There are rumblings, dear reader, on the internets. Rumblings of a PaRappa nature. The rumor that we pray be true: A sequel to seminal hip-hop simulator PaRappa the Rapper is coming to the PlayStation Network.
Here's the quote that caused the buzz:
1UP: Now that PaRappa's come out for the PSP, are you interested in doing another PaRappa game?
Matsuura: Of course, PaRappa was made 10 years ago. [The gameplay style] is a little different in Musika than PaRappa. If I had a chance to make another PaRappa for some hardware, of course I would love to do that.
1UP: Has Sony expressed any interest?
Matsuura: Of course, they have.
1UP: What's stopping you from going forward with a new game? And if you were to go forward with one, would your interest in downloadable games have an impact on it?
Matsuura: Personally, I really love the downloadable games on PS3, but currently I don't have any discussion with Sony Computer Entertainment people right now. We are exchanging casual e-mails, meeting up sometimes. I would not be surprised if these kinds of discussions will be started in the near future.