Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio for
westerners) is the next Dreamcast classic to receive an HD upgrade.
Today, Sega announced its street art adventure will return as
a download on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC digital
download stores as soon as this summer.
The high-definition revamp (which was
all but announced last week) will usher in the return of Beat and his
“Graffiti Gang Gangsters” (aka GGs) in a skating game that
challenges players to paint the districts of Tokyo-to in colorful
tags while avoiding street gangs and a corrupted police force.
Familiar taggers like Professor K, Gum, and Tab will, of course, come
along for the ride.
To celebrate the return of its
“rudies”, Sega will be selecting 18 fan-made graffiti designs to
feature in the Jet Set Radio re-release. The design contest is open to
North American and UK artists, and winners will receive a prize pack
containing a Etón
Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth sound
system, Jet Set Radio hoodie, and other branded swag. Read the full
competition rules on Sega's official contest site.