Jet Set Radio Spiritual Successor “Hover: Revolt of Gamers” Launches May 31

While a new Jet Set Radio is probably never happening, developers Fusty Game and Midgar Studio have been working on a promising spiritual successor of sorts, and it’s finally releasing this month.

Titled Hover: Revolt of  Gamers, the new game pulls many inspirations from not just the Sega rollerblading platforming game, but also Mirror’s Edge, among other non-game properties like The Fifth Element (my favorite movie) and even Star Wars. It’s now set to finally leave Steam Early Access on May 31st.

Players will step into the role of a member from the Gamer Team, who are pretty fed up with the totalitarian governing of their city. You’ll be free to roam a sprawling, futuristic cityscape in a high-tech suit and try to impress others Gamers by performing Triks and Parkour moves.

Featured above, you can view the latest gameplay trailer for the game. As you explore and recruit new Gamers, each new recruit is playable and will gain experience points, which you can use to upgrade their stats. There’s also a multiplayer mode where you can play cooperatively or competitively.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • An amazing city
    Hover City is a huge futuristic colorful city. Its buildings offer breathtaking vertical playgrounds.
  • Full open world
    Experience total freedom. Explore the city from its skyline to the underground while doing “parkour”, tricks and high-speed races.
  • Build your team
    10 playable characters are available to unlock. Improve their skills to create the perfect team. You can also customize their colors.
  • Various gameplay
    The core action is based on nervous races and amazing tricks but the game also offers many alternative ways to play from stealth missions to sport matches with friends.
  • Choose your experience
    Instantly switch from single to multiplayer, whenever you want. Play first or third person or activate the auto camera that mixes both and offers you a dynamic experience.
  • Create your own challenges
    Without leaving the game, use a very simple editor to create your own challenges playable solo or multiplayer.

It’s also worth pointing out the game has music by Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma, and they sound pretty incredible.

Hover: Revolt of Gamers is also heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Brandon Orselli

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