PaRappa the Rapper 2's PS4 Version Coming Next Week

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The PlayStation 4's library of PlayStation 2 games expands next week with the release of PaRappa the Rapper 2. The 2002 rhythm game will be added to the lineup on Tuesday, December 15, Sony representatives confirmed during the latest PlayStation Blogcast.

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The game will feature upscaled 1080p graphics and support for Trophies and other PS4 features. Some of these include Remote Play with PlayStation Vita, live broadcasting, and Share Play. Pricing was not announced, but the first wave of PS2 games on PS4--released last weekend--were priced at $10-$15.

In addition to PaRappa the Rapper 2, Sony has confirmed that The King of Fighters 2000 will be added later. Rockstar's Max Payne might also be on the way, though this is not confirmed.

Looking ahead, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida said Sony will work "tirelessly" to release even more PS2 games for PS4 "on a regular basis."

Note that Sony's PS2 game library on PS4 does not exactly constitute traditional backwards compatibility. Even if you still own the PS2 discs, you'll have to buy them again to play on PS4.

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This would be irrelevant if they just created HD wires for old gen game systems

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This would be irrelevant if they just created HD wires for old gen games.

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No, thanks. Give me all-new games. That's what I bought a new system for, not Sony's always over-priced bs.

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You gotta believe

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Just so you guys know you can go on Ebay and get a ps2 with a few controllers games and memory cards for like 40 bucks and then a lot of the games are 5 or 10 bucks and you actually get the disk.

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My buns are very toasty!

I might actually get this again. Had a lot of fun playing these games!

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If they could just let you play these games by putting in the original disk as well as offering a paid download for those without the original everyone would win!

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People keep complaining about $10-15 for HD upscales of these games, but I'd gladly pay it. I really didn't like the PS2. I was an XBox fan that generation. But, to be able to play the few PS2 games I DID like in HD would be great. Buying stuff that was released on the XBox or PC really doesn't make sense, though. This is only good for PS2 exclusives.

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Why buy KOF 2000 for $10 when you can get it for $1 plus 7 more games in the Humble Bundle?

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Really hope to see a game like Rule of Rose come to PS4. I always wanted to play it but that game has eluded me for so long... and now it's around $100+ on Ebay.

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I'd prefer they re-rendered rather than upscaling... Give it that truly "pulled from the page" look it was always meant to have.

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Thinking of Parappa reminds me of the good ole days of gaming, long before all these greedy scumbag companies were ripping us off with held- back DLC, overpriced season passes, completely ridiculous microtransactions and fake bullshit backwards compatibility. I'm just so tired of getting nicked and dimed from fucking games.

I really miss gaming in the 90's and early 00's.

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Idk about everyone else but when I connect a PS2 to my samsung, it's awful. Using the blue green and red a/v cables which are the only way t connect it. I need to buy a CRT tv just to use old consoles.

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@ughz: I kept two of mine for exactly this purpose.

...and an old color UHF/VHF for first-gen, too!

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@Pyrosa: I went on this bender and bought a PS2 again and a bunch of PS2 games like clock tower, megaman x collection, shadow of rome, ffx, etc and so I hooked it up.....the image was terrible. Black lines and shit running down it. I gave up and just played the remastered versions or whatever was available on PSN. It was upsetting.

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Lol.

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I'll be really happy if they release FF XII remastered. I never got around to finish that game on PS2. Also Viewtifull Joe and maybe Suikoden 3?

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The first one was so much better.

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Looks good, right @LarkAnderson?

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$10 isn't horrible. That's the high point for a lot of ps2 games on ebay, The better ones are like $20.

I'm waiting for Viewtiful Joe to be released. I never picked it up on ps2. And Ebay listings go from $7-$20.

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Did they fix the sync issues? HDTVs have had problems with the Parappa games due to HDMI encoding delays screwing up the timing of the game.

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PS2 disk don't even work with this.

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Fucking. Finally. Now put jak and daxter plz.

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*yawn* Wake me when my PS2 discs work...

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@suicidesn0wman: Wake up! They still work on PS2!

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@brn-dn: All 3 of my PS2's are display only right now. lol

I only hook them up for when friends come over for game night, and only if we plan on using them. Otherwise all the cables and controllers are in a milk crate.

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The worst version of them all, decent game but the music on this one doesn't compete with the original and Um jammer lammy. Um Jammer is the best out of them all followed closely by parappa 1.

However, great news about KOF 2000 :D

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kick punch, it's all in the mind
if you want to teach me, I'm sure you'll find me
don't get cocky, it will be rocky

now KICK PUNCH CHOP

DOCK and ROLL

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@xolivierx: Sweep low, rob lowe, jab low.

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