SEGA's just announced that Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio is coming to PS Vita this summer.
The enhanced port of the game that made the world fall in love with cel-shading (until The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker anyway), Vita owners will be able to use their system's touch screen and camera in-game. You can apply graffiti using the touch screen — imagine Uncharted: Golden Abyss-style swipes — but no word on the camera's function yet. If it's not "using photos as graffiti" we'll be surprised.
SEGA hasn't specified if it'll be a retail release or a download, but seeing as there'll also be Jet Set Radio on PSN for PS3 we anticipate a dual digital release.
First Vita screenshots are right below.
GO HANDS-ON WITH GRAFFITI - JET SET RADIO ANNOUNCED FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON— May 25th, 2012 — SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today confirmed that much- loved Dreamcast™ classic Jet Set Radio will be coming to PlayStation®Vita Systems this summer, and will be playable for the first time at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California.
Jet Set Radio is an updated version of the celebrated SEGA Dreamcast original, featuring upgraded HD visuals paired with the original funky soundtrack that rocked the ears of gamers worldwide in 2000. The PlayStation Vita’s unique features provide new ways for gamers to interact with the environments of Tokyo-to, from touch functionality that makes spraying graffiti more natural to Vita camera integration. Jet Set Radio for PlayStation Vita is a handheld version that loses nothing in the way of content or experience in comparison with its console and PC brethren.
“The fan reaction to our recent reveal of Jet Set Radio has been incredible!” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “As Jet Set Radio is focused on creativity, the touch capabilities of the PlayStation VITA are proving to be a perfect fit.”
Jet Set Radio will also be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and Windows PC Digital Download this summer. For more information on Jet Set Radio, please visit http://www.sega.com/