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Gregg Mayles made a suspicious tweet today.
While we wait for further developments, let's discuss the Banjo series, from Kazooie and Tooie to Nuts & Bolts and Grunty's Revenge.
(Incidentally, I made a page for Grunty's Revenge a long time ago. Y'all are welcome to contribute.)
Sorry to bump this, but I really think it merits discussion. Gregg Mayles is teasing a new Banjo game on Twitter! Isn't that exciting to anyone else?
It's exciting to me! Banjo Tooie is my favorite game of all time! If they really are making an honest too goodness Banjo-Threeie, I will try to get it, no questions asked (preferably on PC, because I don't have an XBone.)
Hmm, looking at Gregg's Twitter feed has shown that he's been making some peculiar tweets as of late...
And already it's getting fellows like B-K composer Grant Kirkhope reacting with some degree of (playful?) immaturity...
There's also the fact that E3's in a few weeks from now.
Well, if it really is a new Banjo-Kazooie game, I wouldn't be surprised if it was in response to Yooka-Laylee. As if to say, "oh, so you think you can replicate B-K's success with a chameleon and a bat?! Bah! Watch how the real professionals do it!"
But Rare's not that petty...are they?
I mean, real question, how's Yooka-Laylee working out for everyone?
Yooka-Laylee had a pretty decent reception. Some quibbles regarding gameplay, but otherwise, seems have done all right.
Real talk, though, does Rare have much of the original B-K team left? I thought they've been leaving in droves over the past fifteen years.
A handful of them are still around, including Leigh Loveday and Kevin Bayliss (I think).
I don't have anything that can reliably run Yooka-Laylee, so no comment on that front. It's a real kick in the nuts, since I backed the game and asked for the Wii U version. I guess I'll wait until it comes out on Switch, the upside being that that'll probably be the most polished version.
Man, if this does lead to a new Banjo-Kazooie, I'll be so hyped.
As for Yooka Laylee, it was a pretty decent game. There are sections that are...not great (How did ex-Rare developers mess up mine-cart sections? HOW?), but overall, I enjoyed it. There's definite room for improvement though(the mini-games, the bosses,the loose controls, the razza-frazzin' minecarts!).
edited 29th May '17 9:30:04 PM by Dezmo
Okay, so E3 came and went and there was no Banjo. (On the upside, there was Battletoads.)
BUT! Word is getting out that Microsoft is bringing back its X0 event this November in Mexico City as X018, and there’s been some recently discovered damning evidence that a new Banjo might be announced there.
Exquisite Gaming teases Banjo backpack controller holder.
A brand extension agency added Banjo-Kazooie to its list of clients sometime between February and now.
Rumor: a ResetERA admin teases a possible Smash announcement.
Smash number 73
Can the games be on Switch now? People have wanted them on Virtual Console for over a decade.
I could dig portable Banjo.
I own both on N64 and could always get the Xbox 360 version if I wanted it a bit shinier, but they're fun games to replay.
Especially Kazooie, which only takes 6~ hours to 100% if you've played though it a couple of times.
The following is to be taken with a grain of salt.
Amazon Germany has a listing for a Banjo-Kazooie thing for the Switch.
Before anyone gets excited, it could easily just be an Amiibo for the two. Or it could be a re-release or remake of the first 2 games and not a brand spanking new entry.
Then again, were they any clues that Cuphead was headed for Switch before this year?
I wonder if there's an issue of having the old X-Box 360 games on Rare Replay for a Switch version so a re-release of Kazooie and Tooie is just easier, or if one side just isn't interested in having anything but the Banjo games for a port.
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