Original Banjo-Kazooie Team Are Ready to Make “Spiritual Successor”

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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Gettin’ Jiggy with it!

A team of former Rare employees just updated their Twitter account, Mingy Jongo, with this statement:

“Let’s make the spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie! Core members of the original team are ready to go. All we need is your support.”

With Grant Kirkhope, the composer of the music for the original Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, on-board, and a promise of a game that “shares that same kind of humour, silly characters, fun game play, great tunes and all that stuff,” this might just be the game we all have been waiting for since Rare was bought by Microsoft in 2002.

Right now, the team is just testing the water to see if anyone would like to see a game made by them, so make sure to head over to their twitter and show them the love and support they deserve.


The team also posted the following video on their twitter account, showcasing a game framework with Banjo-Kazooie assets in the Unity game engine.

They also stated that Unity would be the perfect engine for their spiritual successor. Perhaps this means we’ll be seeing this game on a Nintendo console considering the company’s recent involvement with Unity?