PSP PaRappa confirmed for North America

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

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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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