Jet Set Radio tags PlayStation Vita this summer

Image
You'll be able to listen to Professor K and his circa-2000 futuristic pirate radio station anywhere. Sega's updated version of Jet Set Radio is coming to PlayStation Vita alongside its PS3, Xbox, and PC releases, the publisher announced today. It'll include "Vita camera integration" in an unspecified capacity, and touchscreen graffiti mechanics.

The summer release will be playable for the first time on Vita at E3. Will we take time out of our packed E3 schedules to play an old game? Of course we will.%Gallery-156168%
Show full PR text
GO HANDS-ON WITH GRAFFITI - JET SET RADIO ANNOUNCED FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA

Highly Anticipated SEGA Hit Coming to Sony's Portable Powerhouse this Summer

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/

For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter @SEGA or "like" us on Facebook .

This article was originally published on Joystiq.