Submitted by wiiuonly 667d ago | opinion piece

If Nintendo bought Rare...

There has been a rumor going around that Nintendo is interested in buying Rare back from Microsoft. While it is merely a rumor, Wii U Only thought it would be interesting to speculate on what could happen if Nintendo were to buy their former second-party developer back from Microsoft. (3DS, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye 007, Killer Instinct, Microsoft, Nintendo, Perfect Dark, Rare, Retro, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

AnimeAvenger  +   668d ago
Problem is if Nintendo bought Rare, they would own those IPs. But the key people of Rare who made those games great have all left. I don't want to see some of my favourite games die but I don't want to see them ruined. These IPs have to be given to the right people.
MikeMyers  +   667d ago
Most have left but I see no possibility of Nintendo buying Rare back.
na-no-nai  +   667d ago
Nintendo could buy them and hired talent developers and have them work at Rare. Well of course it won't be the same as the original Rareware that we all grew up with.
darthv72  +   667d ago
If Nintendo bought Rare....
they would be getting a shell of the former company responsible for those titles that made Rare what they were.

There is more to a company than just the name. I think even Square has gone through some shift changes to which the teams responsible for some of the classic FF games are no longer there.

Hell, not even SEGA are what they were in the glory days.
wastedcells  +   667d ago
Ya rare is nobody now. Why would they buy a problem. Plus retro is the new rare in a way and they just started. When retro delivers a new IP we will know for sure.
DivineAssault  +   668d ago
maybe killer instinct would still be alive
Knight_Crawler  +   668d ago
You really think Killer Instinct on the Wii would have been good -_-
omarzy  +   668d ago
Would have been better than the one that was never made for the 360.
Knight_Crawler  +   667d ago
@Omar - Thats the most silliest thing I have heard.

So you would rather them make crappy game and rape a good franchise, I would rather KI left alone than to play it with the Wiimote or Kinect.
omarzy  +   667d ago
It is only silly is you automatically assume it would have been crappy. They would not have been able to make it for kinect anyway. The moves in fighting games are inhuman movements. They would not even bother.
1upgamer99  +   667d ago
Killer instinct on Wii may not have looked quite as good on Wii, but one thing that Rare was known for (10 years ago not now) was what Retro is currently known for doing with Wii and that is utilizing and making the best with what you have, and making it work.
PopRocks359  +   667d ago
Nintendo should buy back the IPs that Rare owns. To heck with the developer itself; the geniuses behind many of the games we loved back in the day moved onto other studios.
BitbyDeath  +   667d ago
Rumour sounds too good to be true.
KMCROC  +   667d ago
Two Thing's Wrong with this Article

1) If MS did decide to sell Rare the price would be high as hell cause of the draw & profit that each ip can pull in if remade or given new life .

2) Why would MS sell some great IPs when they themselves can reinvent ,rejuvenate ,rebirth these IP with their new first party studios that they have opened. So as to generate tons of cash from retail or Digital sales, shit they can even offer them as games to be played on the Xbox Live on there Surface slates. Only a Fool,Moron would throw away such an opportunity to make profit & generate revenue. They should keep them & use them as they see fit to generate profit.
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1upgamer99  +   667d ago
Rare since its days with Nintendo, has not made nearly the amount of true quality games, and please note I said nearly, of games as when they were with Nintendo. Since most of the developing staff who were behind the great games that Rare once developed are gone anyway, well, simply put so is the genius. Sure Rare has put out some great games on Xbox, but compare GREAT Xbox titles to GREAT Nintendo Titles...Nintendo/Rare would win hands down. The fact of the matter is, when Nintendo has a developer like Rare, they hold their hand throughout development. Even if its a Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, They know what will and will not work in a game and help the Developers run with it. I am sorry if you disagree when you read this, but its true. Now Microsoft can have Rare....Retro Studios is now to Nintendo what Rare was then.
KMCROC  +   667d ago
I do not deny the fact that Rare at one time was a great developer of good game early on in their existence or that they even tried to do so under new ownership. but my comment was how certain people believe that a Corporation like MS & it gaming divisions will give up an opportunity to make cash off the IPs that were obtain Thur the buying of Rare. ( out of bubbles PM me u reply.)
herbs  +   667d ago
Cobra Triangle Wii U !!!
Theyellowflash30  +   667d ago
Retro should do Killer Instinct.
Broburger  +   667d ago
Namco should do Killer Instinct
Theyellowflash30  +   667d ago
Somebody should do Killer Instinct! LOL
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   667d ago
Actually they can't rare owned the rights for KI
RmanX1000  +   667d ago
All would be right with the world.
hotrider12  +   667d ago
was pumped about nintendo buying rare til reading comments MS own RARE. but im sure RETRO will provide good classic games. maybe a re-born SNES in the wii-U

amything is possible.
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   667d ago
Even though rare is not what it used to be I still like to see Nintendo buy rare back to play a hd remake of goldeneye would be awesome
azshorty2003  +   667d ago
Too little too late. The people behind the great N64 games have long since gone.

A more interesting article would've been "what if Nintendo HAD bought Rare"
Kamikaze  +   667d ago
yes hell yeah they should buy rare back heck they should buy rare back just for banjo........think about banjo...on smash bros........
firefly69  +   667d ago
PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
stragomccloud  +   667d ago
All of the real talent is already gone though....
Ck1x  +   667d ago
Rare is just a shell of the company that Nintendo once had now... I think Retro is the new Rare in the Nintendo camp!

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