Rare confirms interest in 3DS, but not really... maybe

What would you do-o-o for a Klondike bar? Not much? How about for a Banjo-Kazooie game for 3DS? Before you go bike-jumping over the Grand Canyon, sit back, for now. Development studio Rare has teased on its blog that a Banjo game is on its way to the 3D Nintendo handheld.

In a Q&A section on the blog, Rare employee "Leigh" answered a question about the company's support for 3DS. In her post, she writes, "Banjo-3DSie confirmed!"

But before you go all bonkers, she follows that sentence immediately by saying, "Although by confirmed I do mean 100% utterly speculative."

Such a tease. Seriously. Although, obviously that message implies some sort of intent to work with Nintendo for its next handheld system. As Leigh points out, "We haven’t done much in the handheld 'space'... could we dip our toes in again at some point? Possibly. 3DS? Not for me to say. Bandai WonderSwan? No."

Well, we were sort of still hoping for a Rare game on the WonderSwan. But if it puts something out on the 3DS, that'll be good enough.

[Source: Rare Blog]

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  • QWERTYCommander - November 4, 2010 7:46 a.m.

    Maybe they could release the games they were planning for Gamecube before they were bought by MS (Like Donkey Kong Racing, and Conker's Other Bad Day)
  • MightyMorphinPoltergeist - November 4, 2010 7:30 a.m.

    Wait wait Rare now wants to make a game for Nintendo when Nintendo was the one that refused to allow them the release of a Rare made HD version of the original Goldeneye because they didn't want to work with the gaijin Microsoft? F Nintendo, seriously Rare. You guys need to get busy remaking your back catalog. Blast Corps anyone?
  • WillisTron - November 4, 2010 3:28 a.m.

    I thought Rare was still owned by Micro$oft?
  • Syncmaster - November 4, 2010 2:50 a.m.

    when I look at that banjo screen I think: maaan, thats awesome, why I stoped playing it? Then, after I remember that to get anywhere I had to build freaking cars, I say: oh.. fuck it.
  • n00b - November 4, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    you know rare is sitting on a gold mine of unused past franchises. they probably will never get back to them
  • Fuzunga - November 3, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    PLEASE don't make it a remake! I'm still not entirely sure how it is that Rare can develop for handheld consoles with then being owned by MS.
  • Crimmy - November 3, 2010 11:34 p.m.

    A Banjo 3DS game? Definite buy. C'mon Rare, it'd be awesome.
  • ACGUY - November 3, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    HELL YEAH! Rare and Nintendo learned to get along and out of this video game company make up sex will be a new awesome Banjo Kazooie game that will be good and not suck. (Looks at copy of Nuts and Bolts) Why couldn't I get something actually good for my birthday?
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 3, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    The headline made me shit my pants with excitement but once i read the whole thing I shat my pants with rage realizing it was a strip tease...
  • thedonut - November 3, 2010 8:40 p.m.

    Rare and Nintendo are meant for each other, tbh.
  • ninjastovall0 - November 3, 2010 7:36 p.m.

    it wouldnt bother me if they didnt, frankly ill go bankrupt from the amount games already annouced, i dont have time for what ifs unless its ssb
  • Nap1400 - November 3, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    Okay, really? When you say "confirmed," you need to be absolutely sure you'll do it. Following it up with "Speculative" is one of the most contradictory things you can do. Anyway, I haven't really tried any Rare games besides a couple of the kart racing games, so I MAY want to try this.
  • Triplzer0 - November 3, 2010 7:13 p.m.

    I think Diddy Kong Racing on the 3DS would be awesome. My brothers have my N64 so I'd love a chance to get in on some portable, 3D, DK racing action. Wow that was a lot of descriptors.
  • CharlieFerret - November 3, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    DONKEY Kong racing, huh?

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