The day is finally here: the final final date announcement of Jet Set Radio! We have initiated this pirate broadcast to announce the release dates and pricing for Jet Set Radio!
Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC gamers (via Steam) will be able to purchase Jet Set Radio on September 19 for 800 Microsoft Points / $9.99 / £5.99 / €6.49.
On the PlayStation Network, PlayStation Plus users will be able to get one week early access to Jet Set Radio on September 11 – with non-Plus users able to purchase the game on September 18 – for $9.99 / £6.49 / €7.99.
PlayStation Vita owners will be able to get their hands on Jet Set Radio at the cost of $9.99 / £6.49 / €7.99 on October 16.
Tag, grind and trick to the beat in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which will see players vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking their turf with graffiti tagged across walls, billboards, and rival gang members.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute collective Arcane Kids shared on reddit a rather slick trailer of Jet Set Radio “esque” Zineth, showing a character skating with a robot and rewinding his mistakes. The large, colorful world; the fast, furious traversing; and the grinding particle effects (at 0:30, for instance) really caught my eye.
I was even more impressed upon finding out seven students worked on this for just a half-semester in class: Jacob Knipfing, Russell Honor, Thomas Astle, Sylvia Forrest, Thomas Lanciani, Evan Gonzalez, and Dan Spaulding. Russell Honor spoke briefly with me about Zineth’s concepts, those seen and unseen in the trailer.
Honor says that the player can perform aerobatic feats such as skating at high speeds, jumping far distances, wall riding on any surface, increasing gravity for quicker descents, and grinding on rails. Zineth takes place in a world absorbed by a cellphone game, and players must remind other inhabitants by distributing a zine of what they have forgotten outside of their cellphones. […] Full Article.
The team is still tweaking Zineth, but they hope to make it available for free soon.
Jet Set Radio is coming to PC, Xbox & Ps3 this summer 2012. Some people were surprised by the video Sega released, which doesn’t look “HD at all”. Totalbiscuit made a podcast on the subject of HD Videogames Remakes & the case of Jet Set Radio.
Totalbiscuit Podcast about the Jet Set Radio HD Remake
First Half of the Video.
I’ve watched the most recent TGS Podcast live for the first time and it’s got me thinking about HD Remakes, namely Jet Set Radio.
Like you said yourself, it’s barely noticeable that it has beed “HD’s” for the lack of a better word… Except that the screen size has been bumped from 4:3 to 16:9.