Jet Set Radio-Inspired Parkour Game Hover: Revolt of Gamers out Next Month

Jet Set Radio-Inspired Parkour Game Hover: Revolt of Gamers out Next Month

Hideki Naganuma's even contributed a couple tracks to the Kickstarted game.

Back in 2014, Hover: Revolt of Gamers, a game that namechecked Jet Set Radio and Mirror’s Edge in its inspirations, received full funding on Kickstarter. And with that, the small indie team Fusty Games developed Hover: Revolt of Gamers, a cel-shaded parkour game with impeccable style that would make the Jet Set Radio gods proud. After spending awhile in Steam Early Access, Hover now has a release date of May 31st for PC, with PS4 and Xbox One ports coming later this year.

The game itself takes place in the hypercolorful city of EPC17, where “having fun has now become illegal.” This leads the ever-stylish (and customizable) heroes to embark on a quest to save the cities’ citizens, restore joy to others, and grind on a lot of rails (as one does in a Jet Set Radio-inspired game). The game features an adventure and co-op mode, where players can switch between multiplayer and single player quickly and efficiently.

The city of EPC17 is bursting with neon all across its vertically-driven open world. As one of the most memorable aspects of the Jet Set Radio games was its trip-hop music, Hover even enlisted the help of Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma to contribute a couple tracks to the final game.

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