A new event for Roller Champions, Ubisoft’s free-to-play PvP sports game, has been announced, and it’s a collaboration with the iconic hip-hop-themed action game from 2000, Jet Set Radio. The Roller Champions: Jet Set Radio event is set to go live this June 27.
Check out the trailer below:
The new event will include characters Gum and Beat, a new skatepark in Tokyoto, and a JSR-themed goal explosion.
While this does mean that we’re finally getting some more Jet Set Radio content, the fact that it’s coming from an in-game collaboration event and not as a new standalone title may disappoint some fans of the classic title. It’s worth mentioning that the gameplay footage of this event seems to be different from the Jet Set Radio remake leak that spread online last April (the video in the original article has since been taken down, but you can find a reupload of it on YouTube here).
Here’s a brief overview of Roller Champions if you’re looking to try the game out for the Jet Set Radio event:
Skate, tackle, and roll your way up to glory in Roller Champions™. Discover a free-to-play, team PvP sports game like no other! As a Roller Champion, you compete in a team of three against three.
The rules are simple: take the ball, make a lap while maintaining team-possession, dodge your opponents and score. You can go for more points by completing additional laps before attempting a goal. After each match, you gain fans to ultimately compete in even bigger arenas. You can also customize your character and go from zero to hero, creating your own unique destiny.
Get ready to Roll up to Glory!
While we don’t have a whole lot of info on the Jet Set Radio event just yet, more of it will be revealed in the coming days, so stay tuned if you’re interested.