PaRappa The Rapper Remastered Region Release Dates, Price and Information Overload

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Kick, punch and occasionally block again as the PaRappa the Rapper Remastered release date for PS4 has been officially confirmed for North American, Europe and Japan.

Via the PlayStation Store, the new PaRappa the Rapper remake is listed as launching on the appropriate regions:

  • April 4 in North America – $14.99
  • April 4 in Europe – £11.99
  • April 20 in Japan – 1,800円

According to the press release:

“This complete HD remaster of my acclaimed original PlayStation game features additional alternative audio tracks, dynamic 4K support for PS4 Pro and DUALSHOCK4 controller vibration so you can really feel the beat – it’s gonna get rocky!””

Features include:

Fresh Graphics for Today’s Gamer – Powered by PS4, PaRappa and his friends come to life as never seen before with cleaned up graphics, reformatted for 16:9 televisions and rendered in 4K and 1080p.

CD quality soundtrack – Players will bob their heads along with a soundtrack that has been digitally remastered for uncompressed audio.

Unique Visual Style – stylish flattened animation technique combines fun and vibrant characters and a humorous storyline.
Rhythm-based Gameplay – master the addictive rhythm, timing, and coordination-based gameplay

New control schemes take advantage of DualShock 4 features
“Feel the Beat”– The DualShock 4 wireless controller provides a steady metronome for each song to help the player ‘feel’ when they need PaRappa to rap in response to each character.

“See the Beat” – The player icon enlarges when a player presses any button during a song to help give visual feedback while they’re playing.