The recently announced Project Rap Rabbit unveiled its Kickstarter page today.
Developers NanaOn-Sha and INIS formally announced their upcoming game, Project Rap Rabbit after launching a Kickstarter campaign for the game. Details about the game’s inspirations and plot are mentioned on the page along with some information on the game’s mechanics. Concept art and character bios are also available.
Project Rap Rabbit takes place in an alternate version of 16th century Japan where people of the world have become hostile towards the growing diversification of their own homelands. In the midst of people becoming guarded towards each other, an earth shatter event occurs in the world, devastating the land and its people. Project Rap Rabbit follows a young rabbit named Toto-Maru as he journeys to overthrow the world’s powerful overlords using the strength of music to combat small-mindedness.
NanaOn-Sha and INIS are held in high regard for their contribution to the rhythm genre of gaming. NanaOn-Sha developed the Parappa the Rapper series while INIS created the popular Nintendo DS title, Elite Beat Agents. Combining both company’s experience in rhythm-action games, Project Rap Rabbit promises a true evolution of the genre. The game allows players to control the flow of the game, creating full battle rap verses of their own rather than following a set line. Project Rap Rabbit will feature competitive leaderboards and bonuses for skilled players.
Project Rap Rabbit’s Kickstarter has a goal of $1,100,000, allowing for six full levels. Stretch goals include an Xbox One version of the game, an extra level and a multiplayer versus mode. The final stretch goal for the game will allow the developers to create a Nintendo Switch version of the game.
Project Rap Rabbit is planned to launch on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The game’s Kickstarter campaign will be running for another 35 days.