Project Rap Rabbit is real: PaRappa and Gitaroo Man creators launch Kickstarter

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 15 May 2017 16:37 GMT

Project Rap Rabbit is bringing together two legendary rhythm-action designers.

Masaya Matsuura, PaRappa The Rapper and Vib-Ribbon creator at Nana-On Sha, is teaming up with Gitaroo Man’s Keiichi Yano of iNiS J on a new rhythm action project.

It’s called Project Rap Rabbit, and was actually leaked earlier this month. Now we know why, as the pair have announced a Kickstarter for the game.

Rap Rabbit is set in a fictional version of 16th Century Japan, a time when the ideas of isolationism and protectionism reigned supreme. Our hero is rabbit farmer Toto-Maru, who uses the power of rap to influence the world’s ruling powers.

Toto-Maru will face off against world rules in rap battles, in his quest to change the world through rhythm and rhyme.

The acclaimed designers are asking for £855,000 ($1.1 million) in crowdfunding money, with 35 days to go. You take a look at the announcement trailer and a few early screens above.

Gameplay-wise, Project Rap Rabbit will allow players to “alter the flow of their rap battle in real time” rather than ask them to follow a linear progression. You’ll be able to change the lyrics and song direction in real time to best fit the scenario. You can click through the Kickstarter link to see a demonstration of how this mechanic will play out.

Project Rab Rabbit is in development for PC, and PS4. It’s currently planned to launch by August 2018.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Arcade

Gitaroo Man

Kickstarter