The term spiritual successor gets thrown around a lot in the world of gaming.
And that ongoing trend has been kept intact due to a wealth of inspired development studios that go out of their way to create something entirely new yet familiar that harkens back to the greats of the past. Some of the best examples of successful spiritual successors include BioShock (the spiritual successor to System Shock 2), Undertale (the spiritual successor to EarthBound), and Stardew Valley (the spiritual successor to Harvest Moon). The enjoyment that comes from playing games that revisit the winning concepts of dormant IPs while mixing in its own flavor to stand out is simply unmatched.
Independent game development studio Team Reptile is cooking up something incredible that evokes memories of a classic Sega franchise that's only gotten two installments, sadly. And as the creatives behind the super flashy and inventive game known as Lethal League Blaze, it makes all the sense in the world for them to throw their weight behind a project that's a love letter to Jet Set Radio. That game is Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.