Rumor: New PaRappa the Rapper coming to PS4
posted on 11.13.13 at 09:59 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Queasy Games and Media Molecule handling development?

A new PaRappa the Rapper game might be in development at Sony.

A NeoGAF poster claims to have been told the information by a drunk Sony public relations rep while he was out drinking with “some game industry friends.”

It’s worth noting that obtaining an account on NeoGAF is a lengthy process, and getting banned isn’t difficult. The user responsible for the post has been a member since 2006.

According to the poster, the Sony rep said Sound Shapes developer Queasy Games and Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule were working on the title.

Meanwhile, Famousmortimer, a known NeoGAF insider, added that “it’s happening,” and that “it may not be the only old Sony IP given to an indie.” However, he hasn’t heard whether Queasy Games are handling development.

“I’m not saying it isn’t Queasy,” Famousmortimer said, “I’m just saying that when I heard it that wasn’t the team I was told. But rumors and stuff… you know how it goes.”

Asked what platform he’s heard, Famousmortimer replied, “I was told PS4 but obviously it wouldn’t be out of the question that it’s on both [PS4 an PS Vita].”

As with all rumors, take this one with some salt until it’s confirmed or denied.

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  • shogunknight

    W-W-What the? Lol at the Drunk Sony dude….LMAO

    • rockman29

      Drunk Sony dudes, my favourite kind of dudes :)

  • Bob

    You say take it with a grain of salt, but it’s to late. I’m already hyped

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    You Gotta Believe!!!! You Gotta Believe!!! You Gotta Believe!!!

    • shogunknight

      Well, we may know in about 24 hrs i think?

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        Maybe or Early Next Year, but I’ve been saying this since 3 years ago Sony should bring back some of their old IP’s for the PS4.

  • Kougeru

    I just got an account on there…it’s not that hard. You just have to use your ISP email address. That said, this could be good news or bad news, seeing how the developers are different.

    • Sal Romano

      I’m saying it takes a while to get approved normally, and it’s not something you’d go throwing away.

      • PrinceHeir

        i read it required you to give your full name with proof to them

        lol they can go fuck themselves if that were the case.

        • Sal Romano

          That’s not correct.

          But when you claim you’re an insider, the mods have to verify you. Which is understandable.

  • LastBoss


  • Elvick

    I doubt that in 201x, it’d come out at retail. So I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a PS Vita title as well. Maybe even hit PS3.

    I know the PSP game (remake of the first I think? port?) was retail, but things change. Unfortunately, and the market devalues anything in 2D.

    I hope this is true regardless of platforms though, it’d be awesome.

  • Tac-Mex


  • Warboss Aohd

    i’d like ta see a new Shadow Madness.

  • Wolf Star

    Take my money!!

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    #Greatnessawaits =-O

  • Invisbin

    Fuck. I hate rumors…my mind goes

    “Great another rumor…….but what if it’s true…”

  • DesmaX

    Well, Nomura was drunk when he proposed KH: Coded

    heh, I woudn’t mind if Sony managed to get Crash back too

    • Hidayat246

      Crash Bandicoot???

  • PrinceHeir

    yes :D

    can we have Medievil as well!

  • jujubee88

    I’ll forever remember the moment. Where I was. When I heard Parappa will make a return.

    *ahem* Assuming this isn’t a load of arse.

  • Budgiecat


    Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind
    If you wanna test me, I’m sure you’ll find
    The things I’ll teach ya is sure to beat ya
    But nevertheless you’ll get a lesson from teacher

    Kick – Ki-Kick-Kick K-kick Ki-kick!
    Punch – Punch Punch Pu-Pu-Punch Punch-Pu-Punch!
    Chop – Ch-Ch Ch Ch Ch-Chop!
    Block – Block Block-Block, Block Block-Block!
    Once more now

    Kick – Punch – Chop – Block

    Don’t get cocky, it’s gonna get rocky
    We gonna move down to the next ya jockey now

    Duck – Jump – Turn – Pose
    Listen carefully
    Jump – Pose – Duck – And turn

    Hm, yeah I see you’re gettin’ better
    Kick to the limit in order to get her now

    Kick, punch – Chop, block – Chop, kick – Punch, block
    It’s gonna get harder now
    Duck and jump – Turn and pose – Duck and turn – Jump and punch

    Come on now, why don’tcha follow my words
    Because we’re almost done, I’ll make it easy at first
    I wanna see if you wanna see what it takes
    To be the man with the master plan
    Are you the man now?

    Kick, punch, block
    Chop, kick, block
    Block, turn, and kick it
    Block, duck, punch
    Duck, duck, turn
    Jump, kick, chop
    Punch, punch, punch

    Hatatatacha! That’s it for today.
    Good job, Parappa, you can go on to the next Sony Console…

  • captainhowdy

    Hopefully it’s good like the original :-) .

  • Alkhan

    Since Sony is reaching into the old IP box then I hope we see a new Legend Of Dragoon game this gen even though the original kind of bombed.

    Also, if Sony thinks it could work they might can spin the IP into more of a WRPG style game. Sony needs a first-party WRPG series.

  • Miyako Arima

    the world is saved

  • Audie Bakerson

    Why not NanaOn-Sha? As far as I can tell they still exist.

  • AdamBoy64

    Was this guy on PS2 or PS1?
    I think I’ve seen the picture, but don’t have any other ideas.

    Guess he just wasn’t that big over here.

    • crimsonidol

      He debuted on the PS1, somewhere around 1997. Later his game was remade for PSP. And no he wasn’t that big over here. :|

  • Kobracon


  • crimsonidol

    And next one Vib Ribbon please. That was a lot of fun, too.
    But first the CD-patch please (otherwise Vib wouldn’t make any sense :D )

  • HighBrowDrifter


    -Tombi/Tomba 3 = BOOOM!
    -Legend Of Dragoon II = BOOOM!!
    -Final Fantasy VI-2/VIII-2/VII-2/IX-2 (lol) = BAANG!
    -Alundra 3 = KAPOOW!!
    -Jade Cocoon 3 = PEW PEW!
    -Vagrant Story II = WOOSH!

    …..I think…..I am…..gonna faint…*gamegasm zap zap*

    • Hidayat246

      Vagrant Story Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      but we have FF 12 right????????

    • JoJo_649

      Don’t forget:
      – Wild Arms 6
      – Medievil 3/Resurrection II

      • HighBrowDrifter

        OH HELLS YES!
        Let us squeeze in some:
        – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night II
        – Chrono Trigger II/Chrono Cross 2/Chrono ???
        – Grandia IV!!!!

        I have faith in Sony…..any of those that you and I mentioned, and I would go complete bonkers!

  • MrFinalgamer

    if they’re reviving stuff, might as well bring back Wild Arms…and some Legend of Dragoon love would be awesome

    • Rogerrmark

      WA6 next gen annoucement would be DA happiest day for me .As well as PS4 Day 1 D:

  • Cameron Rogers

    Hopefully they (Somehow) get crash and spyro on the PS4 as well.

  • PrinceHeir

    Medievil please!!

  • Dexia Shakur

    Don’t get Cocky, It’s gonna get Rocky
    We gotta move down to the next Jockey. Microsoft can’ mock me. Kick! Punch! Turn Around! Look at Sega’s frown