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Jet Set Radio officially announced for PSN, XBLA, PC


As Sega strongly hinted at a few days ago (it was much more than a tease actually), Jet Set Radio is finally getting set to debut on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, in downloadable, enhanced form.

The beloved, original Dreamcast game is currently scheduled for a summer 2012 release. There is no word yet on if the licensed soundtrack will be in-tact, though Sega has yet to comment either way. We’ll find out sooner or later.

Sega also announced a “Get Your Tag in the Game” contest with an assortment of unique rewards for fans who enter an impressive digital tag design of their own.

Read up on all of the details below.

DJ Professor K, Beat, Gum, and all the GGs are taking to the streets in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which sees players vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking their turf with graffiti tagged across walls, billboards, and rival gang members. Jet Set Radio will be coming to XBLA, PSN, and Windows PC Digital Download this summer.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Jet Set Radio lets players join the GGs, an up-and-coming street gang in the futuristic city of Tokyo-to, fighting for the right to self-expression against an overbearing, corporate-controlled police force. Rolling and leaping through crowded urban environments on magnetically driven inline skates, players take control of gang leader Beat and his growing posse of deviant artists as they steal turf from the local gangs by covering the city with colorful graffiti. Guided by Professor K, DJ for the hottest pirate broadcast in town – “Jet Set Radio” – the GGs will ultimately uncover the sinister plot hatched by the controlling powers of Tokyo-to.

Get Your Tag in the Game
SEGA has also announced an upcoming contest that will let US and UK Jet Set Radio fans share their own love for (digital) graffiti. Eager fans will get a shot at designing eighteen brand new pieces of in-game art that will be seen by players the world over. Winners will receive a prize pack that includes a Rukus from Etón Corporation – the world’s first Bluetooth sound system with solar power – and a number of other wicked rewards. For contest dates and details on how to participate, visit www.sega.com/jsrcontest.