PaRappa The Rapper Remastered

There’s been a lot of huge news coming out of today’s PlayStation Experience 2016 event with The Last of Us: Part 2, the Crash Bandicoot remasters and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy all being announced, but there’s another announcement that I’m sure a fair few of you out there will be pleased to hear.

During the conference, Sony announced that a PS4 HD remaster of the difficult but rewarding cartoon rhythm game PaRappa The Rapper, appropriately titled PaRapper The Rapper Remastered, is scheduled for release in 2017.

The remaster will sport updated and “cleaned up” visuals reformatted for 16:9 televisions and rendered in both 4K and 1080p. Music and sound effects have been modernized too, with all the classic tracks being given a digital remaster for uncompressed audio.

The game will also support two new control schemes designed to take advantage of the Dualshock 4 controller’s features – Feel The Beat, where the controller will vibrate slightly in time with the song, acting as a metronome to help players keep up with a track’s rhythm, and See The Beat, where the player’s icon will expand whenever they press a button to help give some extra visual feedback as they’re playing.

Best of all, PlayStation EU’s Twitter account revealed that a demo is currently available on the PlayStation Store for those who’d like to give the game a go!

PaRappa The Rapper Remastered will be releasing for PlayStation 4 on an as-of-yet unannounced date in 2017.

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