The stylish indie tribute to Sega’s vintage Jet Set Radio games, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, has been postponed from its anticipated 2022 release date to the following year.
“To create a fulfilling and unique game,” the developer Team Reptile announced on Twitter that it was pushing back the release date to the summer of 2023. It claimed that the choice was a matter of quality. They mentioned in a tweet, “We are convinced that releasing the game this year will not take it to a level where we would be personally satisfied with.”
For those following the game’s progress, Team Reptile promised to provide some fresh visuals this week.
Announced in 2020, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a blatant ode to Sega’s classic Jet Set Radio and Jet Set Radio Future series of skateboarding and graffiti games for the Dreamcast and Xbox. The stylised, cel-shaded visual style, the free-flowing traversal that emphasises grinds and tricks, and the frantic, funky soundtracks by Hideki Naganuma of the older games are all homaged in Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.
It was stated earlier this year that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will use skateboarding and BMX in addition to inline skating to get around and perform rad combos. There will also be references to graffiti tagging, police evasion, and other turn-of-the-millennium counterculture antics. The game will be released on Nintendo Switch, Windows PC via Steam and possibly on other platforms.