Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, the trendy indie tribute to Sega’s traditional Jet Set Radio video games, has been delayed from its scheduled 2022 launch date into subsequent yr.
Developer Workforce Reptile tweeted that it was shifting the discharge date to summer season 2023 “to create a satisfying and distinctive recreation.” The choice, it stated, was a query of high quality. “We’re satisfied that releasing the sport this yr is not going to take it to a stage the place we’d be personally happy with.”
In regards to the launch: We’re satisfied that releasing the sport this yr is not going to take it to a stage the place we’d be personally happy with. To create a satisfying and distinctive recreation we’re extending the event time of Bomb Rush Cyberfunk to summer season 2023.
— Workforce Reptile (@ReptileGames) August 31, 2022
Workforce Reptile promised it could launch some new visuals this week for these conserving monitor of the sport’s improvement.
Introduced in 2020, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is an undisguised love-letter to Sega’s iconic graffiti-and-skating collection: 2000’s Jet Set Radio, for Dreamcast, and 2002’s Jet Set Radio Future, for Xbox. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk pays homage to the older video games’ stylized, cel-shaded look, their free-flowing traversal specializing in methods and grinds, and their frantic, funky soundtracks by Hideki Naganuma (who has been recruited by Workforce Reptile to put in writing music for the brand new recreation).
Earlier this yr, it was revealed that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will add skateboarding and BMX to Jet Set Radio’s inline skating as a approach to get round and pull off rad combos. Graffiti tagging, cop evasion, and normal turn-of-the-millennium counterculture hijinks will all function too, after all. The sport will come to Nintendo Swap, Home windows PC by way of Steam, and doubtlessly different platforms, too.