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The creators of PaRappa and Gitaroo Man are making a new music game together

The creators of PaRappa and Gitaroo Man are making a new music game together


A dream rhythm game collaboration

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The minds behind some of the most influential music games of all time are joining forces. Designers Masaya Matsuura, best known for the iconic PlayStation game PaRappa the Rapper, and Keiichi Yano, who created cult hit Gitaroo Man, announced today that they’re working on a new title called Project Rap Rabbit.

Unfortunately, there’s little in the way of details on the game itself. It’s described as a “rhythm-action adventure,” and a brief teaser shows off a rabbit and giant frog in what looks to be feudal Japan — albeit with drones and UFOs flying through the background. It’s not clear yet how the game will play or what platforms it will be on. But based on the title, you can expect at least some rapping. The game will be co-developed by Matsuura’s NanaOn-Sha studio, and Yano’s iNiS.

Outside of their best known titles, both developers have created multiple other beloved and impactful music games. NanaOn-Sha developed PlayStation-era titles UmJammer Lammy and Vib-Ribbon, before experimenting with new platforms, including the iPod game Musika, Major Minor's Majestic March on Wii, and Beat Sports on Apple TV. iNiS, meanwhile, is well-known for its Nintendo DS rhythm hits Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents.

As for Project Rap Rabbit, the developers say that there is “more info coming soon.”