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SEGA says they aren't involved with Taxi Chaos in any way

If Offspring isn't involved, SEGA is staying away

Taxi Chaos is very clearly inspired by SEGA's Crazy Taxi franchise, but at one point in time, we heard that SEGA was actually involved with the title.

In the original press release for Taxi Chaos, SEGA was listed as the distributor for the Asian versions of the game. In a statement to Nintendo Life, SEGA says that information is flat-out false.

A game resembling SEGA’s Crazy Taxi is currently being promoted by an external company. As inaccurately reported in some news, this title and its publisher and developer have no official or unofficial support from SEGA CORPORATION and its international divisions. We are currently investigating this situation. SEGA places great value on our heritage and will ceaselessly protect our intellectual property. We are also continuously assessing all opportunities to remake/reimagine our universes and bring them to the public as innovative and high-quality experiences.

In the latest press release for Taxi Chaos, SEGA is no longer mentioned as a distributor. Were they actually involved at one time, or was it all just a mistake? If it was a mistake, how on earth did that happen in the first place?!

Taxi Chaos - more gameplay

Get behind the wheel and get ready for a brand-new taxi experience! Drive around the city as the seasoned cab driver Vinny or the self-proclaimed ‘influencer’ Cleo, and pick up the craziest of customers!

Get Reckless in the Streets as Taxi Chaos arrives today for Switch

That's one crazy taxi!

If you're looking for a Crazy Taxi fix, you'll definitely want to check out Taxi Chaos. The name might be different, but the gameplay is extremely similar. Taxi Chaos is available today, and you can read more about it below.

Taxi Chaos is available now for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One®, and Nintendo Switch™. In this fresh and modern take on the classic taxi games, drivers can earn big fares by successfully picking up and dropping off customers at the destination of their choice. Rush around New Yellow City to pick up the craziest of customers and deliver them on time as fast as you can!

“It has been two decades since we saw a new game focused on the adventures and excitement of being a taxi driver. With Taxi Chaos, we set out to create a throw-back dedicated to the amazing and memorable classics'', said Jorden Stocx, Lead Game Designer of Taxi Chaos. “Of course, this is not a direct sequel to the classics, however, we hope that players will welcome Taxi Chaos as a fun and fresh take on this long-lost genre.”

Players can get behind the wheel of a wide range of unlockable rides, each with its own different attributes. Power through midtown in the strong muscle car, race through the West Side Highway in the superfast exotic supercar and drift around Wall Street in the Japanese tuner. Additional vehicles will become available as players progress through the game.

Would-be cabbies will be able to explore a colorful and vast city with many New York-inspired locations, discover shortcuts, drift through corners, take impossible jumps, and aggressively bash their way through traffic, all while getting paid to do it! Test your driving skills and improve them in three distinct game modes. Go for the classic experience in Arcade mode, cruise around at your own pace in Freeroam or step up for a real challenge in Pro Mode! Will you earn a fare so high the world has never seen before? Jump in and drive your way to the top of the leaderboards!

"The enthusiasm and replies all over the world have been overwhelming since the announcement of our title. This has motivated the team to improve the game even more, by adding new music, extra citizens, and tons of other updates in a patch", said Ronnie Nelis, CEO of Lion Castle. The patch will be available as of day one for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It will soon follow for Nintendo Switch in the next few weeks. The full list of updates will be enclosed soon.

Taxi Chaos is rated PEGI 3, ESRB: 10 and is available now in North America for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One®, and Nintendo Switch™ in both digital and retail versions. In Europe, it is available as of today digitally, while the retail/boxed version will be released on April 22, 2021. The Asian version is planned for release in May 2021.

Taxi Chaos is developed by Team6 Game Studios and published by Lion Castle. The American retail version will be published and distributed by publisher GS2 Games, the European retail version by Mindscape, while the Asian digital and retail versions are published by goGame and distributed by Epicsoft Asia.

Taxi Chaos - more gameplay

Get behind the wheel and get ready for a brand-new taxi experience! Drive around the city as the seasoned cab driver Vinny or the self-proclaimed ‘influencer’ Cleo, and pick up the craziest of customers!

Check out the launch trailer for Taxi Chaos

Check out the launch trailer for Taxi Chaos, a game that wears its inspirations proudly on its sleeve...er, hood. The only thing missing is The Offspring on the soundtrack. Taxi Chaos launches on February 23 for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Taxi Chaos Digital Pre-orders Open, New Screens and Features List Shared

Need a lift?

