PSP PaRappa confirmed for North America

Sony bringing portable version of original PlayStation rhythm game with new four-player mode, downloadable remixes.

While Paper Mario is perhaps the best-known dimensionally challenged mascot, he wasn't the first. Designed by New York artist Rodney Greenblat, PaRappa the Rapper debuted on the original PlayStation in 1997 and is set to celebrate his 10th anniversary with a return to the spotlight.

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced that the PlayStation Portable edition of the paper-thin puppy's premier game will find its way to North American retailers this July. PaRappa the Rapper on the PSP will feature the original PlayStation game, along with a handful of new tweaks and features. Notable additions include a four-player rap battle mode and eight downloadable remixed versions of the original game's songs.

PaRappa the Rapper is rated E for Everyone. For more on the game's source material, check out GameSpot's review of the 1997 original.

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83 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

I'm looking forward to having the chance to play this game that I missed on its original release because I didn't own a PlayStation.

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is one of those games that I missed the first time around. It looked like it was too much fun, but I didn't have a PlayStation so I was left out. I'm glad to see that I'll get a second crack at this classic.

coolasj19
coolasj19

this is THE BEST GAME EVER. Kick, Punch! It's all in the mind! If you want to test me, I'm sure you'll find, The sounds I'll teach you, are sure to beat you, but nevertheless you'll get a lesson from teacher

bigsexyleon
bigsexyleon

parappa the rapper was heavy, i hope it comes to the uk, or ill jus buy a N American copy

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

DrKill09 Man I hate this series. "Jump kick puch. Punch punch kick" WTF?! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seriously huh?! Nothing pissed me off quite like PaRappa back in the late 90's. That's all my friend would talk about. Ugh.....good thing he's over at UCLA, all he can do now is I.M. me with this crap again....

kornopolis
kornopolis

I'd glady pay $30 dollars for this classic but anymore than that would be a rip off.

7thRonin
7thRonin

Yeah its coming. hope they do a new one on ps3 too !

marbigmarbig
marbigmarbig

I need it. Did you check, the toilets on the right?

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

OH GOD..................I was hoping I'd seen the last of this game back in the late 90's........

doctorteeth
doctorteeth

Great game and a great milestone for the music genre. I wish it was coming out for the DS, especially since it would be a better fit, but we all know that would be impossible. I'm glad Parappa's getting some attention again.

andytabor99
andytabor99

ill be getting this, master chop chop onion!! yas!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

Man I hate this series. "Jump kick puch. Punch punch kick" WTF?!

Tekkor
Tekkor

For sure a reason to dust off my psp.

vicmangoku
vicmangoku

well I have the Japan ISO and it rocks can't wait to get the us version when it gets here. in the raina in the snow I got the funky flow but now I really have to go.

rbranma
rbranma

this is a piece of gaming history.

SonyGameHolder7
SonyGameHolder7

I liked the original version, hope they didn't f*cked it up...

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Step on the gas. Step on the brake? This is hot. PaRappa will be had.

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

I always wanted to try this game but never got to. Time to dust off the old PSP.

stonerose
stonerose

PaRappa rules, might even buy a psp for this

protek_0813
protek_0813

Hell yeah, cant wait. Classic............

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

This is great news! I was thinking about picking up the original for the PSone, but now I'll just wait for this version. Sweet!

odmillan
odmillan

Kick, punch, it's all in your ... hands! LOL!!! Sweet!

Doolum
Doolum

woo hooo.fantastic news:D

panteral3
panteral3

Punch, Kick! It's all in the mind! If you want to test me, I'm sure you'll find, The sounds I'll teach you, are sure to beat you, but nevertheless you'll get a lesson from teacher! Now Kick! KickKickKick KickKick! Yeah! It's '97 all over again!

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

i cant wait for the ps1 ps3 release of parapa

GatorMcSkater
GatorMcSkater

Kick punch chop I got the funky flow, M-I-X the flour into the bowl! You gotta do what? I gotta beleive!!

Trogeton
Trogeton

that is one thing the psp and ds have in common... OLD SCHOOL remakes... well the sad thing is that the ds started the old school remakes, But the ds has more of them, but the psps old school remakes get a higher rank so..... GO PSP :)

GatorMcSkater
GatorMcSkater

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vf21x
vf21x

I could never get into the original game, so many this version will finally do the trick.

PatIsStuupidd
PatIsStuupidd

I love PaRappa, but I feel kinda meh about this story. It would be nice to see more original content...I mean couldn't they just have made it a PS3 downloadable and saved me 20 bucks?

robfield
robfield

They coula added a couple levels

kdt55
kdt55

I don't even have to read the article. I'm so hyped on PaRappa coming to the PSP. This WILL be the reason I start playing my PSP again. Who knew PaRappa would be the savior. YESSSSSSSS.

willauqs
willauqs

errrr. its not enough. psp keeps coming out with these old school remakes which is great but they aren't worth the price tag. it seems no one wants to make portable games anymore

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

“nemes1s3000 … but I won't own a PS3/360 for another year or so, they're just way too expensive fer meh at the moment. nemes1s3000 God I wish I had a Wii.. nemes1s3000 God I wish I had a PSP.. well, again.” Just what the heck system do you own dude? Just thought that was pretty funny.

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

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nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

God I wish I had a PSP.. well, again.

aerisISalive
aerisISalive

this is cool and all...but i wish there was more new features for it. if i want to play parappa, i'll just pop in the one for PS.

Philosoma
Philosoma

OMG!!!! Yes! Now all we need is Lammy and TVDJ ^^

bubnux
bubnux

"What you gonna do, when they come?... I gotta believe!" Great game, if I had a PSP I'd pick it up fo sho. With games like this and a GoW on the way, I just might end up buying one after all.

sergioalb64
sergioalb64

Nice; I really liked Jammer Lammy, but I never got a chance to play PaRappa. I hope the PSP doesn't lag while playing the game; that would mess things up a lot.

tman978
tman978

This is one of the reasons I wanted a PSP in the first place

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Crack, crack, crack, the egg, into the bowl! M-I-X the flower, to the bowl!

Natdaddy
Natdaddy

Money on this going to PS2, also the next God of War.

Stammalamma
Stammalamma

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