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Parappa The Rapper

Platform(s): PSP, PlayStation 4
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: SCE
Release Date: July 17, 2007

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Majesco Signs 'PaRappa the Rapper' Creators for New Wii Title

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PST

Parappa The Rapper features all the characters, levels and songs from the original, increasing the franchise's social appeal by offering a host of new features, including the ability to let up to four players rap head-to-head in ad-hoc battles.

“Masaya Matsuura and Rodney Alan Greenblat are industry visionaries whose legacy was built on crafting groundbreaking, genre-defining entertainment experiences that everyone can enjoy,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. “We are incredibly excited to be working with talent of this caliber and believe our game shares the same broad mass market appeal as successful music-based products like Activision’s Guitar Hero and MTV’s Rock Band.”

Adds Masaya Matsuura: “Majesco’s publishing know-how and retail relationships allow us to stay focused on creating a game that is conceptually unique and, above all else, fun. Working with Rodney is a true creative collaboration.”

“Matsuura-san and I share similar artistic perspectives so I welcomed the opportunity to re-team with him and NanaOn-Sha to produce a one-of-a-kind music game designed from the ground up for the Wii system,” said Rodney Alan Greenblat.

Musician and game designer Masaya Matsuura, and famed New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, creators of the PaRappa the Rapper, are developing an original music-based video game that will bring their engaging gameplay and distinctive art style to the Wii, scheduled for release in late 2008.

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