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Banjo Kazooie to Receive Spiritual Successor

by February 16, 2015 0 comments

Banjo Kazooie fans rejoice! It seems there is hope for the long-awaited sequel to the N64 classic. 6 former Rare developers have put together an indie gaming company in the UK known as Playtonic games and their first order of business is to create the “spiritual successor” to Banjo Kazooie, as they stated in an interview with EDGE magazine, the game is currently called “Project Ukulele.
If you don’t remember Rare, they were the 90’s gaming giant who brought us Donkey Kong 64, Perfect Dark, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and 007 Golden Eye, as well as Banjo Kazooie.

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Project Ukulele concept art as seen in Edge Magazine

The team at Playtonic is composed of six former Rare employees including Steve Mayles the creator and artist on Banjo Kazooie, Grant Kirkhope the composer of many Rare games including Banjo Kazooie and Chris Sutherland who was the lead programmer on Donkey Kong Country and Banjo Kazooie. The team mentioned that they would like to bring the game to Nintendo since they had so much success with them in the past. Personally I would love to see this game come out across all platforms to give everyone a chance to enjoy this game. One things for sure the developers at Playtonic want to get this game into our hands as soon as possible, they stated that they would like to work with steam to provide gamers with an early access to get feedback on the game.

The bear and bird combo brought an amazing move set, unique and beautiful level design, along with one of the best video game soundtracks ever. The world was full of hilarious characters that were a staple of many kids gaming experience. Since then the game style of a 3D mascot platformer packed in a world of collectables has almost disappeared, so having a team of developers who created one of the best should be a blast of nostalgia gamers will love. Keep checking in for any more news on Project Ukulele.

 

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