Sweet, right? Well, it gets better. The new game is in the rhythm-based genre. That's right, the folks behind one of the most influential and amazing rhythm-based titles ever created are working to repeat that kind of success on the Wii.
Head past the break for the full press release.
The Creators of 'PaRappa the Rapper' Return with Music-Based Video Game
BRISTOL, U.K., December 10, 2007 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced a partnership with legendary multimedia musician and game designer, Masaya Matsuura, and famed New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, to develop and publish an original music-based video game scheduled for release in late 2008. Creators of the highly acclaimed, best-selling PaRappa the Rapper series, Matsuura and Greenblat will bring their engaging gameplay and distinctive art style to the Wii™ home video game system for the first time.
"Masaya Matsuura and Rodney Alan Greenblat are industry visionaries whose legacy was built on crafting groundbreaking, genre-defining entertainment experiences that everyone can enjoy," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. "We are incredibly excited to be working with talent of this caliber and believe our game shares the same broad mass market appeal as successful music-based products like Activision's Guitar Hero and MTV's Rock Band."
Adds Masaya Matsuura: "Majesco's publishing know-how and retail relationships allow us to stay focused on creating a game that is conceptually unique and, above all else, fun. Working with Rodney is a true creative collaboration."
"Matsuura-san and I share similar artistic perspectives so I welcomed the opportunity to re-team with him and NanaOn-Sha to produce a one-of-a-kind music game designed from the ground up for the Wii system," said Rodney Alan Greenblat.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, with an international office based in Bristol, UK, Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) is an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, with a focus on publishing video games for leading portable systems and the Wii™ console. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoeurope.com and www.majescoentertainment.com.
Like a fresh breeze spreading originality and fun, NanaOn-Sha has employed music, images and games as a means to bring smiles to the world since 1993. Beginning with uniquely original best-selling game series such as PaRappa the Rapper and more recently with Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop, NanaOn-Sha has extended their project realm further, including the creation, development, and production of music for the Robot Pet AIBO and CG animations for educational TV shows broadcast nationwide. www.nanaon-sha.com.
[Via Games Press]