PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Launches for PS4 on April 4, 2017.

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Launches for PS4 on April 4, 2017.

As you may remember, back during PlayStation Experience, Sony revealed that PaRappa the Rapper is being remastered for the PlayStation 4. Today, it announced that the game will launch on April 4, 2017.

For those who don’t know, PaRappa the Rapper first released all the way back in 1996 for PlayStation original where it developed a substantial cult following. Here’s everything you need to know about the remaster:


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.


  • 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.

The remaster is being handled by SCE Japan Studio. Additionally, it is part of PlayStation Store’s “PLAY Collective,” lineup, meaning that if you preorder the title, you will receive a 20% discount, which will knock down the game from its normal $14.99 USD asking point to $11.99.