PaRappa the Rapper coming to the Wii. Oui?

parapaBefore there was Rock Band and Guitar Hero, PaRappa the Rapper was the music game of choice back in the day. Some would argue that it was the precursor for all popular music based video games, but we’ll leave that to the others to argue about this.

But the big news is that PaRappa is making a comeback with Rodney Alan Greenblat, the artist for the quirky game and Masaya Matsuura, the creative mind behind PaRappa the Rapper in a joint venture with Majesco to produce the new game for the Wii.

Majesco CEO, Jesse Sutton said, "Masaya Matsuura and Rodney Alan Greenblat are industry visionaries whose legacy was built on crafting groundbreaking, genre-defining entertainment experiences that everyone can enjoy. We are incredibly excited to be working with talent of this caliber and believe our game shares the same broad mass market appeal as successful music-based products like Activision’s Guitar Hero and MTV’s Rock Band."

Rodney Alan Greenblat added, "Matsuura-san and I share similar artistic perspectives so I welcomed the opportunity to re-team with him and NanaOn-Sha to produce a one-of-a-kind music game designed from the ground up for the Wii system."

With the powerhouse team of Greenblat and Matsuura behind this game, Majesco is hoping that lighting will strike again for the cute rapping dog and Chop Chop Master Onion. Hopefully, Greenblad and Matsuura will have tight control over the project and won’t use the Wii’s controller just as a gimmick.

We’ll just have to wait and see. 


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