Rumor: Nintendo wants to own Banjo and Kazooie again

#1kinglink13Posted 7/19/2012 5:19:00 PM(edited)
http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/comments/rumor-nintendo-attempting-to-negotiate-its-way-into-ownership-of-banjo-and

"RARE, oh how we remember you fondly. We remember the days of Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Conkerís Bad Fur Day, and naturally the original Banjo and Kazooie. I remember even after being bought by Microsoft how you still had one last trick up your sleeve known as Viva Pinata, an extremely under-appreciated gem from last generation. Now you are a shadow of your former self making silly casual Kinect games that no one is buying. Banjo and Kazooie has always been viewed a very Nintendo like franchise, one which died with Nutz and Bolts. Nintendo, according to this anonymous tipster, is looking to correct the great disservice in the killing off of this once beloved franchise.

According to the tipster, Nintendo is in direct negotiations with Microsoft to buy RARE, though the purpose of buying them seems to be all based around getting the rights to Banjo and Kazooie. Of course, we canít forget the other key franchises Nintendo gets with the acquisition. Conkerís Bad Fur Day may have been shunned by Nintendo, but a sequel to that game should be embraced by the Nintendo brass if they want the Wii U to really be for everyone. Of course, this rumor doesnít stop there - it goes as far as to suggest that Retro Studios is actually deep into development on a Banjo and Kazooie title, and that the talks with Microsoft have been ongoing for some time.

Every fiber of my body wants this rumor to come true, but I know better. You might as well take this rumor with 3 giant semi-trucks of salt because if I was a betting man (and I am), I would throw my life savings in the corner of falsehood here. But we can dream canít we? RARE and Nintendo back together? Banjo and Kazooie back where they belong (and likely in a Smash game to boot?). For once can one of these anonymous tips be right? Doubtful, but God willing we will get our way."

MEGATON IF TRUE :D
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#2KarsticlesPosted 7/19/2012 4:59:17 PM
What a huge waste of money. Nintendo could be buying studios that actually make good games, or a good IP.
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#3Prince ShondronaiPosted 7/19/2012 5:00:28 PM
I thought Nuts & Bolts was great. Not as great as a traditional platformer would have been, but still lots of fun.

If Nintendo gets their hands on the franchise though, I'd love to see what they cook up with it, not to mention Banjo and the gang appearing in Smash Brothers.
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#4GoombacrusherPosted 7/19/2012 5:01:18 PM
Yes! There's hope for another real Banjo game!
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#5kinglink13(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2012 5:02:35 PM
Karsticles posted...
What a huge waste of money. Nintendo could be buying studios that actually make good games, or a good IP.


Not a waste of money for a long time Banjo Kazooie fan, I loved the first two and at E3 2013 or some other time Nintendo announces Banjo Threere than I will love them forever.
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#6CloudStrife630Posted 7/19/2012 5:03:03 PM
I think I'm going to cry, seriously.
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#7BSerenityPosted 7/19/2012 5:05:05 PM
Even tho it is just a rumor this would be fantastic if true! Even more fantastic if Nintendo gets Rare back!!
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#8FenderMasterPosted 7/19/2012 5:07:49 PM
that's not Nintendo's style, they'd never (re)buy a studio just to obtain an IP
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#9MegagunstarmanPosted 7/19/2012 5:08:31 PM
I agree with Karsticles. Rare is a garbage studio nowadays and the IPs don't really have much value.

If they did buy Rare, they would have to fire everyone at the studio.
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#10BSerenityPosted 7/19/2012 5:10:43 PM
FenderMaster posted...
that's not Nintendo's style, they'd never (re)buy a studio just to obtain an IP


I bet Nintendo actually has much bigger plans than just to get the IP.
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