PaRappa the Rapper, Patapon, and LocoRoco Are All Getting Remasters

You know, Sony, we wouldn’t mind an actual NEW installment to a classic franchise now and then as well. I mean, as seen today, we already have Wipeout and Crash Bandicoot remasters on the way, so we’re kind of good in the remake department. Still, when you’re approaching the 20th anniversary of the game that pretty much revolutionized the entire rhythm game genre, it’s kind of hard to not want to see it introduced to a new generation. And as such, Sony announced the 20th Anniversary remaster of PaRappa the Rapper today at the PlayStation Experience, along with mentions of Patapon and LocoRco in production and getting the same treatment.

All three games have a heavy emphasis on music, but PaRappa the Rapper made some major waves when it was first released in 1997 thanks to its unique gameplay and impressive visual style. As expected, the new version will have enhanced graphics and PS4 Pro support, and Patapon and LocoRoco will as well. Hopefully, these new versions will do well enough to justify new entries into the franchises, because they sure deserve it. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered is due out in 2017 (with a trailer that you can check out below), and no release dates for the other two yet, but we’ll keep you posted.