SEGA Reveals Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, and More ‘Power Surge’ Games

    SEGA is back and better than ever!

    SEGA revealed several new games are in development for its world renowned IPs such as Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, and more. The Shinobi, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage franchises are also getting new titles from the developer.

    SEGA is diving deep into its back catalog of beloved IPs for a new initiative. Revealed at The Game Awards 2023, SEGA will release all-new entries in iconic franchises such as Jet Set Radio and Shinobi

    SEGA IP Initiative – A “Power Surge” of Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, and More Games

    SEGA is bringing back some of their fan-favorite franchises after popular demand. A new trailer shown at The Game Awards 2023 confirms new Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Shinobi, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage games are in various stages of development. Here’s a refresher for what these franchises bring to the table: 

    • Crazy Taxi franchise – A whacky, high-octane driving adventure series where players must weave through traffic in an open play environment to deliver passengers to their destinations before time runs out.
    • Golden Axe franchise – A “hack and slash”-style series with close melee combat set in a fantasy world of beasts, swords and magic.
    • Jet Set Radio franchise – This franchise combines action packed traversal around vibrant Tokyo-to with skating, self-expression through graffiti, street culture and rebellious themes.
    • Shinobi franchise – A series that utilizes ninja shuriken, ninjutsu, special attacks and more to defeat enemies in a mix of side-scrolling action and challenging environments.
    • Streets of Rage franchise – A “beat ’em up”-style series that pairs fast-paced fist fighting with fresh music set in a lawless urban environment.

    Reveal Trailer

    Watch the new trailer below. 


    “In recent years, Sonic the Hedgehog has forged new paths for SEGA, bringing the franchise to life and reaching new audiences in ways we had only dreamed of in the past. Building off that success, we are digging into our legacy and reimagining several franchises to bring these games to more audiences around the globe,” said Shuji Utsumi, the Co-COO of SEGA Corporation and CEO of SEGA of America, Shuji Utsumi. “Today‘s announcement is just the start of our initiative. First and foremost, our ambition will be to create great games with memorable characters and worlds. We hope fans of all ages will look towards our future with anticipation as we release these projects in the coming years.”

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    The Game Awards 2023 is Airing Now

    The Game Awards 2023 marks the 10th annual award showcase held in Los Angeles. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the TGAs look to provide a celebration of games and the developers behind them. Dozens of awards are up for grabs, from Best Score and Music to the coveted Game of the Year award. 2023 has proven to be one of the most memorable years of games in recent memory. We’ve seen releases like Spider-Man 2The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the KingdomSuper Mario Bros. Wonder, and Final Fantasy XVI. This year’s awards winners will have fought a tough battle.

    The other major draw of The Game Awards is the slew of new announcements and trailers. Each year, dozens of publishers and developers worldwide showcase sneak peeks at their latest titles. Last year, we saw the reveal of Death Stranding 2Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, and updates on plenty of other titles. You can expect many exciting announcements this year, like the one you’re reading about now!

    The show is airing live now on YouTube and Twitch! If you don’t plan on watching live, be sure to stay tuned for more immediate coverage here at Final Weapon. 

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