Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts News for Xbox 360

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A new platformer from Banjo-Kazooie creators Rare "would be great", Head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer has said, possibly teasing an unannounced title in development at the studio.

Discussing the possibility of Rare returning to platform games with followers on Twitter, Spencer gave a nod towards Press Play's upcoming side-scroller Max: The Curse of Brotherhood before saying: "A new Rare plat would also be great."

Of course, Spencer's comment doesn't necessarily mean that a new platformer is in the works at Rare, although comments from the studio back in August (via CVG) suggested that it was keen to revisit its Banjo, Conker and Viva Pinata franchises.

"We've got ideas for most older Rare IP, you won't be surprised to hear. There's quite a lot of desire to do that, and Viva Pinata, Conker... Banjo's very popular internally, a lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo," he said.

Rare was acquired by Microsoft in 2002 and went on to develop Xbox 360 launch titles Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero. It later developed 360 platformer Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

However, in recent years the studio has been focussed on the Kinect Sports series. Its next title, Kinect Sports Rivals, is expected to launch on Xbox One in early 2014.

Source: @XboxP3

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Bloodstorm@ GeoH2102

A lot of the old staff jumped ship after the MS buyout. I really don't think any of the old staff are there any more.
Posted 16:27 on 18 December 2013


It's never been the same since they left Nintendo. Honestly I'd buy a Kazooie & Tooie port to 3DS. Also their exclusivity doesn't extend to handheld gaming so there is always a slim chance something could come to 3DS.
Posted 12:24 on 18 December 2013


As much as it'd be awesome to see a new platformer from them (Conker/Banjo Kazooie sequels would be fantastic), Bloodstorm makes a very good point - I don't think many of the staff members who made the originals great have stuck around...
Posted 17:33 on 17 December 2013
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I'd kill for a proper Banjo & Kazooie sequel & a next-gen update for Perfect Dark is in order as well but I know either are probably not gonna happen.
Posted 17:29 on 17 December 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


How many of the talented Rare staff who worked on the classics they are remembered for still work there?

Thought so.
Posted 13:50 on 17 December 2013
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Karlius@ Tereus

Boom Boom :)
Posted 13:48 on 17 December 2013
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Them making a platformer is a Rare sight indeed.
Posted 12:52 on 17 December 2013

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Release Date: 14/11/2008
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: 1-8
Rating: PEGI 7+
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