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Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack Gets Double Vinyl Treatment
on August 04, 2015 at 01:50 PM
Seventeen years after the iconic Rare platformer first debuted on Nintendo 64, the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack is getting the limited edition record treatment courtesy of iam8bit. The two-LP collection of music composed by Grant Kirkhope is being pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Toronto-based artist Jacub Gagnon...
Playtonic Games Shows Its Banjo-Kazooie Successor's First Fully Animated Character
on April 14, 2015 at 09:52 AM
Playtonic Games has been offering small teases for its Banjo-Kazooie successor, code named Project Ukelele, and the latest shows a fully animated character. It's not the game's main character, who we've only presumably seen hidden in some of the game's first pieces of art . Instead, it's...
Playtonic Games Clarifies Intentions To Collaborate With Rare On Project Ukelele
on March 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM
In a recent interview with The Guardian , Playtonic Games' Gavin Price spoke of a hopeful collaboration with former employer Rare, and wanted to offer some more details and clarity on exactly what he meant. If you're unfamiliar with Playtonic Games and Project Ukelele, it's a recently formed...
Reader Discussion: What Should Microsoft Do With Banjo-Kazooie?
on March 15, 2015 at 03:04 PM
This weekend saw two pieces of Banjo-Kazooie-related news, which prompts the discussion: What should Microsoft be doing with the bear and bird? Playtonic Games, a studio made of folks who worked on Banjo-Kazooie, offered some more details on Project Ukelele – a self-professed spiritual successor...
Interactive Banjo-Kazooie Experience Opens The SXSW Game Awards
on March 15, 2015 at 01:49 AM
This year, the SXSW Video Game Awards opened with an interactive Banjo-Kazooie experience. It wasn't built by Rare, and it's unclear if it will ever be an actual video game available to consumers, but it was interactive and it featured never-before-seen Banjo-Kazooie "gameplay" that...
Fans Find Hidden Characters In Playtonic's Project Ukelele Art
on March 14, 2015 at 02:33 PM
Earlier today , Playtonic Games (made of former Rare developers) offered some new details about its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, and it hid some extra clues in the art. Two piece of work in progress art were shown during Playtonic's presentation at EGX Rezzed, and then subsequently released...
Former Rare Developers' Playtonic Games Show More Of Project Ukelele
on March 14, 2015 at 12:07 PM
Playtonic Games, a recently formed team of former Rare developers, is still being vague about its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, but there are new images, and a Kickstarter is planned. As part of its presentation at EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showcased its design philosophy for what the still codenamed...
Former Rare Developers' Playtonic Games To Unveil Project Ukelele Next Month
on February 28, 2015 at 03:06 PM
Playtonic Games, which is comprised of former Rare developers, will reveal its project next month at the EGX Rezzed event. Playtonic Games revealed itself as a studio earlier this month , but didn't detail much about the project it is working on other than its code name, Project Ukelele. Next month...
Former Rare Developers Form Playtonic Games, Announce Project Ukulele
on February 10, 2015 at 07:26 PM
A programmer on Donkey Kong Country, a character designer on Banjo-Kazooie, and other former Rare members have formed new studio. The studio is called Playtonic Games, and though the new studio has a website , there isn't much else to report on just yet. There is the teaser image you see above with...
Banjo-Kazooie Composer Creating Music For Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD
on April 27, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Grant Kirkhope, best known for his work on Rare titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Goldeneye, is creating the music for the upcoming Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD remake . Apparently he's pretty far along, too. Yesterday Kirkhope tweeted that he was finishing his final piece...
Banjo-Kazooie Composer Wishes For New Banjo-Kazooie On Wii U
on March 30, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Grant Kirkhope, composer for Banjo-Kazooie and dozens of other Rare games, recently appeared on the web show Game Grumps, where he professed his hope for a new Banjo Kazooie game. You can check out the episode here , which contains many interesting tidbits about the complicated sound design of Banjo...
Eurogamer Details The Troubled Marriage Of Microsoft And Rare
on February 09, 2012 at 08:26 PM
In a new article, writer Simon Parkin examines the history of Microsoft's acquisition of Rare, and ponders the decline of the studio. It's a well-researched article, entitled "Who Killed Rare?" It's peppered with quotes from insiders like former Rare programmer Martin Hollis, who...
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