While we're on the subject of Dremcast classics, one of the ultimate cult-classics of the system is Jet Set Radio (or you might remember it as Jet Grind Radio in North America). Jet Set Radio was revolutionary at the time for ushering in the use of cel-shaded graphics, and it was one of the most unique and visually striking titles of the early 2000s. A long-awaited HD re-release of Jet Set Radio was announced for consoles earlier this year, and today Sega has announced that an iOS and Android version are coming as well.

It looks like the iOS version of Jet Set Radio will be mostly the same as its console counterparts, meaning a fairly faithful translation of the original game. There are a couple of minor differences, though. The iOS game will have support for Retina Display graphics as well as OpenFeint integration (no Game Center??). Also, you'll be able to use pictures taken with your device as graffiti in the game, which sounds pretty cool. Jet Set Radio is set for a summer release, and we'll bring you any new details as we get them.

[Via Joystiq]

  • http://twitter.com/Platronic John Francis

    This really is the first step to have an easy and effective way at putting high production content on iOS. I'm actually kind of intimidated knowing I'm trying to compete with something as awesome as Jet Set. I'm buying it for the Vita but for 5 bucks may get an iOS version as well.

  • http://twitter.com/danmills8 Dan Mills

    That's great news! I was hoping for an iOS port but I never thought it would happen!

  • ecj

    I've wanted this for years. I can't believe is true. Now I'm going to be greedy and want Jet Set Radio Future. Lol thank you Sega.

  • kirby83

    jet set radiooooooooooooo

  • InfectiousRed

    I don't care what it costs, just take my money!

  • pocketmego

    I hope this might open the door to some Saturn stuff too. Maybe I'll finally get to play Clockwork Knight.

  • iHateU

    This was my favorite dreamcast game. Oh and s fighting game I cant remember the name of. It was kind of like smash bros but you could use guns.

    • http://profiles.google.com/pritchettdavid David Sheldon Pritchett

       Power Stone 1 and 2.

      • KTNewEra

        Would be epic if they brought either one of these to iOS...loved those games

    • Belle Terre Wellness Center

       Those were Capcom not Sega games.  They came out for the PSP.  The whole reason I still have my DC still hooked up.  These games in particular look great using the VGA adapter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Paul/1186812355 Sebastian Paul

    Ha, just today i said the iPad (and iPhone) is like the Xbox 360 the true successor to the Dreamcast :)

    Great news :)

    • http://twitter.com/try2bcool69 Jay G

      What a strange thing to say, lol.

  • Goose

    Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes!

  • thesmashingone

    Was very surprised at this news. Maybe SEGA can put the digital rerelease of Sonic Adventure 2 on iTunes as well. (Also, they probably will put Game Center into Jet Set Future, must be a mistake.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/LimbBoY Jason Smelkinson

    Where is the Gundam dream cast game?? That was straight elite Melee axe lazer vs sword lazer. A must own

  • PausAkid

    exciting! hope the controls are tolerable =) 

  • asiangamer

    Jet set radio is my second game for my old Xbox after halo. Never thought that it would be imported to Idevice lol but really excited can't wait to play it first buyer after it hit the AppStore!!

  • al3x094

    Wow, seriously the best gaming news I've heard all week! Can't wait to get this game!

  • Belle Terre Wellness Center

    Great Start Sega!!!  Dynamite Cop, Zombie Revenge, Daytona, House of the Dead, Virtua Cop are just a few more that I would buy without hesitation!

  • MidianGTX

    I'm having mixed feelings about this. While I love iOS gaming, I'm pretty sure the controls are going to be abysmal in comparison to just about any platform with buttons on the controller. That's not to say they'll be bad compared to other iOS games, but the differences in a frantic and fast-paced game like this will be night and day if you've ever played it on DC or are planning to play it on PSN/XBL/Windows.

    On the plus side, the tag spraying will likely use brand new gestures, so that's something...

    Oh, and the first sentence of the article mentions something called a "Dremcast" :)

  • Belle Terre Wellness Center

    The one thing that was cool about the dreamcast version was that you could put your own pictures in the game itself.  I remember taking pics of nude girls off websites and putting them in the game and bringing the game over my friends house to play it for the first time.  He was like WTF!  Think I will have to try and find that VMU.