New Banjo-Kazooie shown at SXSW

Motion control for everyone, literally

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, though the studio is working on something, and this was an experience created just for the show by Audience Entertainment

At least we can eventually play the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie that is currently being developed by ex-Rare staff. Meanwhile, if you’re jonesing for other Rare characters you can look forward to playing as Conker in Project Spark, and fighting the Battletoads in Shovel Knight, both good uses of Rare properties and just what everyone has been hoping for, right?

You can check out the SXSW Gaming Awards replay here about 3 minutes in if you’d like to see the Banjo-Kazooie segment in full, though the audio has been muted by Twitch for copyright purposes. 

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Jed Whitaker