Team Reptile has just announced that their upcoming title Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will officially be delayed until Summer 2023. A new release date has not been confirmed. The game was previously due to release on Steam and the Nintendo Switch this year. Other consoles were expected to follow sometime later.
Here’s the full statement from Team Reptile’s Twitter feed, which explains that they simply needed more time to create a “fulfilling game”:
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is clearly the spiritual successor to the classic, cel-shaded blend of sports, graffiti and rebellion of Jet Set Radio Future.
That game remains one of the most unique, satisfying titles in any genre, on any console. The soundtrack was overflowing with personality, the gameplay was smooth, and there were a variety of multiplayer modes. Not to mention the quirky, fun story.
So, if ever there was a title to draw inspiration from, Jet Set Radio is a great way to go. In fact, it also seems to have had some influence on Rollerdrome’s key gameplay mechanics, which has received critical and fan acclaim across the board.
It’s definitely a shame that Bomb Rush Cyberpunk has been delayed. But many titles, both indie and AAA alike, have reached the end of the year and been forced to acknowledge their limits. Judging by the footage we’ve seen so far from Team Reptile’s upcoming title, it’s going to be worth the wait.
Team Reptile has smartly decided to communicate with the fans, who remain patient, and the decision to craft a satisfying experience will always turn out instead of rushing to meet a deadline. However, it does also raise expectations, which are already pretty high for this one.
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