A long time ago, Rare was owned by Nintendo and together the two companies created classic games such as GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and much more for the Nintendo 64. Fast forward to the present and Rare is now owned by Microsoft, only releasing their games for the Xbox 360. However, Rare and Nintendo have apparently managed to maintain a great relationship even after parting ways, so when word gets out that Nintendo may be looking to work with them again. old-school Nintendo fans are sure to get excited.
The latest rumor states that Nintendo originally contacted Rare Ware to see if they may be interested in working on a remake of Rare’s GameCube game Star Fox Adventures. Apparently the project is still sitting on the shelf, but Rare could potentially take up Nintendo on their alleged offer at any time. If the lacklustre Star Fox Adventures doesn’t get picked up then the door could be opened to Rare making other titles for Nintendo’s handheld.
In other news, the same source confirmed that Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 3DS is “not out of the question either.” Banjo returning to form on a Nintendo console is something that anyone who owned an N64 would love to see, and it would likely do really well. There are a ton of other games that Rare could release on the handheld, but none that anyone would want more than a new Banjo. Although, it would be awesome if they worked on one last Donkey Kong Country game too…
The latest rumors making their way around the web are really quite interesting, and what’s even more intriguing is that they’re actually believable. As many already know, Microsoft allows Rare to develop games for Nintendo because they are not in direct competition against their handhelds, and it is also a great way to attract the casual audience to the Xbox 360 with some of Rare’s console games. The last project that Nintendo and Rare worked on was Diddy Kong Racing and it did very well for the Big N. That’s why it’s not a stretch to assume that they would work together again.
Currently, Rare doesn’t have any 3DS dev kits, but the source does state that the company could receive some by the end of this year. Unfortunately, that also means that if Rare decides to get in bed with Nintendo again, then development on any Rare-made title won’t finish for quite some time.
Do you think these rumors are true? What would you like to see Rare release on the Nintendo 3DS?
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