Leaked screenshots indicate that Sega may be reviving Jet Grind Radio / Jet Set Radio this year for the Xbox Live Arcade.
So what, you ask?
Yes, well, we're not sure that means anything for us iPhone-toting gamers, but it does provide some closure to 2008 rumors we reported on that Sega was indeed reviving this classic game. At that time, a trademark filing revived the Jet Grind Radio trademark to include games for "mobile phones" as well as "downloadable game programs" which had given us some hope for an iPhone port. Of course, SEGA's sub-par iPhone gaming releases since that time have left us far less hopeful that we'll see a proper Jet Grind Radio game in the App Store.
Jet Grind Radio (known as Jet Set Radio outside of North America) was a highly rated Dreamcast game with distinctive, visually impressive cel-shaded rendering. There are whispers the official Jet Grind Radio announcement will come at E3 2010. Hopefully, at that time we'll find out if this will be an Xbox-exclusive title or we'll be seeing it grace other platforms.