[UPDATE: it’s not what everyone had hoped.]
We’ve learned (via IGN) that Conker is finally making a real comeback.
Announced today, a new game dubbed simply Conker’s Big Reunion is coming to Project Spark on Xbox One. The game is a new episodic adventure series, and it’s supposed to tell the story of a washed up Conker who is trying to get his act together and get to a reunion with his friends at the iconic Cock and Plucker.
Project Spark developer Team Dakota worked alongside the original Conker developer Rare to craft this experience, and Conker’s original voice actor, Chris Seavor, is reprising his role as the titular squirrel.
“Rare gave us all the original assets we’ve needed, including the original music,” said Conker’s Big Reunion creative director Henry Sterchi in a press statement. “Pretty much everything from tone, to scenarios, to music, etc. Rare has given feedback and help all along the way, it’s been tremendous. They really care immensely about the characters and giving them to the fans to create with.”
The entire Conker pack for Project Spark is coming with roughly 300 Conker assets, which run the gamut of terrain materials, props, effects and remastered audio and music.
Both the first episode of Conker’s Big Reunion and the create assets will launch individually and as a bundle on the Project Spark marketplace on April 23rd.