Welcome to Rarevive; a place to celebrate the video game studio RARE.
Minimalist Video Game Art #20 Banjo Kazooie
Bear, Bird, Witch, and the Wardrobe.
(via effyeahbanjokazooie)Colorlust Designs
So I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I’d really like some entries posted for next month to be “Reinvention”. Of course, what does this mean for the artist?
Basically, all you have to is take a character, place, whatever that was originally visioned by RARE and put your own little twist on it. I was a bit inspired by some revisions done by http://duckmuffin.deviantart.com.
So I visited the RarewareCentral forums to get word of a recent topic concerning the latest Mini-scribes…
“From recent Mini-Scribes:
Q: Dear Rare,
I know, I know, it’s COMPLETELY WEIRD that one of the fans for your older game series would write you, but where is the future headed for them? Banjo and Kazooie, Conker, even the generic characters from Diddy Kong Racing. Will they fade into obscurity? You can always throw them to Retro Studios. Just an idea.
Rare: SO WEIRD. Nothing’s ruled out, Taylor (assuming it is you and not 18th century author Jonathan Swift) – we’re not making a stand against 27 years of Rare heritage. We’ve devoted time to Kinect Sports as it’s been our greatest success in years, and several million people are playing the heck out of those games just as you did with Banjo and Conker. Doesn’t mean we’ll never do anything else ever again. There’s love for every franchise both within and beyond Rare, but it’s all about opportunities and when to jump on them. The games marketplace is a vast, gnashing beast and nothing’s ever guaranteed (apart from melodrama).”
To quote Guitar on this matter: “I know two things: One. They finally tell us upfront that they focus on Kinect pretty much for the money. Two: They’ve told us that the other franchises are not dead.
So I guess that’s okay.”
Eh. I’m okay with this, too. =v=
Just thought I’d throw this out right away to everyone.
One can only hope…!
(Source: biguptoronto)PLANET X
These are beautiful, imaginative revisions of the baddies seen in Banjo Kazooie. I just adore revisions!Eff Yeah Banjo Kazooie!
Original article here.
Finally, an unofficial confirmation of what we knew all along.
According to IGN Cube, “Sources close to Rare finally confirm that the company’s 3D Zelda killer is a GameCube launch title.” The article goes on to say that the Dino Planet team has been working on the conversion since November 2000. That’s plenty of time to get it done for the American launch.
We’ve heard a lot of reasonable speculation on this matter in the past, but until now, it hasn’t been confirmed by any sources. I’m really looking forward to this title. The game wouldn’t have gotten the attention it deserves if it remained on the N64 (by the masses and by Rare graphic artists). When Rare creates games based on Nintendo’s tried and true formulas, the result is always a work of art. Every screen shot and music clip I’ve found on this game just screams atmosphere. With the power of the GameCube, things can only get better from here.
So yeah, Dinosaur Planet was apparently changed to a Gamecube title a while before the whole thing with Miyamoto happened.
Okay, it is reasonable to believe why they made the switch. The Gamecube does have more processing power (I’ve read that in E3 presentations, the game did suffer from framerate issues due to the N64 hardware), and while the Dinosaur Planet may have been a cult hit on the N64 much like Conker, the game would’ve fared better popularity on the Gamecube.
Shame the whole Star Fox thing happened.
“The whole thing with Miyamoto happened.” Can you please expand on that?Heck Yeah, Dinosaur Planet!