New Banjo Kazooie Reveal is Teased for Next Edge Magazine

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It seems like we’re going to get a new Banjo Kazooie reveal next month.

Grant Kirkhope, composer on the original games, confirmed the news over on his personal Twitter:

“Ok, I think next month’s Edge should have something interesting for all you Banjo Kazooie fans, that’s all I can say!”

However, once fans started clamoring and probably making his Twitter feed explode, he backpedaled a bit:

“oh dear …. I knew this would get out of hand! It isn’t a BK game ……”

So what could it be? An HD re-release? Did Kirkhope say too much?

It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft studios creative director Ken Lobb said that Microsoft “has plans” for older series like Banjo Kazooie.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. handsomejack47
    January 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm


  2. Dale Frewaldt
    Dale Frewaldt
    January 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I don’t even know if I’d care for a new game in the franchise, but an HD remake of the original(s) would justify owning my Xbone.

  3. Siveon
    January 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Unless it’s Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask 3D good, no HD collection should justify purchasing a 400 console.nnIMO, anyway.

  4. Siveon
    January 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    It’s probably just stuff for that lame project spark thing. Just like they did with Conker.

  5. Dale Frewaldt
    Dale Frewaldt
    January 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    If you can find one exception, there’s no reason why someone else’s exception can’t be just as valid.

  6. BeholdMyPower
    January 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    u201coh dear u2026. I knew this would get out of hand! It isnu2019t a BK game u2026u2026u201dnnI’ve killed men for less.

  7. Siveon
    January 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I’m talking about about the quality of the port. Unless they completely redo all the 3D models (like Ocarina of Time 3D did), then it’s not or at the very least shouldn’t be worth it.

  8. 33
    January 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This reminds me of the time Squeenix teased The World Ends With You fans and it was just a soundtrack and an iOS port. I think a port would be appreciated though – there’s plenty of children who would enjoy it. It holds up very well. I wonder if Microsoft can do that – I don’t know.

  9. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Nobody of old Rare is left at it. Them announcing a new game would mean absolutely nothing. It’d be like Activision announcing a new Crash game, some might get fooled into buying it but deep down we all know that train has leftnAnd then dropped off a cliffnInto a volcanonFilled with acid.

  10. Random45
    January 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    How did he THINK people would react when he said something like that?

  11. NuclearCherries
    January 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Grant is sending all the Banjo fans on a ruse cruise. He wouldn’t know. I don’t think he works at Rare anymore, since Rare is basically a shambling corpse.nnJust let it go.

  12. Misogynerd
    January 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Well the new KI wasn’t made with much of the original staff and it’s considered to be average-pretty great. Still it’s most likely a re-release or maybe a spin-off thing.

  13. Josh
    January 23, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    If it’s a volcano already filled with lava, how would acid make it worse? Your comment makes no logical sense.nnnRare still has lots of original key staff, like Robin Beanland and Gregg Mayles to name a couple. But this is aside from the point. It doesn’t matter WHO programs the game, all that matters is that it gets made. Rare has had hundreds of different staff members come and go ever since they were making games for the N64, so if this makes you believe that they cannot possibly make a good game as a result then all those other games they made must be retroactively terrible as well.

  14. Thanatos2k
    January 24, 2015 at 12:01 am

    It’s not a game? Then what the hell did you open your mouth for?nnnAnd so what? All relevant team members left Rare long ago. You’d just be slapping the name on like you did with Nuts and Bolts.

  15. Zombie_Barioth
    January 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Not sure if he does either since Nuts n’ Bolts. Could be they hired him just to do the music for whatever they have in store, doing so is a no-brainer.

  16. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 24, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Well KI was mainly made by Double Helix who already had experience from bringing one of the best fighters of all time (3rd Strike) to the 360/ PS3. Now that Iron Galaxy has taken over things seem was less enthusiastic about KI. It’s still not a bad game but it didn’t quite live up to the bar season 1 set.

  17. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 24, 2015 at 6:40 am

    You’re trying to look for logical sense in an obvious hyperbole. Might I ask why?nnnOf course it matters who the game is made by. That’d be like saying “I want a new Led Zeppelin album, no matter who puts it out.”nAnd no they didn’t jump around much back in the 90s. Pretty much any jump n run was directed by Gregg Mayles and both critically acclaimed FPS by Martin Hollis. Ever since the Stampers left Rare in 2007 the company is basically on life support pumping out nothing but mediocrity that’s unrecognisable as Rare products.

  18. Josh
    January 24, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Whether it’s hyperbole or not doesn’t make it any less a stupid comment. Hyperbole typically makes sense, yours didn’t.nnnYou say they didn’t jump around that much yet your comment demonstrates otherwise. Martin Hollis left Rare in 1998. Gregg Mayles was the lead designer on Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts. Rare has made several good games during their tenure at Microsoft, such as the Viva Pinata series, Kameo and BK N&B which is a great game no matter what nostalgia-deluded manchildren say to the contrary. They obviously have competent people working for them. Your Led Zeppelin comparison also makes absolutely no logical sense, as game software is not like a band’s music, it doesn’t depend on the celebrity of its creators to stay relevant; it is entirely about the experience it provides. Overall though, I hope they just ignore people like you and make Nuts & Bolts 2 or something, because it’s absolutely impossible to please you stupid fanboys and you’ll be crying about what they do no matter what it is. Therefore I’d rather just have a true sequel to the last game in the series than see them try to pander to nostalgia-deluded crybabies and still not win any favors with that crowd. I don’t care who owns Rare, or who’s on the programming staff, I just want a fun game. That’s all that matters and if you believe otherwise you’re just an idiot who’s into games for the image they portray rather than the actual enjoyment they give.

  19. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    My aren’t we a needlessly hostile and agitated one? I don’t see any point talking to you since you’re not interested in a discussion, but feel free to draw more pointless anger from this. You seem to like having negative emotions.

  20. Josh
    January 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Whatever. That just proves to me that you have nothing worthwhile to say. Keep crying and stewing in your N64 nostalgia, in thea meantime I’ll happily be enjoying the wonderful games Rare puts out next.

  21. Josh
    January 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Also, Double Helix did NOT port 3rd Strike to the 360/PS3. That was Iron Galaxy, who have taken over KI’s development as of Season 2. Double Helix does not work on it anymore. Learn your facts before you talk.