Ex-Rare Staffers Want To Make Banjo-Kazooie Successor
Those of you who owned a Nintendo 64 will no doubt admit that, system problems aside, it had some great games, one of the best being the goofy 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie. Developed by Rare when the company was riding a wave of incredible successes like the Original Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark, it’s about the adventures of a lovable Bear and his bird sidekick who explore a 9 large open worlds in their quest to defeat an evil witch. The game pioneered elements that would later appear in other action/platformers, especially the Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank series.
Did you love it? If so, you’ll be interested to know that a team of former Rare employees have banded together in a concern called Mingy Jongo in order to create that they are calling a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Their official twitter feed proclaims “Let’s make the spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie! Core members of the original team are ready to go. All we need is your support. So join us today!”
So what does this mean? Well not much right now. The team is coming together, with 3 people who worked on the original game confirmed to be on board. Further, they’re soliciting donations from fans but don’t appear to have a kickstarter, which is just weird. “If this is anything to go by, then maybe Kickstarter is the way to go for our game?? >> http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-09-17-obsidians-project-eternity-rpg-funded-on-kickstarter-in-three-days … << via @eurogamer", one tweet said. It appears right now, they're just trying to figure out if people would actually want to play.
Sure, it seems like a rather ramshackle affair. But I'd love to see this happen, so we'll be keeping tabs to see if they make the move from gauging the public to actually trying to make it real.