SEGA announced today that one of its
fondly remembered franchises will be
coming back with the release of Crazy
Taxi: City Rush for mobile devices. The
game is being developed by Crazy Taxi
creator Kenji Kanno and Hardlight
Studios, creators of Sonic Jump and
Sonic Dash .

According to a SEGA , "Crazy Taxi: City
Rush captures the spirit of the beloved
Crazy Taxi series with one-touch, intuitive
controls that make for a fun and frantic
ride everyone can enjoy."

The game will be the first Crazy Taxi
game released since 2012's iOS port of
the original game , and the first all-new
game in the series since Crazy Taxi:
Catch a Ride was released for Game Boy
Advance in 2003.

Kanno said of the game, "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."

City Rush's controls have been adapted
for mobile touch devices. "Swipe to
quickly change lanes, whip around
corners, onto sidewalks and ramps to
send your cab soaring through the air,"
said SEGA.

As a thank you to fans, SEGA also
announced that for a limited time, the
original Crazy Taxi will be available for
free from the App Store and Google Play.
The game has soft-launched in some
areas, but will be released world-wide
later this year, according to SEGA.

source: ign