A brand new Crazy Taxi game is to be released for mobile devices, SEGA announced today.
Crazy Taxi: City Rush will be a free to download game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices later this year.
Kenji Kanno, creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade game, and Hardlight Studios, will be working together to develop the title which will see “a wide variety of adrenaline-fueler missions – and unique areas to unlock, explore and master as you progress through the campaign”.
Taxis will also be customisable.
“I’m very excited to finally be able to share with you the first news of Crazy Taxi: City Rush,” said Kenji Kanno.
“We are delivering a truly fun game that captures everything our fans love about the original and infusing it with several new features to create an even more fantastic and memorable experience.”
Chris Olson, Senior Vice President of SEGA Network, also commented in a press release: “Creating a new game for our Crazy Taxi fans is extremely rewarding. City Rush embodies the spirit of Crazy Taxi with its signature frantic arcade action and crazy stunts and also delivers a new mobile experience with easy one touch controls and social features.
For a limited time, as a “special thank you” to fans, the original Crazy Taxi is currently free to download on the App Store and Google Play.
Several screenshots were also released, as shown below, along with an announcement trailer, as shown above.