Project Ukulele: Spiritual Successor To RareWare Games Being Developed

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It looks like everyone got tired and afraid of the possible future of any kind of adventure game from now Xbox owned Rare. So the original developers decided to take matters into their own hands.​

Former core members of Rare have announced they are working on a new game. The team's new studio, Playtonic Games, plans to reveal details of its upcoming game "Project Ukulele" later this week.
Playtonic is aiming to turn its new project into a "worthy spiritual successor" to games team members helped build in the past, games like Donkey Kong,Banjo-Kazooie, and Viva Pinata.

The Playtonic team includes the programmer of Donkey Kong Country, the character designer behind both Banjo and Kazooie, and the artist "who made your console fit to burst with lavish environments" across several Rare games over the course of a decade.

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KICKSTARTER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer-rare-vival
 

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Some lizard thing, and something else behind him. At first I thought the creature in the back had a beak, but after I brightened the image, I saw it was the character in the fronts ear.
 

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The new Donkey Kong games are okay, but meh, they lack the oomph old Rare used to give them. Hopefully these guys "get it".
 

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I want to be hyped, but does anyone remember the last time "former key members" of a company (naughty dog) came together to make a game? We got Sonic Boom. Then again, this IS Rare we're talking about.
 

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Some lizard thing, and something else behind him. At first I thought the creature in the back had a beak, but after I brightened the image, I saw it was the character in the fronts ear.

Gave it a go myself and it's definitely a lizard of some kind. The second character is probably a bird, more than likely a parrot or macaw to fit with the tropical theme.

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I want to be hyped, but does anyone remember the last time "former key members" of a company (naughty dog) came together to make a game? We got Sonic Boom. Then again, this IS Rare we're talking about.
Indeed. Rare was awesome before Microshit Games derped them up hard. Microsoft has done way too much yo-yoing in quality over the years.
 
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WE WANT CONKER BAD FUR DAY / DINNOSAUR PLANET SEQUELS .

You will be greeted from all the fans around the world that saw masterpieces back in the SNES / N64 era
 

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Indeed. Rare was awesome before Microshit Games derped them up hard. Microsoft has done way too much yo-yoing in quality over the years.
That's the original rare though.

I have 900% more faith knowing the guys that left DUE to Microsoft being asshats, are creating the game.

I also hope they partner back up with Nintendo to do it, then maybe it can pave the way for them creating content for Nintendo again.
 

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Gave it a go myself and it's definitely a lizard of some kind. The second character is probably a bird, more than likely a parrot or macaw to fit with the tropical theme.

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Informative picture, thanks for making this. Makes it easier to show to my friends.
 

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Am I remembering wrong, or did A Hat in Time stop updating?

If so, at least Banjo fans are getting their spiritual successor one way or the other.
 

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Oh I would kill to get a new GOOD Banjo game... The Banjo (instrument) was pretty aparent in the Banjo games, what games had Ukulele music?
Then again, a SPIRITUAL successor often takes most elements of an old game and throws new characters, new environments etc. Maybe Ukulele is the lizard cousin of Banjo? :D hypehypehypehypehype :wub:
*starts praying to cthulhu* please be a Wii U title.
 

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Looks like the official page updated on 2nd of this month. No mention of it stopping, as far as I can see.


Well that's good. I could've sworn there was some shenanigans or drama, but I might just be thinking of another game.

When it comes to Kickstarted titles, Lord knows there's plenty of that to go around.
 

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