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Playtonic recruits 3 Rare veterans (Kirkhope/Wise/Burke) for Banjo-Kazooie successor

-MD-

Gold Member


Ex-Rare veteran composers Grant Kirkhope, David Wise & Steve Burke are all on board for Playtonic's spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.

From Playtonic's website.

They are the music men

Since Playtonic’s official “coming out” last week , there’s been a brass band-load of speculation around who will weave musical fabric for our debut game – and pretty much all of it was accurate.

To be fair, that’s mostly thanks to our own relentless teasing on social media (oh, we do love a tease), which in particular caused the messiah-like Twitter status of a certain former-Rare composer to come crashing down on our doors, like a violent mob demanding steel drum melodies and catchy A cappella tunes.

But you can put down your shovels now, because today we can officially confirm that one Grant Kirkhope, legendary composer of Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata and more, has agreed to make music for our first game. And what’s more, he’s agreed to do it for a regular wage of Yorkshire Teabags, which we’ll ship directly to his bleak, Tetley-free sound suite in rainy California (we may have hidden this detail in the small print).

But wait, there’s more! As charitable types, we don’t like to see any of our former noise makers go without work, and so we’ve managed to convince David Wise, equally legendary composer of 20-years-worth of Rare games including the Donkey Kong Country series, to contribute tunage to our first game. And all for a bumper box of Werther’s Originals.

Pulling it all together is the esteemed sound man Steve Burke, best known for his magical score for Kameo: Elements of Power and all manner of sound effects , voices and fart noises for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts ‘n Bolts. Sadly, Steve insists on being paid in real currency.

Phew. How’s that for an announcement? For all you Tweeters, you can follow Playtonic’s music men at @grantkirkhope, @ David_Wise and @SteveBurkeMusic. Tell ‘em we sent you, but don’t mention the minimum wage.

 

Vena

Member
So... when does Nintendo buy them? :p

I kid, I kid. Have we heard any word, though, on their publisher search?
 

Plinko

Wildcard berths that can't beat teams without a winning record should have homefield advantage
So I guess this confirms that it will be the soundtrack of the year for every normal person and won't be recognized by anyone in the press.

Yes, STILL bitter that DK TF was overlooked in that category. Inexcusable.
 
This is simply amazing. We're talking all of the best Rare veterans here. What used to be the lifeblood of the company in the 90's. :eek:
 

-MD-

Gold Member
This is simply amazing. We're talking all of the best Rare veterans here. What used to be the lifeblood of the company in the 90's. :eek:

It should've happened a long time ago but goddamn it's excited seeing all these guys get together. And to have it be for a successor to Banjo no less.
 

Leflus

Member
The soundtrack is going to be incredible.

This is simply amazing. We're talking all of the best Rare veterans here. What used to be the lifeblood of the company in the 90's. :eek:
Come on dude. I'm not saying that they're not great devs/artists, but there was a lot more to Rare than just these guys. It was a big company.
 
So I guess this confirms that it will be the soundtrack of the year for every normal person and won't be recognized by anyone in the press.

Yes, STILL bitter that DK TF was overlooked in that category. Inexcusable.

Well they can easily avoid that by having the game release closer to the end of the year. :p
 
Holy shit, I'm so in for this now. Grant Kirkhope & David Wise together on a soundtrack for a platformer collectathon? Hot diggity damn!
 

Escalario

Banned
I have a feeling this will end up like Mighty No.9. A nostalgia-driven cash-in...Then again, I've never liked Rare's 3D collecthatons.
 

Crayolan

Member
Grant Kirkhope and David Wise working on the same game. Well at least we know the music is gonna be fucking amazing.
 
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