Recently when asked about whether a 3DS port of Banjo-Kazooie might be possible, Rare responded that “anything’s possible, even if it’s not very likely.” Today, former Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope’s saying that the old Rare crowd should get back together, secure the rights to Banjo, and make the Banjo-Threeie game the world has been waiting for… on Wii U.
Unfortunately, it’s a pretty impossible dream, as I seriously doubt Microsoft would let go of an IP to let Nintendo take it back over, even if they believe 3D platformers are a dead genre. But it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?
I keep wishing that all the ex-Rare staffers would just get together and form a company, and go to Nintendo and say ‘give us the money. We’ll make you Banjo 3 for the Wii U’ or whatever…Just make Banjo 3 like it should have been made back then and it would be great, and it would be great on Wii U, and all the ex-Rare guys would be together again all happy and kissing each other… I just keep thinking we should just give it a try.
The former Rare was known for producing some of the highest-quality games in the world. I’d love to see them get a chance to reclaim that lost status – even if it’s not under the company name that brought them to fame.