Traditionalists who played the original Dreamcast game Jet Set Radio will be both pleased and frustrated at some of the changes that will be in the HD remake that will be released on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
Some of the nice additions to the game will be the fact that the game is being remastered to play in widescreen, unlike some Dreamcast ports like Sonic Adventure which retained its original ratio and played in a "windowed mode". The game will now feature camera control via the right analog stick. The North American XBLA and PSN versions of the reboot will also feature extra levels that weren't in the original game.
However, Sega warns that the remake may only feature 70% of the original game's soundtrack. While the publisher has the rights to play the B.B. Rights, Guitar Vader, and Hideki Naganuma tracks in the game, Jurassic 5 and Rob Zombie may not be available. Also, Sega is trying to track down rights for other songs, some of which have changed hands over the last decade.
Jet Set Radio HD is due to be released this Summer for PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Jet Set Radio was originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000, and was titled Jet Grind Radio in North America.
Jet Set Radio HD will have 70% of the original music
14 March 2012 | By JonahFalcon