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Here’s The First Concept Art Of The Banjo Kazooie Spiritual Successor From PlayTonic Games

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We were all overjoyed to know that a batch of former Rare developers were hard at work developing their own spiritual successor to the classic Banjo Kazooie. We know that the team is called PlayTonic and you can follow their Twitter account here. PlayTonic have revealed that the 3D platformer will be coming to PC and also consoles. The team told EDGE magazine that “There’s been so much pent-up passion for doing something like this, because we’ve all been sat on a lot of these ideas since Banjo-Tooie came out,” We should get more information on the game soon, but for now be sure to check out the concept art.

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Thanks, paidenthusiast

 

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74 comments

      1. What he said. With almost all of Rare’s talents gone to start their own companies what good does Microsoft have with the company anyway? Sure they made a video and comments of them supposedly reviving their classic franchises again but without the original talents they just won’t feel the same. Even if Nintendo buying back Rare doesn’t mean the employees would come back, this does still give Nintendo the rights to develop all future entries. With their recent success with Kid Icarus Uprising, Fire Emblem Awakening, and potentially Star Fox U, they know how to reboot their franchises

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      2. Well buying them back for only the IP’s would be great, but MS would never let that happen, they’d just put a Bungie and split with them, keeping the IPs.

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      3. if you really think that, then you probably are kinda stuck in the 90ies. There are so amazingly many talented and great studios out there delivering great games. Sure, Rare was one of the very big ones and you could easily lose yourself in their worlds, but what you say sounds like someone whose girl ran away and he just can’t seem to move on, even after 15 years. There’s so much to play out there.

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    1. Wont come to Xbox. These are FORMER RARE DEVS. They LEFT Rareware and Microsoft cause of how Microsoft treated them. They hate Microsoft, they restricted all their creativity. They even made a jab at Microsoft in there comments. When they said “We obviously want to do things our way.” With Microsoft they would lose ALL control. So there is almost no chance it comes to Xbox One, frankly Xbox doesn’t deserve it. It will be PC for sure, and most likely Wii U and that’s it. And frankly that’s were it belongs.

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      1. They said “consoles” meaning it’s still possible it could come to X1 but i don’t see why it would deserve it

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      2. of course they are looking into XB as well. Selling on XBLive doesn’t mean you are automatically an exclusive.
        It’s not like Nintendo was so amazingly nice to Rare back in the days, if you remember why Rare made Bad Fur Day the way they did. As we still are talking business here, this whole emotional bullshit won’t affect their descicions in any way. If they see a broad audience on Nintendo consoles and think the WiiU’s technical capabilities and architecture would fit, they are gonna support it. Same goes for Sony and MS. They’re still multiplatform. If I were Nintendo I would just invest in them, but I wouldn’t even consider them accepting that offer.

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    1. You lost me there- friend. I am literally puzzled as to what you are trying to say. The only thing that I was able to decipher was that you use the word “retard” in a very derogatory way.

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      1. I’m saying everyone loves Banjo Kazooie everybody’s going to want the game on every platform but if it turns out that it’s not going to be on Xbox everyone who owns an Xbox who cant play is going to say that rareware was never good and Banjo Kazooie isn’t good.

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      1. I don’t mind it not coming to the 3DS, I was just wondering. I do hope the 3DS could get some 3D platformers one day.
        I’m looking forward to this game so much, and I don’t even know much about it!

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      2. The 3DS is a console, but it’s called a “handheld console.” And obviously the consoles you can only play at home are called “home consoles.” Not sure why people get this wrong

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      3. I think you will find that a 3DS is a handheld games console. You hold it in your hand. For someone writing on a Nintendo site, Mega179 I am surprised you stated such a comment.

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      4. 3DS is a dedicated console no matter how you see it. It’s console gaming on the go and yes it has the word “console” in its class so it counts. Can’t say the same for PSVita because no one knows WTF it is since there’s PSVita TV and PSNow so what’s the point of it existing now?

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    1. I really doubt it will be on the Xbox one. I know that Grant Kirkhope, the head musician of the Banjo Kazooie games, really doesn’t like Microsoft for what they did to a once thriving Rare. I assume his colleagues share a similar opinion.

      Check out the Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Banjo Kazooie speedrun. It should be on Yourube, somewhere. Kirkhope makes an appearance (around the Freezy Peaks and Mad Monster Mansion stages) and shares his thoughts on the Microsoft Rare buyout.

      So PC is a given- but I wouldn’t be surprised if it appeared on the Wii U (and PS4).

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      1. I hope it doesn’t go to Microsoft because Rare Ware has the real bird and bear hidden in a loft.

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      2. Yeah, the speedrun was pretty interesting. Lots of tricks and glitches. But it was just great that the composer for the game was able to Skype call the speed running group during the Banjo run.

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      1. 2nd place is rather good though the software exculusives sells like a dud. Why don’t Xbox owners support Sunset drive instead of broken third party going bye bye.

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    1. In my honest opinion, a game can’t truly be considered a spiritual successor unless it’s being made by the people who worked on the original. This game is the only occurrence of that as far as I know.

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  1. Hear the crowd they boo and hiss. To see you fail they will not miss. Get this wrong for Grunty’s sakes and a lava bath you will take. I cannot wait to play this game. I already know it won’t be lame.

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      1. Yah, someone that played it at E3 warned that it was the worst Sonic game that he ever played, but some here were questioning if it was really worse than Sonic 06 and in November, we got our answer…

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  2. I hope to see this come to Wii U only. It looks promising and if it’s meant to bring back the good ol times of Banjo before Microsoft senselessly stole and killed them with Rare, then I’m in for it. :)

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    1. I’m gonna have to agree with you on this. Compared to the bear and bird, these character designs are terrible; the big reason being that there’s no contrast between the two protagonists. Banjo was a big, bulky, goofy bear and Kazooie was a thin, peckish bird.

      Now we have… two lizards? With the same core body type? (not counting limbs) And they look like Klasky-Csupo rejects from a 90s-era Nickelodeon cartoon?

      C’mon, Playtonic. You can do better than this.

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