The old school classics are making a comeback. Sony PSX announcements had us seeing new trailer for PaRappa The Rapper, Patapon, and LocoRoco being remastered for the Playstation 4. Here’s the official announcement:
During the PlayStation Experience Showcase this morning, we were finally able to pump up the volume on three classic games with two things connecting them: 1) They feature music in a unique way and 2) They are all getting remastered!
The classic hip-hop beats of PaRappa the Rapper, the addictively charming tunes sung by scores of Loco Roco, and the marching war beats of Patapon are coming to PlayStation 4 in 2017. Lovingly rendered in 4K (requires PS4 Pro and a 4K-compatible display) and 1080p, these iconic characters will get a new life on today’s televisions. To give you a taste of the love we are putting into developing these games for a new generation, we are releasing a demo of PaRappa the Rapper Remastered today!
Besides making the games look great on your HD and 4K televisions, we are adding special features to take advantage of PS4 and DualShock 4 capabilities. For PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, the DualShock 4 controller provides a steady metronome for each song to help the player ‘feel’ the beat of the rap. LocoRoco Remastered takes advantage of the features a DualShock 4 offers incorporating motion controls to help roll, bounce and tilt the LocoRoco through their vibrantly animated worlds.
Keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog for more updates in the coming months! Until then, in the rain or in the snow, I got the funky flow but now I really gotta go.
Nick Accordino – Associate Project Manager, SCEA
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