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ThriceCharming The Suce Is Loose from Texas Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Suce Is Loose
May 22nd 2017 at 9:55:12 PM

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.)

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ThriceCharming The Suce Is Loose from Texas Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Suce Is Loose
May 29th 2017 at 6:31:09 PM

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? tongue

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DingoWalley1 Make way K. Rool! The True Heroes are here!
Make way K. Rool! The True Heroes are here!
May 29th 2017 at 7:33:07 PM

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.)

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
May 29th 2017 at 7:53:38 PM

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?

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CrimsonZephyr Would that it were so simple. from Massachusetts Relationship Status: It's complicated
Would that it were so simple.
May 29th 2017 at 8:14:30 PM

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.

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
ThriceCharming The Suce Is Loose from Texas Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Suce Is Loose
May 29th 2017 at 8:23:40 PM

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.

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Dezmo WOAH
WOAH
May 29th 2017 at 9:27:56 PM

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

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Oct 15th 2018 at 5:22:17 AM

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.

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 11th 2019 at 9:39:53 AM

Smash number 73

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Pichu-kun ...
...
Jun 11th 2019 at 9:46:55 AM

Can the games be on Switch now? People have wanted them on Virtual Console for over a decade.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 12th 2019 at 1:50:22 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
32ndfreeze If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive from Australia Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive
Jun 12th 2019 at 3:22:13 AM

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.

"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jun 13th 2019 at 10:26:19 AM

The following is to be taken with a grain of salt.

Tread lightly.

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?

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BorneAgain Trope on a Rope from Last House on the Right
Trope on a Rope
Jun 13th 2019 at 11:00:18 AM

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.

Still waiting for a Legion of Losers movie...
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