By Tyler Lubben / February 17th, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
Banjo-Kazooiedavid wisegrant kirkhopeproject ukulelesteve burke