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The N64 era is back: Rare veterans on Wii U, triple-A development and its successor to Banjo Kazooie

Gavin Price is feeling nervous. The creative director and studio head at Playtonic Games is about to debut his first project on Kickstarter. He and five other senior veterans from acclaimed UK developer Rare have banded together to launch a new studio which aims to take gamers back to 1996, …

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Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Playtonic Games’ Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to begin later today. A post on the indie studio’s website confirms the crowdfunding effort kicks off on May 1st at 5pm BST, though no word on how long it’ll run for. The game stars the chameleon Yooka and …

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Rare isn’t making a new Conker game, but Conker IS coming to Project Spark

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that whatever it is Rare may be working on, it isn’t a new Conker game. However, Project Spark developer Team Dakota is working on a Conker Build Pack featuring assets that players can use to create their own Conker content and has also developed …

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Playtonic’s Banjo-Kazooie successor heading to Kickstarter while Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie appears at SXSW

It was a good weekend for Banjo-Kazooie fans. Developer Playtonic took to the stage at Eurogamer’s Rezzed event in London to announce that its ‘spiritual successor’ to 1998 N64 platformer Banjo Kazooie – which is still without a name – will in part be funded by Kickstarter. "If we needed, …

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2015 ‘is a HUGE year for Rare’

The head of music at UK developer Rare has suggested that the studio will unveil at least one new title in 2015. This is a HUGE year for Rare,” Robin Beanland, alongside a picture of musical notes – which may perhaps link to a Banjo Kazooie title, owing to the …

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