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Banjo Kazooie Spiritual successor revealed on this month's EDGE

James Scott

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From the new EDGE magazine thread
Yes there is an interview with Playtonic, there's 6 full time staff now and they hope to grow to 15 staff. First game is a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie and they have funding but would like to work with a publisher if it is mutual. "There's a history of working with Nintendo so we'd naturally love to see our game on a Nintendo platform. If people tell us to make Wii U our target console platform then we've got the flexibility to do that."

And site http://www.playtonicgames.com/index.html
The game is coming to Steam early access and other consoles
Twitter account went live https://twitter.com/PlaytonicGames
Don't worry, it's a 3D platformer
Music to be composed by Grant kirkhope, David Wise, and Burke.
Runs on Unity and they plan on having a Kickstarter in May later this year
First screens
The presentation they had
Playtonic's EGX Rezzed developer session: 'Rebirth of The 3D Platformer' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ulJeGQ0Krk
 

kitschykitty

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bummer the news didn't end up being an official sequel but whatever this is great news anyways, I'll keep an eye on it, Banjo-Kazooie is easily one of my favourite games of all time.
 

Coffee Dog

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I'm worried these guys might be overestimating how many people care about open world exploration platformers like banjo. There's a reason the genre is dormant.

I want the best. I'm hoping for the best. Just worried.
 

Tripon

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I'm worried these guys might be overestimating how many people care about open world exploration platformers like banjo. There's a reason the genre is dormant.

I want the best. I'm hoping for the best. Just worried.
Well, there is a console where games like that are still played.....
 

Raide

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So apart from some random ex-RARE people, has this studio done anything yet or is it super new hoping to ride on the old RARE hype?
 

Coffee Dog

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So... does that mean no more B-K if someone is moving on with a spiritual successor?
no, it just means that the eventual sequel is going to be Banjo in name only. That's where we were at already anyway, this news is actually a sliver of hope.
 

Coffee Dog

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Well, there is a console where games like that are still played.....
Nintendo hasn't released an open world/objective based platformer in over a decade. :p

Mario and Donkey Kong have both embraced linearity, and imo it was for the benefit of both series.
 

Lunar15

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I'm worried these guys might be overestimating how many people care about open world exploration platformers like banjo. There's a reason the genre is dormant.

I want the best. I'm hoping for the best. Just worried.
Basically this. I'm not sure the genre holds up that well.
 

EatinOlives

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I'm worried these guys might be overestimating how many people care about open world exploration platformers like banjo. There's a reason the genre is dormant.

I want the best. I'm hoping for the best. Just worried.
Why would they be "overestimating"? It's not like they said they expect to sell 6 million. I'm sure they're very aware it'll be a niche title.
 

Koobion

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They already have funding, which is great, but I would crowdfund the fuck out of this if I could. Seems like it may be even too early for that though?
 

James Scott

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This game was teased for awhile. Some ex RARE guys started thinking about making a game like this while teasing it on this twitter account https://twitter.com/MingyJongo
It went on for awhile and was seemingly dead. The account came back out of no where and started saying seemingly random things like ctrl+alt+delete (rebooting the project) and then Grant Kirkhope teased a reveal on this month's edge that would appeal to BK fans.
From what I remember, the twitter account expressed interest in using the Unity engine, but that might of changed since they stated that.
 

Finaj

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So... does that mean no more B-K if someone is moving on with a spiritual successor?
Gregg Mayles, creator of Banjo, still works at Rare and they could very well still work on a Banjo 3. In fact, it has been rumored to appear at E3 this year.