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Project Ukulele

Yooka-Laylee is the successor to Banjo-Kazooie


I love where this is going
Apr 30
Yooka. Laylee. Yooka-Laylee. Yep, they've still got it! We've talked about Project Ukulele a few times now, but, quickly: it's a vibrant 3D platformer in development at Playtonic, a fresh new studio founded by former Rare dev... read
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Smash Bros.

Xbox boss would like to see Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Bros. DLC


We're crossing a lot of companies and properties here
Apr 03
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer likes to talk about games. However, that doesn't mean that he restricts himself to only talking about titles that his company's working on. No, he'll discuss anything, even Nintendo properties. When ... read
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 23
Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTub... read
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Banjo-Kazooie

New Banjo-Kazooie shown at SXSW


Motion control for everyone, literally
Mar 15
Are you ready to have a sad? The SXSW Gaming Awards had Banjo and Kazooie on screen being flown through the air via audience participation with the use of motion controls. No new game has been announced from Rare just yet, th... read
Project Ukulele photo
Project Ukulele

Former Rare devs share first look at Banjo successor


Project Ukulele coming to Kickstarter this May
Mar 14
Today at EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showcased the first in-engine screenshots of Project Ukulele. Speaking at the event, the seven-man team of former Rare veterans said they were blown away by the fan response to their recently an... read
Project Ukulele photo
Project Ukulele

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope join Project Ukulele


Kameo's Steve Burke, too
Feb 16
I need to take some deep breaths here. Former Rare developers are creating a spiritual successor to "those fondly remembered platforming adventures we built in the past," and they've brought on Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, an... read
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Ex-Rare 3D platformer

Could this be it? A true Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor?


From people who worked on BK, Donkey Kong Country, and Viva Piņata
Feb 10
We've been let down before, but I'm unable to contain my enthusiasm for Playtonic Games' Project Ukulele, a new platforming adventure from the people we want making this type of game. Formed by six former Rare staffers, the s... read
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Banjo-Kazooie

Oh hey, an excuse to talk about Banjo-Kazooie


Both games bundled on Xbox 360
Jul 09
Before 4J Studios became involved with the console versions of Minecraft, it ported Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie to Xbox Live Arcade -- rather well, I might add. If you haven't yet played them on Xbox 360, they're worth a re... read
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Banjo-Kazooie

That Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor 'fell to bits'


It just couldn't come together as a side project
Apr 21
Too good to be true, I worried, when first hearing about a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series that was to be made by former Rare staffers. "Mingy Jongo." Perhaps that name still rests in your memory. I had forgot... read
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Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

Guh-huh! Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is up for download


Happy 15th birthday, Banjo and Kazooie!
May 31
Ready to celebrate 15 years of the Bear and Bird? Blake Robinson's Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is ready for your Jiggies! We previewed select tracks from the album a few weeks back, and now the 30-song, 72-minute release is avail... read
Banjo-Kazooie Symphony photo
Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

Preview the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie Symphony


Blake Robinson's new orchestral tribute releases on May 31
May 16
Abridged soundtracks to Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie were recently released online for free, and Banjo composer Grant Kirkhope has been popping his head seemingly everywhere. Is it just me, or is the classic Rare platforming... read
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Castle of Illusion

Banjo-Kazooie composer is doing Castle of Illusion's OST


Grant Kirkhope lends his talents to the Genesis classic remake
May 02
The Bear meets The Mouse! Errr... sorta. Okay, not really. But wouldn't that be something? The Castle of Illusion HD remake will now be even more spectacular thanks to the knowledge that former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope is... read
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Banjo-Tooie

Even more Rare tunes: Banjo-Tooie soundtrack on Bandcamp


I love this trend
Apr 18
In case you missed it, composer Grant Kirkhope recently tossed the soundtrack to Banjo-Kazooie up on Bandcamp with the pleasant option to pay what you want for the tunes. The decision did not end in painful regret, it would s... read
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Banjo-Kazooie

Download this: Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack now on Bandcamp


Name your price
Apr 02
After Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope's recent appearance on Game Grumps, I've had the game on my mind and wanted to run through the Xbox Live Arcade re-release for old times' sake. Seemingly out of the b... read
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Make Banjo 3 happen

