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Ex-Rare Staff Gauging Interest in a Spiritual Successor to Banjo Tooie.

9/28/12 10:00am
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Ex-Rare staff looking to make a new platforming IP in the style of the Banjo series.

The Banjo Kazooie series is one of the most beloved franchises in videogame history. Many considered it the pinnacle of 3D platformers that outdid the red plumber himself. It only had a sequel and a few spinoffs and was cut short by Microsoft buying Rare, and the results were Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts, a game that failed both as a platformer and a racer.

Since then, Microsoft has tightened Rare's leash to the point of choking, putting a cap on everything good they one had and forcing them to make the Kinect Sports series, which made much of the talent quit out of pure disgust.

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But where did all that talent go? Well some made other video games for a while, but now they're coming together to form a new development team. Their first project? A spiritual successor to Banjo Tooie. This probably isn't going to be a new Banjo game, since Rare and/or Microsoft are holding it hostage for the rest of time, but any new platforming IP that takes after Banjo is more than welcome.

They've started a twitter page to find out how many people want it by their follower count. So follow their Twitter page and let's make this happen!

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