Sega announces new games in its older franchises including Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, and more
Sega has confirmed that it will bring back its older franchises with brand-new games, including Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Shinobi.
During The Game Awards, Sega released a trailer announcing a "new era" for the company's IPs, giving us a sneak peek at several older, fan favorite series that will be returning in the coming years, with some yet to be announced.
As you might expect, Sega fans are stunned to learn that not one, but five new games in franchises long thought to be dead have been confirmed. Based on the trailer's short clips, the new titles will also stay true to each series' original gameplay while adding a modern twist, with Jet Set Radio including climbing alongside skating, Crazy Taxi adding more in-depth driving mechanics, and Golden Axe translating its beat 'em up gameplay into full 3D.
There is no current release date for any of the confirmed games; however, an internal video showing gameplay footage from Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi reboots was leaked last year. This suggests that we may get them sooner rather than later, with the Nights and Burning Rangers series also expected to eventually return.
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