Remember Conker's Bad Fur Day? That crazy Rare platformer that came out late in the N64 days? I do, it was glorious. Well sadly, it turned out that Chris Seavor, lead designer of Conker (and voice actor of most of the male cast) got fired from Rare and Microsoft quite a few years ago, and hasn't been working on anything since.
Or so I thought, but today, fansite Rarefandabase.com exclusively revealed an all new game by Chris Seavor. Don't put on your Conker 2 caps on just yet, Microsoft still owns that IP. This is a all new game.
The game (which currently doesn't have a title), has only shown about 5 images, which show of some of the main characters (some how I think dogs are going to play a big role), and can be seen here
However, Seavor did reveal some details about the game. Mostly that it will be very Conker-esque. According to him, it will feature
As of now, the game is being made for iOS (for both Iphone and Ipad) with a Android and perhaps Windows 8 version on the way (and before you ask, Seavor has said on his Twitter that the game makes a lot of use of the touch screen, so a Steam/PC release seems unlikely), and looks like it will hit the App store as soon as October. More details will hopefully be revealed on September 5th, when a exclusive interview with Seavor on the same site (for those that need reminding: rarefandabase.com) will hit.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm extremely excited for this. While I think Conker is by and large a typical Rare platformer, its the sheer bombastic and crazy humor that makes it absolutely fantastic. Games of today need more of that. I can't speak for everyone, but I'll say this: It's good to have you back Chris, the world is all the better for it