PaRappa the Rapper Remastered launches April 20 in Japan

Physical versions of PaRappa, LocoRoco, and Patapon planned.

PaRappa The Rapper Remastered

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered will launch for PlayStation 4 both physically and via the PlayStation Store in Japan on April 20 for 1,800 yen, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced.

Early purchases of the digital version will include six original PlayStation Network avatars.

Here’s a brief overview of the game, via Sony:

Overview

Iconic, character-based music and hip-hop game, PaRappa The Rapper comes to a whole new generation of gamers with PlayStation 4 in PaRappa The Rapper Remastered. Developed in association with legendary multimedia musician Masaya Matsuura and famed New York artist Rodney Greenblat, the PaRappa The Rapper franchise debuted 20 years ago on PlayStation and is widely credited with establishing the music and rhythm game genre that continues to thrive today. PaRappa The Rapper Remastered updates the classic game with high res graphics providing smoother lines and textures, CD-quality sound, trophy support and new control features!

Follow PaRappa as he attempts to rap his way into the heart of his dreamy love interest, Sunny Funny, through various musical adventures revitalized with enhanced graphics for today’s high definition televisions.

Key Features

  • Fresh Graphics for Today’s Gamer – Powered by PS4, PaRappa and his friends come to life as never seen before with cleaned up graphics, reformatted for 16:9 televisions and rendered in 4K and 1080p.
  • CD quality soundtrack – Players will bob their heads along with a soundtrack that has been digitally remastered for uncompressed audio.
  • Unique Visual Style – stylish flattened animation technique combines fun and vibrant characters and a humorous storyline.
  • Rhythm-based Gameplay – master the addictive rhythm, timing, and coordination-based gameplay
  • New control schemes take advantage of DualShock 4 features
    • “Feel the Beat”– The DualShock 4 wireless controller provides a steady metronome for each song to help the player ‘feel’ when they need PaRappa to rap in response to each character.
    • “See the Beat” – The player icon enlarges when a player presses any button during a song to help give visual feedback while they’re playing.

LocoRoco Remastered and Patapon Remastered are also due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2017, both in physical and digital formats. Here are their box arts:

LocoRoco Remastered

Patapon Remastered

Read more about those two titles here.

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