Thursday Jun 07, 2012
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.
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:
Friday Jun 01, 2012
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!
By Hideki Naganuma (SEGA)
By Guitar Vader
Also including such popular tracks as …
Jet Set Radio is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC Digital download this summer!
Friday May 25, 2012
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 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 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.
Friday May 11, 2012
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!
Congratulations to you all! We hope you enjoy seeing them for yourselves when the game releases this summer!
Full Winners List!
Thanks to all who participated!
Friday Mar 16, 2012
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?
The Etón Rukus Solar guarantees the party to last all day and all night:
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
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!
TWO copies of JSR
You’ll also win two copies of Jet Set Radio – one for you, and one for your bestie!
Tuesday Mar 13, 2012
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
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.
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!
Trading cards and tower defense combine forces in Alexandria Bloodshow, the ancient mural-inspired sequel to the critically acclaimed Samurai Bloodshow!
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 will be out this Spring for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. See more images for Alexandria Bloodshow on our Flickr.
Virtua Tennis Challenge
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Thursday Mar 08, 2012
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!)
Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
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.
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