Nintendo HD Part 1 - A Return to Rare

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"Giving games the HD treatment is not a new concept. In fact, companies have been doing it for years, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Not only is it an opportunity for developers to make more money, but it is also an opportunity for fans to relive some of the best games that are, more than likely, unavailable for them presently. For myself, I have pushed through remakes of Banjo-Kazooie (N64) on the Xbox 360, Monkey Island (PC) on my iPad, and most recently, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Gamecube) on my Wii U. All these titles have been worth playing a second time, and many more, equally worthy games, sit around waiting for their own HD treatment. Because of a struggling Wii U, Nintendo is the most likely of the big three to go this route."

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Geobros1660d ago

Ahhhh...Rare era with Snes/N64 games was my favorite!!!

Moonman1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

Say that again Sir Cranky! :)

Benjaminkno1660d ago

Poor Rare.. It seems the best days are behind you... *sigh*

Moonman1660d ago

I am just wishing that Nintendo could get Banjo back on their turf to let Nintendo EAD give him the best comeback ever! :)

Software_Lover1660d ago

It's all to do with how we see the console makers and the illusions we have toward them. The last Banjo game was pretty good. It would have probably gotten a higher rating if it were the same exact game but on the Nintendo console. It would have sold more also. It's all about perception.

Summons751660d ago


Nuts and Bolts was an awful game. It felt like they were trying to make 3 different games then said screw it and mashed them together. Rare needs to let Conker and Banjo go to a developer who cares about the franchise and the fans. If we learned anything from E3 this year it's that MS doesn't care about Rare, the amazing franchises they have left to collect dust, or the fans who have been begging for a true sequel.

Really wish Grant Kirkhope had gotten the ex-rare employees together to make a true successor to Banjo Kazooie.

Moonman1660d ago

If Nintendo does indeed hold all the rights to remake Donkey Kong 64 (according to the article)....remake it for Wii U!!!! It would be so awesome and a big seller IMO.

GamingSinceThe80s1660d ago

And there is still the question of why they took down the Wii V.C DKC games a couple of years ago for no said reason.

Retroman1659d ago

wonder would Nintendo contract Rare to reboot Battletoad ??

ZeekQuattro1659d ago

Now there's a classic. I would love to see a re-imagining of that franchise. Even better Battle Toads Double Dragon.

TheRacingX1659d ago

There have been murmurings for a while about Battletoads being rebooted.....I would not be surprised to see it...I think you are going to see alot of the Rare classic stuff on X1, Microsoft has finally opened their ears and heard the fans. Killer Instinct is a step in that direction. I think its been slow to get these games going because of legal wranglings with Nintendo, publishing contracts, etc. I think there will be a Battletoads, Conker, and Jet Force Gemini on the X1 near term....