Ex-Rare composer reaffirms dream to make Banjo 3


Grant Kirkhope lays it all out on Game Grumps
Mar 31
I was away on a self-imposed hiatus this past week, thus I missed out on sharing this recently released Game Grumps guest starring Grant Kirkhope, composer for Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, th... read
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Screw beer pong, hand me that controller
Gamers are a diverse breed. From PC aficionados and console fanatics, to retro devotees and casual admirers, there is no one-size-fits-all model of videogame hobbyist. Though we possess many differences, like game preferences... read feature

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Love, hate, and everything inbetween
Not every hobby is created equally nor is every pastime equally respected. As a gaming enthusiast, videogames represent the epitome of entertainment in my eyes. They alone reign atop my personal pedestal of happiness, a speci... read feature

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brentalfloss wanted to join Banjo-Kazooie's sound team


Oct 05
brentalfloss loves Banjo-Kazooie, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. I mean, doesn't everybody? In his younger, flossier days, he wanted to be a part of Rare's BK team. Let him explain: I found some old compositions of ... read
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A spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie by ex-Rare, you say?


Sep 26
"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," reads Twitter account @MingyJongo. Why, that sounds too good to be true! And maybe it is -- ... read
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Games on Demand picks up Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


Jan 05
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was a weird one for me. I loved it as an outlet for creativity with familiar characters and it's got one thing I can always support, vibrant blue skies, but I'm still not over thinking about ho... read
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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts OST headed for retail, iTunes


Jun 29
When I think of my favorite videogame tunes from the N64 days, the sounds of the original Banjo-Kazooie often fill my head. I mean, at the mere mention of "Freezeezy Peak," I immediately hear the opening to that wor... read
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Latest screens and trailer for Banjo-Tooie XBLA excite


Apr 22
You know what today is, don't you? An average, boring Wednesday. But exactly one week from now? Why that's the day Banjo-Tooie comes out on Xbox LIVE Arcade, of course.At 1200 Microsoft Points, I can understand how some of yo... read
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T-minus two weeks until Banjo-Tooie hits Xbox LIVE Arcade


Apr 15
So, we already knew that the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Banjo-Tooie was coming this month, and that it would feature full "Stop 'N' Swop" support, but we didn't know the exact date ... and now we do. Mark your cale... read
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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' upcoming DLC detailed


Mar 31
The first premium downloadable content for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts has been priced, dated, and well, explained. L.O.G.'s Lost Challenges, as its called, will be up on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting on April 7 for 400... read
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Achievements for upcoming Nuts & Bolts DLC reveal all


Mar 24
Rare has been hinting at downloadable content for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for some time now, but it wasn't until today that we had any real idea of what the DLC would entail.Thanks to the add-on's Achievements being p... read
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A word from L.O.G. on Nuts & Bolts' forthcoming DLC


Mar 06
Saying that I weep nightly for the criminally unplayed Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a serious understatement. I mean, hell, the game was on sale for a mere $20 -- at that point, there are very few acceptable excuses for... read
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Banjo-Tooie XBLA port dated, Stop 'n' Swop to work as originally intended


Jan 27
I have got fantastic news to share with you, fellow Banjo-Kazooie die-hards -- the Xbox LIVE Arcade port of Banjo-Tooie was given a rough release date of April by Rare earlier this morning.My experience with the XBLA version ... read
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If you own a standard definition television and played through Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts without having a clue what was going on, Rare's got your back. Today an update for Nuts & Bolts went live that offers a &... read feature

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Take pictures of your sweet Nuts & Bolts vehicle, become a part of Banjo history


Dec 18
Got a killer ride in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts that doesn't infringe upon any copyrights? Why not take a few snapshots of your vehicle, upload them to the Showroom, and possibly have your likeliness appear in the game i... read
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Banjo goes to Paris in this absurd Nuts & Bolts promo video


Dec 04
[video]113585:819[/video]I'll say one thing for Rare: the studio can make some sensational promotional material. Following the awesome Believa Piñata movies, here's a video of Banjo taking a stroll through Paris to pro... read
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Rare is a developer that I desperately want to see flourish again. I know they have it in them to make great games, but these days, they always seem to get something wrong. When they announced that they were changing the new ... read feature

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Rare WILL fix Banjo-Kazooie text issues?


Nov 08
Earlier in the week we reported that there would be no fix coming for the barely legible text in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The text was so small that it rendered the game practically worthless for SDTV owners, and wasn... read






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