Spiritual Successor to Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country to be Unveiled Soon

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Back in January, Grant Kirkhope, the composer for Banjo-Kazooie, tweeted two intriguing sentences:

“Ok, I think next month’s Edge should have something interesting for all you Banjo Kazooie fans, that’s all I can say!” and “please remember that I said I know absolutely zero about anything to do with any future Banjo Kazooie thing ….. absolutely zero” (sic)

Today, Playtonic Games announced that their first project ever will appear in the next issue of Edge magazine, which magazine will be out on February 12.

This is how the above events relate:

Playtonic Games, according to their official website, are “a sextet of artists, programmers and designers—sort of like The Pussycat Dolls with computer science degress—[who] were all once core members of famous UK studio Rare, [which] helmed franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country and Viva Piñata.

Their website further informs us that they are currently working on a game, code-named “Project Ukulele”, which they hope will be “a worthy spiritual successor to those fondly remembered platforming adventures we built in the past.”

We’ll have more news about this on February 12.

Who’s excited?

Dimi Gronnings


With over ten years' experience as an editor, Dimi is Niche Gamer's Managing Editor. He has indefinitely put a legal career on hold in favor of a life of video games: priorities.