New information released recently hinted at a popular character from the ancient past of Sony's PlayStation history making a return to form for the PlayStation 4, according to some new rumors.
Game Informer picked up news from a Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee entry that saw PaRappa The Rapper being rated for for re-release. The submission for the rating was submitted just yesterday on December 2nd.
Game Informer figured maybe something would be revealed at this year's PlayStation Experience taking place this weekend. Well, the reality is that the game is coming back for this generation of PlayStation gamers.
As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of PaRappa The Rapper Sony is re-releasing the game on the PlayStation 4, and giving an all new generation of gamers an opportunity to play and enjoy the title. It's amazing to think that 20 years ago some of today's most prolific gamers weren't even born yet.
This means for everyone who may have skipped out on the game or didn't even know that it exists can now experience PaRappa The Rapper in ultra HD on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Yes, during the PlayStation Experience this weekend Sony's President of worldwide studios, Shuhei Yoshida, announced that the remastered version of the game will feature 4K ultra HD support for the PlayStation 4.
This is one of the rare times where I can say that the PS4 Pro shouldn't have problems running a game as old as Parappa The Rapper in ultra HD. There's been a lot of other games that just haven't been very well optimized for 4K such as The Last of Us: Remastered Edition from the standard PS4 made available on the PS4 Pro in 4K. During a benchmark, it was revealed that the game performed worse on the PS4 Pro in Ultra HD than the standard version of The Last of Us: Remastered Edition performed on the vanilla PS4 at 1080p.
In the case of PaRappa The Rapper, it's a 20 year old game so it should (technically) run decently at 4K on the PS4 Pro. The console isn't quite up to snuff to deal with 4K the way Sony has been claiming it would be.
One of the other highlights of this new version of the game is that Sony made the demo available of the remastered version of the game for PS4 and PS4 Pro today. Those who were in attendance at the PlayStation Experience over the weekend can play the game at the kiosks at the convention. If you weren't lucky enough to head to the PlayStation Experience over the weekend, you can actually download the demo of the remastered version of PaRappa The Rapper from the PlayStation Store right now.
The game still features the crazy music-rhythm action that people grew up loving and the challenges are still in place that helped make the game an iconic and timeless gaming experience that started way back on the PlayStation One 20 years ago.