Over the past few months, Megatonik.com began to notice something. They have noticed a sharp decline in the amount of platforming games released for many next-generation consoles, most notably for the Xbox 360. While the Playstation 3 has great platformers like Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, and Wii owners will be blessed this week by Super Mario Galaxy, the Xbox 360 has nothing of the sort. This is quite surprising because, with such solid platforming games like Psychonauts and Blinx: The Time Sweeper for the Xbox, one can only ask, "Where have all the platformers gone?"
In September of 2006 at Microsoft's X06 conference, a sequel to the Nintendo 64 classic, Banjo-Tooie, was announced to be in the works exclusively for the Xbox 360. Although there has not been any subsequent news on the game in over a year, the game is still hopefully in the works, holding fast for a release sometime next year.