Super Mario Odyssey Theme

Nintendo has released the endlessly-catchy theme song that present in the new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s something else. A big brass band plays, with some fantastic meta vocals by Pauline, the damsel-in-distress from the original Donkey Kong game, who just so happens to also be the mayor of New Donk City, the home of Odyssey.

Project Rap Rabbit in Development

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Rice Digital is reporting on a rumor that is too crazy to not be true. Not to mention an image (which you can find after the jump) that is supporting this wild claim. Apparently, legendary rhythm action developers Masaya Matsuura (PaRappa The Rapper), and Keiichi Yano (Gitaroo Man) are partnering for a new, currently unnamed project, codenamed Project Rap Rabbit.

The claim is supported by an image making the rounds with the two legendary characters respective hats (seen above) implying a partnership between the two. The image in question states in Japanese text, “Make Rhythm Action Great Again!” – and it certainly gives me hope that could happen with two of the most incredible game developers in history, pioneers of their genre, working together.

UPDATE: It’s official! Check out the video below for the announcement, and some motion artwork!

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