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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:37am 27/09/12 | 6 Comments
Rare has been in the news a fair bit lately, which is testament to their legacy in the industry and staying power. Say what you want about where they ended up, the British developer holds a special place in the annals of game development history, and it seems some of the cats who work, or worked, there, feel the same way.

A Twitter account comprised of former team members who worked on the Banjo-Tooie title has launched a vocal campaign to fans to get behind the idea of development of a "spiritual successor" to Banjo-Tooie that wouldn't simply be a knock off of the original but "something new".

"Let's make the spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie! Core members of the original team are ready to go," reads one Tweet. "All we need is your support. So join us today!"

"And yes, I'm thinking 3D platformer," read another.

Eurogamer also noted that the development collective would be happy to take their idea down the Kickstarter route, with the game likely to be built using the Unity SDK.

"Unity will probably be perfect for our spiritual successor. I'm thinking keeping level of detail and googly eyes close to the original," they said.

While the likelihood of Rare ever coming back to strength is written all throughout their namesake, it's great to know that there are still members from that era so many loved willing to have another crack at it. Would you get behind any such project?



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glynd
Posted 10:43am 27/9/12
nintendo needs to throw money at these people and get them to make a sequel to DK64.
Phooks
Posted 10:50am 27/9/12
Stalfax
Posted 11:18am 27/9/12
^Hilarious AND educational :D
blaze0041
Posted 11:47am 27/9/12
Speaking of which, JonTron and Egoraptor have been playing Banjo-Kazooie on their N64...
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRQGRBgN_EnryITceukATlpv6OPkosGdP&feature=plcp
thermite
Posted 11:59am 27/9/12
Why doesn't some has-been developer try to crowd fund a revival of something I actually enjoyed?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:10pm 28/9/12
I'd love to see a revival of Jet Force Gemini - I fricking loved that game!
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