Playtonic Games Reveals Composers for Project Ukulele

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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Project Ukulele | oprainfall

Since last week’s surprise announcement that former Rare employees were working on a spiritual successor to the fantastic Nintendo 64 classic Banjo-Kazooie, I’ve been all atwitter. The first thing I said when I heard about the so-called “Project Ukulele” was that someone ought to call Grant Kirkhope. Well, it seems that someone had the same idea, because that’s exactly what happened.

Project Ukulele | Grant Kirkhope

Grant Kirkhope

Kirkhope, composer of such great game soundtracks as Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Kingdoms of Amalur and Viva Piñata, will once again be lending his musical talents to the as yet top secret project. However, he isn’t the only one bringing something to the table.

Project Ukulele | David Wise

David Wise and the Playtonic Team

In addition to Kirkhope, David Wise, composer of boatloads of classic games like the Battletoads series, the SNES Donkey Kong Country games and Diddy Kong Racing, will also be bringing his unique style to the new game.

Project Ukulele | Steve Burke

Steve Burke

Rounding out this trifecta of greatness, Steve Burke, composer of Kameo: Elements of Power, as well as being responsible for sound effects for games like Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Conker: Live and Reloaded, is on board, as well.

With this kind of pedigree, Project Ukulele may be looking like it may have quite the impressive soundtrack. Are you excited to see this news, or are you still not sold on the idea? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Axle_Magnum

    I was interested.
    Now you have my full attention.

  • Klagmar

    It’s so awesome to see all these amazing composers together. They’re just missing Robin Beanland and they’d have the whole Rare music gang!