Bomb Rush
Image: Team Reptile

Following the trailer release for Team Reptile's funktastic Bomb Rush Cyberfunk way back in 2021, we have been feeling the groove while we wait for an official release date. Today, however, we have had to put that funky music on pause as the studio took to Twitter to announce that the game will not be released this year.

As noticed by the folks at VGC, in a heartfelt message conveying the developer's desire for the game to be released in the best possible condition, Team Reptile has stated that the game's launch date is being pushed back to Summer 2023 — a very un-groovy extension on the original 2022 window.

Something of a spiritual successor to the Dreamcast's Jet Set Radio, Bomb Rush is dripping in 2000s skate and graffiti punk, with an ear-worm-inducing soundtrack from Jet Set's composer, Hideki Naganuma.

While seeing a game get pushed back is never easy (we miss you Advance Wars), the team's focus on getting the finished product in a, erm, finished state is always promising — far better than a push-it-out-and-patch-it approach in our books.

It also looks as if we have some brand new visuals for the game dropping over the course of the week, so that is something to look forward to, at least. Resume that funky music.

Are you excited for Bomb Rush Cyberfunk? Let us know just how funky you think it'll end up being in the comments.

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