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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon are being remastered for PlayStation 4

by Eric Frederiksen | December 3, 2016December 3, 2016 11:49 am PDT

The PlayStation platform has, since right at the beginning, been home to some weird, colorful, and memorable games. While games like Call of Duty seem to dominate the scene these days, those weird games are still out there, and Sony is showing some love to some of its musically-inclined classics. PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon are being remastered for PlayStation 4. The demo for PaRappa the Rapper Remastered is available today.

These games aren’t being copied and pasted

All three will run in 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro (and 1080p on PlayStation 4), and each game is getting new features that take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller. Sony offered up a couple examples in the announcement post on the PlayStation Blog:

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.

With the return of VibRibbon last year and these games in 2017, Sony is taking care of their legacy and making sure unique classics don’t get lost to time. Now, go check out that PaRappa demo – the things it’ll teach you are sure to beat you.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...