7 months ago on July 22nd, 2020, we were treated to a teaser of “Bomb Rush Cyberfunk” by Team Reptile.  This game looks to be a spiritual successor of the Jet Set Radio franchise, even having the same person provide the music for BRC as JSR and JSRF, Hideki Naganuma.

Today we were greeted with the “Official Trailer” for Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, which is a little more than twice the length of the original 14 second teaser.  As usual, I will be giving you my impressions after the trailer embed here.

 OFFICIAL TRAILER 

  IMPRESSIONS  

The first thing you notice that is different from the teaser is the music, which is good as it shows you different tracks will be present within the game and not only the teaser had that typical “Jet Set Radio” vibe.  It is very nice to see that after all this time that Hideki hasn’t lost his touch.  This song is called “Get Enuf”, and that’s probably how I will feel once the game officially releases.

The major thing I notice that separates BRC from JSR and JSRF is a heavy emphasis on “parkour”.  Such as wallrunning on the side of the train, or doing acrobatics like we see 17 seconds in.  While there is grinding, it is done the same way that Sonic the Hedgehog does in his later 3D games as there are no skates.  I think we can safely sum up that Freerunning seems to be the main movement element.  Moreover, they seem to take some inspiration from Titanfall, as characters are equipped with jetpacks which activate when they do things like grind or wallrunning and even aid in keeping the character upside down during grinding (as seen 20 seconds in).

Tagging is still a thing, but I have no idea if it is merely a nostalgic factor or if it will play some greater role in BRC.  If they haven’t announced already (or maybe they have and I haven’t paid enough attention), I hope these are customizable.

 ABOUT 

Team Reptile brings you Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, 1 second per second of highly advanced funkstyle. In a world from the mind of Dion Koster, where self-styled crews are equipped with personal boostpacks, new heights of graffiti are reached. Start your own cypher and dance, paint, trick, face off with the cops and stake your claim to the extrusions and cavities of a sprawling metropolis in an alternate future set to the musical brainwaves of Hideki Naganuma.