Sega reveals new reboot details for Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and more
Sega has revealed new details about its upcoming reboots of classic franchises, confirming that the tone and gameplay of the original titles will remain a focus.
Earlier this month, the publisher announced a "new era" of projects, which includes a number of new entries in its older franchises that fans thought were gone forever. This included Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Shinobi, with more said to be on the way.
Sega recently shared some new details about the games in a presentation from a management meeting this week (via VGC). Jet Set Radio will maintain its rebellious style with the open-world structure of its previous entry, Future, and Crazy Taxi appears to be a modernization of its classic gameplay with the "cheerful feeling of freedom."
Revolution, the new Streets of Rage title, will once again put players in the shoes of ex-police officers as they use vigilante justice to take down criminals. Shinobi and Golden Axe are described almost identically to the original games, with the goal of defeating enemies using various powers and attacks.
Sega has not yet revealed any release dates for the games, and the only official footage we have is small snippets from the announcement. Sega of America CEO Shuji Utsumi has also stated that Sega plans to "show edginess and a rebellious mindset" with the games, bringing the company back into its "attitude" era that it was best known for in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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