Last month the creators of PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man launched a Kickstarter for a new game with the working title Project Rap Rabbit. As promising as the concept was, the campaign came to an end this week and it fell way short of its lofty goal. While funding is necessary to make the game possible, the team currently has no plans to pursue a followup campaign.
This all sounds like a major bummer for what could have been a fun rhythm game, but the Kickstarter update that delivered the bad news didn't contain any doom and gloom. Summoning the optimistic spirit of PaRappa himself, the team exclaimed, "We gotta believe!," leaving fans with some hope for the future.
More from the message:
Though our Kickstarter campaign hasn't gone the way we'd intended, our early stages of development have left us more determined than ever to bring Project Rap Rabbit to life. While you didn't see Project Rap Rabbit at any conferences or booths during E3 week, we had a very, very busy E3 filled with meetings about our vision for the future of rhythm-action.
So what happens next? At this moment it's far too early to say, but thanks in part to your overwhelming support we know that our vision for Project Rap Rabbit hasn't gone unnoticed.
From all of us here at iNiS J and NanaOn-Sha, thank you again for your journeying with us. We sincerely hope this isn't the last time you'll hear of Project Rap Rabbit.