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Parappa the Rapper 2 is coming to PS4 this week



Parappa the Rapper 2 is coming to PS4 this week, Sony confirmed during the latest Playstation Blogcast.

Sony is fast at work bringing more and more PS2 classics to the PS4, and next in line is Parappa the Rapper 2.

The 2001 rhythm game by NanaOn-Sha will be available to download on the Playstation Store from Tuesday, December 15.

Sony made the announcement during last week’s Playstation Blogcast, along with a few details on the game.

The PS4 version will boast upscaled 1080p graphics, trophy support and compatibility with other PS4 features such as shareplay and cloud saves.

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You can also broadcast gameplay of PS2 classics to Twitch, Youtube and other streaming services.

The first wave of PS2 classics hit the Playstation Store last week, costing between £7.99 and £11.99.

Parappa the Rapper 2 is more than likely going to be £7.99, as it isn’t an expansive JRPG like Rogue Galaxy or Dark Cloud.

Some of the PS2 classics currently available on PS4 include: Twisted Metal Black, Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy and War of the Monsters.

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has said the company will “work tirelessly” to bring more PS2 classics to PS4, aiming to release them “on a regular basis.”

In a way, PS2 classic support is Sony’s answer to backwards compatibility.

Unfortunately, all games have to be purchased again, with original PS2 discs being incompatible with the PS4.

What PS2 games do you hope come to the PS4? Let us know in the comments below.


December 15, 2015, 3:35 pm

Having to pay again for a game you already own is very anti-consumer considering the efforts being made by rival companies.


December 15, 2015, 6:03 pm

You're not comparing apples to apples. Microsoft is offering a crappy selection of last-gen games on the XBox One out of desperation. Sony is offering 10-15-year-old games that are properly upscaled and add trophy, share play, and cloud save support.
If you really need to play your ps2 games, why not just use a PS2 or PS3? Asking for games to work when they are 2 generations removed isn't anti-consumer, it's just greedy. Did people complain that NES games didn't work on the N64? I own Parappa the Rapper 2 on PS2 and I will buy this PS4 version and put my original copy on eBay. It'll end up costing me less than $5 total.


December 30, 2015, 7:21 pm

Currently Microsoft offer over 120 backwards compatible games that you may or may not own for free. This could encourage some contented 360 owners to upgrade. Sony charging up to $15 to replay one of around ten games (at the time of posting) that many completed a decade ago is nothing but a cash grab.

Why don't the digital PS2 purchases made on the PS3 carry over to the newer console? Why can't it use the original disc to verify ownership then boot up the emulated version as it does on Xbox One. The hardware can automatically upscale and the share play and cloud save are system features so you're essentially paying for trophies.

You must have one hell of an entertainment system to want to keep every console you've owned on display just in case you fancy a bit of retro gaming. With everything plugged in you must have quite a high electricity bill.

I love it that when Microsoft does backwards compatibility, it's out of desperation (despite it being the number one most requested feature on the fan feedback forum) but when Sony does something it's "4 the players". All Xbox 360 Games With Gold are now available with Xbox One so I'm getting an additional TWO games a month. Inevitably the original Xbox games will also be backwards compatible in time and yet it's still all part of the service.

It's great that you're pumped for Parappa The Rapper 2 but I prefer Microsoft's "crappy selection" including the Gears collection, the Bioshock collection, Burnout Paradise, LEGO Star Wars, Borderlands and Halo Reach all with achievements and the ability to crossplay multiplayer games with Xbox 360 players and use system features such as screenshots, video capture, streaming to another Windows 10 devices as well as Twitch.

I may not be comparing apples to apples because your apples are over 10 years old and $15 whereas my apples are relatively fresh and FREE!

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