Vader track.

JSR Beverage Shaker

Jet Set Radio

We took a 100% stainless steel spray paint can look alike and branded it Jet Set Radioooo! It’s perfect for mixing up your favorite flavor of powdered drink mix! Or chilling your water! Or peanut M&Ms!

JSR Hoodie

So, I don’t have a picture of it because we haven’t finished designing it. But you guys know we’re good for making sweet hoodies, right?

TWO copies of JSR

You’ll also win two copies of Jet Set Radio – one for you, and one for your bestie!


SEGA Shows Off Digital Games

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Last week, two sets of journalists got a preview of SEGA’s upcoming downloadable games — one in London, and the other in San Francisco during GDC. We previewed Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Jet Set Radio, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, House of the Dead 4, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for iOS, Alexandria Bloodshow, Total War Battles: Shogun, and Virtua Tennis Challenge.

We’ll have separate entries to show off Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun. You can find information and new art about some of the other games below.

Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

The iconic Dreamcast skate-em-up is back, and making a fresh mark on consoles and PC this summer! Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which will have you vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking your turf with graffiti tagging across walls, billboards, and rival gang members.

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

In Jet Set Radio, you can play as 15 different characters, build your own graffiti, explore Tokyo-to and Grind City, perform killer stunts on futuristic inline skates, and express yourself by tagging walls, billboards, cars, and rival gang members!

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

Alexandria Bloodshow

Alexandria Bloodshow

Trading cards and tower defense combine forces in Alexandria Bloodshow, the ancient mural-inspired sequel to the critically acclaimed Samurai Bloodshow!

Alexandria Bloodshow - Digital Day

Set 3,000 years in the past, Alexandria Bloodshow lets you take command of the Egyptian or Greek forces as you battle your way across the Aegean. Defend against waves of enemy troops in beautifully rendered montages inspired by ancient hieroglyphics and Greek pottery – and decide once and for all which ancient empire was the best.

Alexandria Bloodshow - Digital Day

Alexandria Bloodshow will be out this Spring for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. See more images for Alexandria Bloodshow on our Flickr.

Virtua Tennis Challenge


Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

SEGA challenges you to take your best shot! Virtua Tennis, the world’s number one tennis game, is available for the first time on smartphones with Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob, drop, and unleash your best top spin as you take on the world’s best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player’s style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of gameplay through different modes, shots, and courts.

Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

Choose and customize 50 characters with different strengths and play styles in 18 stadiums worldwide. Select from normal, hard, or very hard difficulty levels.

Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

Virtua Tennis Challenge is out March 19, 2012 on Sony Xperia Android smartphones, and May 2012 to other Android devices. See more images from Virtua Tennis Challenge on Flickr.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

VF5FS - Digital Day

Ready… FIGHT! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series, incorporating all of the enhancements the arcade team has rolled out since 2007. Final Showdown makes significant improvements to the fighting mechanics and adds new single player and online modes while maintaining the series’ classic balance and precision.

VF5FS - Digital Day

Taka-Arashi returns from Virtua Fighter 3 and Jean Kujo, a karate expert, makes his debut to round out the lineup of 19 playable characters.

With overhauled core fighting mechanics, Final Showdown is nor more accessible to new players while carefully retaining the trademark depth and balance of the game. The throw escape system, streamlined control inputs, and enhanced visual cuts are among the most notable changes.

VF5FS - Digital Day

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be out this summer for XBLA and PSN. See more screenshots and images on our Flickr.

Stay tuned for more about Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun.


Jet Set Radio Graffiti Contest Inspiration




Hi everyone! We hope that your entries for the Jet Set Radio Graffiti Contest are shaping up nicely. Remember, you have until March 20th to get your artwork in. In the meantime, check out a few tags from the game – do you remember any of them? (Psst, in case you missed it – we’re giving a way a limited edition Jet Set Radio beverage shaker during this week’s Free Stuff Friday!)


New Jet Set Radio Trailer

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Here’s your first look at game play footage from Jet Set Radio!


Jet Set Radio is Back on the Airwaves

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As many of you may have guessed, Jet Set Radio is the next Dreamcast game to hit digital release.

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 will be coming to XBLA, PSN, and Windows PC Digital Download this summer.

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.

Get Your Tag in the Game

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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. For contest dates and details on how to participate, visit