In what was likely one of the show's biggest surprises, publisher SEGA revealed at The Game Awards that it would be rebooting five classic series for modern audiences: Crazy Taxi, Golden Axe, Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, and Streets of Rage.
As reported by VGC, a slide presented during a SEGA management meeting last week provided some brief additional details on each project, giving us something to think about in the long months and years ahead. We know that the original creator of Jet Set Radio is returning for the reboot and that this title, at least, is a couple of years into development.
- Crazy Taxi: Innovative & Fresh Style Driving Action!
Cheerful feeling of freedom x Fusion of nature and city, Peel out the new stage of Crazy City!
- Jet Set Radio: “Counter-Culture”. Tokyo Street Open World
Experience the “rebellion” movement that feels free in a suffocating society. Make friends, increase your fans, and create a movement!
- Shinobi: Slay the enemies in the silence of the moment
Run through the world of Shinobi, full of monsters and ninja actions. Grab Oberozuki, the legendary sword and slay Evil once more. Your clan and the world are counting on you.
- Golden Axe: Warriors arise to subdue the demons!
Defeat your enemies with a variety of attacks with swords and magic! The legendary story about the battle axe, “Golden Axe”, is about to begin!
- Streets of Rage Revolution: Beloved side-scrolling beat ’em up action series!
Take control of one of the ex-officers and make the city a place where people no longer have to walk the “Streets of Rage.