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Rare to unveil new game at E3: Is 'Banjo Kazooie' coming?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 May 2015 20:49 User comments (2)

Rare to unveil new game at E3: Is 'Banjo Kazooie' coming? Rare, the developer behind the massive hits Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Goldeneye for Sega and N64 is preparing to launch a new game at the E3 gaming expo next month.
Both Microsoft, who acquired the company, and Rare, have both confirmed a new game is coming but has let few details slip.

While it is possible Rare is creating an entirely new game, nearly everyone expects a remake of one of the aforementioned IPs, with a Banjo sequel the most likely.

If indeed it is a new Banjo, there will be an interesting rivalry brewing. Most of the developers behind the original game are currently working on Yooka-Laylee, a platformer in the exact spirit and concept as B-K, but without the original IP or the big funding of Microsoft. Yooka-Laylee has raised $2 million on Kickstarter in just 48 hours showing that there is certainly a market out there for cartoon duos going on adventures.

Furthermore, Yooka-Laylee will be available for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U, while any Rare game is expected to be an exclusive.

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2 user comments

15.5.2015 1:12

Very cool. I just bought Banjo-Tooie the other day for the N64. This might be the first DLC game I buy ever (outside of some Humble Bundles) if it works out. Wonder how it will play on the PS4 or Wii U.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 May 2015 @ 1:12

27.5.2015 1:30

There's actually a few articles on Rare out there as well as documented info from previous employees outlining the history of Rare and the fall. The company just isn't and hasn't been what it was during the N64 erra and as they continued to decline Nintendo felt their only real viable option was to Sell their shares to M$ who seemed like an awful idea at first but would make perfect sense within a couple years of the buyout.

Unfortunately Rare isn't anything like they once were and most notable developers were lost in the transition, and the creativity that Nintendo allowed them once, became a production chopping block environment. to be honest I'm surprised to see they are even still around, it will be interesting to see what they can produce but I wouldn't have standards set to high.

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