Former RARE employees have formed MingyJongo and have plans on making a new game (different characters) in the same vein as Banjo-Tooie.
Banjo-Tooie is a platform and action-adventure game published by Rare in 2000 for the Nintendo 64.
They posted the following on their twitter @MingyJongo
Let’s make the spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie! Core members of the original team are ready to go. All we need is your support. So join us today!
This was followed by another post suggesting the use of KickStarter highlighting Obisidian Entertainments efforts in raising funds not to long ago. Obsidian's new RPG Project Eternity
was funded on Kickstarter in just three days.
Is this signs of a crowd-sourcing venture in the works?
Music composer Grant Kirkhope is an example of one of many former Rare employees on board, all they need now is some money.
Great news! @grantkirkhope & @klungo, two of the original Banjo team are on board + me = 3 washed up devs with a mission!
The another tweet posted suggests that unity may be used as a starting point.
#unity will probably be perfect for our spiritual successor. I'm thinking keeping level of detail and googly eyes close to the original ...
This would be welcomed news for Nintendo Wii U fans especially with the unity engine partnership with Nintendo
Tide you over here are some devs having fun with the unity engine using Banjo assets.
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Check this out! #banjokazooie in Unity, kind of. Looks a bit like the original when it moved away from
Are you excited by their excitement of making a game similar to Banjo-Tooie or would you prefer to see MS/Rare get on with making a number 3?