Sega Reveals New Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi Entries in Development

Sega Reveals New Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi Entries in Development

During The Game Awards 2023, Sega announced five new projects in development. The announcement came in a trailer that showcased Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi.

“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,” says 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.”

The upcoming projects, spanning a range of genres, are currently in different stages of development and will be released over the next several years. The first of these games will be based on the following legacy franchises:

  • 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 and 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.

The story is developing, and we’ll be sure to keep this page updated.

You can watch the trailer below:

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