SEGA hasn't done a thing with the Crazy Taxi license in years, which is why the gang at Lion Castle and GS2 Games are swooping in with something that fans should feel right at home with. Taxi Chaos comes to Switch soon, and some new screens and details have been shared in advance of launch. Check out the screens above, and the new details below.

As Taxi Chaos will hit PlayStation 4™, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ in just a few weeks, Lion Castle and GS2 Games are excited to share a first look at the crazy fun gameplay in some new gameplay screenshots. The digital pre-orders are now also open for all wannabe cabbies on Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One - and we share a full list of the features in Taxi Chaos.

“It has been two decades since we saw a new game focused on the adventures and excitement of taxi games. With Taxi Chaos we set out to create a throw-back dedicated to the amazing and memorable classics”, said Jorden Stocx, Lead Game Designer of Taxi Chaos. “Of course, this is not a direct sequel to the classics, however, we hope that players will welcome Taxi Chaos as a fresh and modern take on this long-lost genre.”

Discover the full list of features below:

Explore and master the streets of the immense and vibrant New Yellow City.

Discover the best routes to speed up and maximize your fares! Want to get faster? Jump over other cars or on top of buildings!
Go hard! Go crazy! The more risk you take and the crazier you drive, the higher your rewards!

Break the rules in seven extreme rides: from the iconic yellow cab to a full-blown muscle car! Earn enough to complete your collection.

Get to know various bizarre passengers through hilarious and fully voiced conversations! Pick up a hipster, plumber, rockstar, an alien, and many more!

Smash through mailboxes, streetlights, fire hydrants, or everything else that is in your way! The city is your playground.
Test your driving skills in three distinct game modes! Enjoy the classic Arcade Mode, cruise around in Freeroam, or step up for a real challenge in Pro Mode.

Do you want to see more of the chaotic and crazy gameplay for Taxi Chaos? Get a first look in the video from RGT85 above, or join Lead Designer Jorden Stocx next Tuesday at 8 PM CET / 11 AM PST for a first livestream of Taxi Chaos on the official Lion Castle Twitch channel.

Taxi Chaos cover art revealed

Seems fare

Taxi Chaos was originally revealed for Switch back in the Summer of 2020, and last we heard, the game is set to launch on Feb. 23rd, 2021. There will be both a digital and retail release for the game, with the physical option priced at $35. You can check out the cover art for that option above, and a recap for the game below.

Taxi Madness is a casual arcade racing game where you select one of a wide range of unlockable cabs, each of whom has different attributes: the strong muscle car, the superfast exotic supercar, the corner-drifting Japanese tuner, an American classic from the ‘60s and more: Taxi Mayhem has them all. Your goal is to try and earn big cab fares, by picking up any customers and dropping them off at their destination spots as fast as possible before you run out of time! However, beware: most customers are a little crazy. Explore a vast city with many New York inspired locations, find shortcuts, drift through corners like a pro, take impossible jumps, aggressively bash your way through traffic hour and earn good money while doing so!

Taxi Chaos arrives on Switch in 2021

Hop in!

Taxi Chaos was previously revealed for Switch thanks to some retail listings, but now we have the official announcement of the title. Check out full details on this title in the press release below.

Pedestrians and tourists take cover because the streets are about to get even more reckless when Lion Castle’s and GS2 Games’ Taxi Chaos hits the PlayStation 4™, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ on February 23, 2021.

Taxi Chaos is a fresh and modern take on classic taxi games where drivers can earn big fares by successfully picking up and dropping off customers at the destination of their choice. Rush around town to pick up the craziest of customers and deliver them on time as fast as you can.

Players can get behind the wheel of a wide range of unlockable rides, each with its own different attributes. Power through midtown in the strong muscle car, race through the West Side Highway in the superfast exotic supercar and drift around Wall Street in the Japanese tuner. Additional vehicles will become available as players progress through the game.

Would-be cabbies will be able to explore a colorful and vast city with many New York-inspired locations, discover shortcuts, drift through corners, take impossible jumps, and aggressively bash their way through traffic, all while getting paid to do it! Passengers won’t mind if you trade paint with other cars since they’re a little crazy themselves. Players can look forward to giving a ride to hipsters, plumbers, rock stars, and even aliens without worrying about getting a poor rating in a ride-sharing app.

Taxi Mayhem is coming to the PlayStation 4™, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ on February 23, 2021 - both digital and at retail. For more information, visit the game website at https://taxi-chaos.com/

Taxi Chaos is developed by Team6 Game Studios, published by Lion Castle, and will release both digital and in retail in all territories. The American retail version will be published and distributed by GS2 Games, the European retail version by Mindscape, and The Japanese and other Asian versions will be published by Epicsoft and distributed by SEGA®.