Hover, previously known as Hover: Revolt of Gamers and inspired by Sega's funky Jet Set Radio games, has just been dated for the Switch. The Midgar-developed title will be released on 18th September for $24.99 / €24.99.
Hover expands upon JSR's foundations to take the unique rollerblade genre to new heights in more ways than one. Players will be able to explore a massive open-world city, where having fun is illegal and all forms of entertainment are banished.
With no choice but to revolt, it's your job to lead a group of young rebels in the fight against the new anti-leisure laws oppressing the citizens of Hover City. Truth is, it's one big excuse to bounce across rooftops and grind every rail in sight. There's also cross-platform play with others who are playing the game on console.
Here is a full list of the features, including a soundtrack affiliated with some familiar names:
- An amazing City: Hover City is a huge futuristic colorful city. Its buildings offer breathtaking vertical playgrounds.
- Astonishing moves: Slide, bounce, dash and wall-jump through Hover City thanks to your high-tech suit.
- Online multiplayer: Join your friends online at any time and continue the adventure together, whether you are cooperating or working against them. Participate in races, events or score battles created in real time by the community.
- Level up mechanics: Gain experience and unlock chips that improve the aptitudes of your character. You can trade your spare chips in order to get better ones through the E-Swap trading system.
- A customizable experience: Instantly switch from single to multiplayer, whenever you want. Play first or third person or activate the auto camera that mixes both and offers you a dynamic experience.
- A dynamic J-Pop inspired soundtrack: composed by Cedric Menendez, with the participation of Hideki Naganuma (Jet Set Radio, Yakuza series…)
Hover originally started out as a Kickstarter project and was then released in early access on Steam. It was scheduled for release on Wii U, but got scrapped, with development moving across to the Switch version of the game.
Take a look at the trailer above, and tell us if you'll be playing Hover when it arrives on 18th September.