Another huge rumor this time for PlayStation fans. So a recent rumor circulating the internet is that we will soon be seeing a new PaRappa the Rapper title on the PlayStation 4.
A NeoGaf poster claims he was told information by a rather drunk Sony PR Rep while he was discussing the PS Vita on a night out with “some game industry friends.” According to the poster, The PR Rep revealed that the famous icon of the PS1 hayday will be making his return to our consoles on the PlayStation 4 thanks to Queasy Games (Sound Shapes) & Media Molecule (Little Big Planet & Tearaway).
Apparently the game will also feature some slick new visuals in HD thanks to MM and will utilize tech from Tearaway. Meanwhile, A well known NeoGaf insider; Famous Mortimer revealed on the same forum thread “It’s Happening” and even went on to claim “it might not be the only old Sony IP to be given to an indie studio.” However he stated that he hadn’t heard anything about Queasy Games making the title.
“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.” When asked what console he was told the game would arrive on; he said “I was told PS4 but obviously it wouldn’t be out of the question that it’s on both [PS4 an PS Vita].”
In case you didn’t already know, We haven’t seen a PaRappa title on consoles since PaRappa the Rapper 2 on PlayStation 2 released 2001 in JP, 2002 in NA & 2003 in Eu. Since that time, we have only seen PaRappa 2 more times, the first in a re-released version of the first game for PlayStation Portable & his second appearance was in last years Mascot Brawler; PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale in which he was 1 of the first six characters to be revealed.
As usual, take this rumor with a huge grain of salt but personally; I gotta Believe
So what do you guys think? Would you want to see PaRappa return? Do you think we will see this game at tomorrows all access event? What titles do you think will be resurrected? I’m personally hoping to see MediEvil & Ape Escape make a return as new games for those titles are long overdue but please let me know your thoughts by hitting me up in the comments section below or even leaving me a message on our facebook page. Thanks so much for reading and Game On.
Article by Matthew McNamee