Submitted by jtorry 2443d ago | news

No Rare IP is dead suggests developer

Speaking to VideoGamer.com at Develop last week, Rare senior software engineer Nick Burton, an employee at Rare for over 10 years, has revealed that when talking about the studios' owned intellectual property "there's a good chance of seeing any of it again".

"You might see Killer Instinct, you might see Battletoads. Or as I said the other month Killer Instinct meets Battletoads in the GoldenEye universe!" joked Burton.

The titles the Microsoft owned studio is currently working on is something that's constantly debated on internet forums, and speculation isn't helped by Rare's constant teasing. Do you remember the Rare 2007 Christmas card that hinted at a new Killer Instinct? Burton was all too happy to reveal the story behind the card.

"You'll probably have to rephrase this, we're just fu!$ing with you!" he joked. "Have you not noticed a theme in our Christmas cards? We do it every year! It's just sometimes people don't notice it because it's that subtle.

"Ryan (Stevenson, senior concept artist), when he was doing it said, oh I'm putting Killer Instinct in that, I am. The conversation was, put Battletoads in as well! Or Snake Rattle and Roll, come on do it! We have a reputation for teasing. Sometimes we do it for good reasons and other times it upsets people. We're English, we're allowed to!"

Burton wouldn't be drawn on confirming the existence of a new Killer Instinct title, but say that "you could pick anything in our back catalogue and then turn it into something new". (Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Culture, Dev, Industry, Jetpac Refuelled, Kameo: Elements of Power, Killer Instinct 3, Perfect Dark Zero, Perfect Dark Zero 2, Viva Pinata, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, Xbox 360)

ape007  +   2443d ago
rare now is not even a shadow of its former self

even Nick Burton knows that

just compare pd64 to pdz and you'll see what am talking about
Viktor E  +   2443d ago
Seeing as how they're all Flops
Zerodin  +   2443d ago
You're so gay.
really really really gay.
CouchKing0  +   2443d ago
Zerodin you're so stupid.

really, really, really stupid.

ravinshield  +   2443d ago
couchking0 you're so ugly
really, really, really, ugly.

Chris Hansen  +   2443d ago
How does a company go from making legends like Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, and GoldenEye to Viva Pinata and Kameo?
PirateThom  +   2443d ago
You know the answer, I know the answer, everyone knows the answer.

All the talent left when Microsoft acquired them.

I look forward to Rare games now with cautious optimism.
Xi  +   2443d ago
How can a developer go
from making metal gear, to making metal gear solid 4?

If you're trying to insult rare, then go play viva pinata and kameo first.
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NowGen  +   2443d ago
how does a company go from making classics such as mario and zelda start to make the shovel ware of wii sports, wii fit and wii music! goes both ways.
ape007  +   2442d ago
not only ki,ge or dkc

blast corps,ki64 ge007,banjo kazooi,jet force jimini,dk64,banjo tooie,conker:bad fur day,perfect dark 64,

and don't forget donkey kong country 2:diddy kong quest,it's the best dk game ever

it's a fact that the company went downhill after star fox adventures(the game wasen't that much)

but fanboys can't understand that cause they'r blinded

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Prismo_Fillusion  +   2443d ago
Did...he just say Battletoads?
OOG  +   2443d ago
DA_SHREDDER  +   2443d ago
Shut up and just make another Conker game Rare. You idiots.
Zerodin  +   2443d ago
They are.
They are. And it will be glorious, and foul mouthed, and squirrely!
DA_SHREDDER  +   2443d ago
I hope so
I miss the sh*t out of that furry f*ck.
Daver  +   2443d ago
Killer Instinct!!! make it!!
juuken  +   2443d ago
Killer Instinct 3 dammit.
Make it happen Rare. That was one of the best fighting games I have ever played.
PimpDaddy  +   2443d ago
Gotta Agree with you there juuken
Killer Instinct was sick. Ultra Combo's and Combo Breakers. We had the arcade game inside a comic book shop. The crowds it got were bigger than any of the Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat arcade games had generated at this local shop before where I grew up.

It was site to behold. Kids, teenagers, and young adults all watching and waiting thier turn.
juuken  +   2443d ago
I had the SNES and gameboy version.

I still remember some of the characters-TJ. Combo, Orchid, Sabrewolf, Spinal, Chief Thunder, Jago, Cinder, Glacius...and from that list I loved Orchid, Thunder, Jago, Spinal, Cinder, and Glacius.

I beat that game so many times on my Gameboy. I used to kick my brother's ass with Jago...^^;
PimpDaddy  +   2443d ago
I hear ya
Jago was my favorite. But it was because he had moves that were comparable to Ryu/Ken.

I also liked Orchid because her combos, combo breakers, and Ultra Combo were easy for me.

The arcade version was the shiznit. The SNES version was a disappointment. But only in the sense that it couldn't replicate the arcade experience.

I just hope that Rare does an arcade perfect version of Killer Instinct for XBLA. A new HD graphics Killer Instinct 3 would be bad a$$ too.
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juuken  +   2443d ago
And that's why I would also get a 360. If they make KI3 and it's bad ass...then there is no way I would pass that up.
Host Samurai_  +   2443d ago
I would go NUTZ if they made a new Battletoads game. It would be PERFECT as a 3d Action/Adventure title with 3 player Co op single screen.

Hell, let me dev that game and it would be a huge treat for the fans
bym051d  +   2443d ago
For the love of god, please remake or create a sequel to Blast Corps.

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