Masaya Matsuura

PaRappa the Rapper and Vib-Ribbon creator has songs in new Harmonix game

Masaya Matsuura, the designer most known for creating PaRappa the Rapper and Vib-Ribbon, is working with Harmonix on their upcoming Apple TV game.

5 years ago

Masaya Matsuura headlines

  • Masaya Matsuura's Haunt to release for Kinect next week via XBLA

    NanaOn-Sha has announced Masaya Matsuura’s Kinect title, Haunt, will be released on Xbox Live Arcade next week, January 18, for 800 MSP. The first-person haunted house title was originally announced at TGS 2010, and VG247’s Brenna got a look at the game last summer during an event at the Sydney Opera House. Thanks, Joystiq.

    8 years ago
  • Thursday Shorts: Canada, Matsuura, Cosplay record, King's Bounty, Inafune, All 4 One

    Lots of shorts below, along with news about ladies and gents dressing in a silly manner. We salute them.

    9 years ago
  • Matsuura: Lack of international teams a problem for games industry

    PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura fears the games industry will schism if we don’t see more international collaborations.

    9 years ago
  • Parappa The Rapper may return through Vita or new business models, says creator

    Parappa The Rapper could make a return either through new business models or on PlayStation Vita, series creator Masaya Matsuura has said.

    9 years ago
  • Haunt from NanaOn-Sha shown at Sydney Opera House

    PaRappa the Rapper designer Masaya Matsuura gave a live performance of his work at the Sydney Opera House last night, and attendees were treated to the world premiere of NanaOn-Sha’s Kinect game, Haunt.

    9 years ago
  • Sydney: NanaOn-Sha composer performing August 20

    PaRappa the Rapper and vib-ribbon designer Masaya Matsuura will give a live performance of his work at the Sydney this Saturday.

    9 years ago
  • DICE heads to Singapore, Taylor and Matsuura confirmed

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said today that the DICE Summit – thus far restricted to Las Vegas – is to get an Asian version this year.The new event will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Center, the same venue used for Games Convention Asia, on September 17.GPG’s Chris Taylor and NanaON-Sha boss Masaya […]

    11 years ago
  • PaRappa creator interested in making music game for Natal

    PaRappa the Rappa and Major Minor’s Majestic March creator, Masaya Matsuura, has said that he and his team is interested in Microsoft’s Natal and are currently discussing ideas for a new game.“We are thinking about ideas,” he told Videogamer at Develop last week. “I think any kind of interaction with a camera will be good […]

    11 years ago
  • Matsuura thinks Natal would be great for music games

    Masaya Matsuura thinks Natal would be a great platform to create new styles of music games.Creator of PaRappa The Rapper, Matsuura told attendees at Develop that NanaOn-Sha is currently thinking up ways to make use of Microsoft’s latest gadget.“It’s very interesting. We are thinking about ideas. I think any kind of interaction with a camera […]

    11 years ago
  • Masaya Matsuura: WMP not a "huge advantage"

    Parappa the Rappa creator Masaya Matsuura has told MTV that there isn’t “a huge advantage to adapting to MotionPlus”.Currently at work on his new rhythm game Major Minor’s Majestic March, Matsuura went onto say that games using the new hardware need to be built for it from the get go.“We tried to adapt Major Minor […]

    11 years ago
  • Major Minor's Majestic March "for western market first"

    Major Minor’s Majestic March, the newly announced title from PaRappa the Rappa creator and NanaOn-Sha founder Masaya Matsuura, is being designed with the west in mind, the Japanese dev legend said today. “We are designing for the western market first,” he said. “And we are now trying to find a Japanese publisher. Maybe we can […]

    12 years ago