It’s been a while since we heard anything about Team Reptile’s Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. The studio’s homage and spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio was revealed last year to much fanfare, as it also includes music from legendary video game composer, and infamous Twitter user Hideki Naganuma. A brand new trailer was finally unveiled, albeit a very short one, and it showcases all of the vibrant colors as well as some gameplay. Not only that, but the studio also revealed that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will now be launching sometime in 2022 for all “relevant platforms,” not just for PC.
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The new trailer, which is only 33 seconds, gives us a small taste of the awesome foot-grinding that you’ll do with your character, with boosted jet-packs to boot. We’re also given an amazing sample of music from Hideki Naganuma, which was more than enough for us to dance to. The art style, gameplay, and overall presentation made us completely reminisce about Jet Set Radio, which is exactly what Team Reptile wanted. Even the name Bomb Rush Cyberfunk sounds like something from the Sega Dreamcast era, and it’s sure to appeal to a lot of fans from that generation.
When the game was initially announced, it was expected to release sometime in 2021. This appears to no longer be the case as the studio is now giving it a 2022 release instead. No official reason was given for this, but since there was never a concrete date/time frame to begin with it, technically, it doesn’t count as a delay. Another major change is that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will also no longer be exclusive to the PC platform, as the studio also stated that the game will “come to consoles as well.”
No further information was given for this, but it will more than likely be the current/last generation of systems. Hopefully, we’ll find out more throughout the year on the release date and which platforms it will launch on. While we wait we can always look forward to Hideki Naganuma Twitter feed and just laugh/wonder what is going through his head today. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will launch sometime in 2022 for PC and home consoles.