5 Rare Properties That Should Be Rebooted

Andrew Gonzalez from Xbox Enthusiast writes: "Rare is one of the most iconic developers in the gaming industry. With games such as Banjo-Kazooie, Battletoads, Jet Force Gemini, Blast Corps, and plenty more, Rare has filled gamers with joy over the past few decades. Many of their properties (both new and old) have not been revisited in years and it may be time to bring them back into the spotlight. Here are five Rare properties that should be rebooted."

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maniacmayhem1624d ago

Such a huge shame and waste that MS has just sat on all these IP's for no reason.

They could easily reboot any of these and make a great game out of them.

mhunterjr1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

It seems pretty likely that MS will be utilizing their Rare IP in the near future. They've done a great job bringing Killer Instict... And Rare replay is quite obviously a great way to gauge interest in their other franchises...

I'd love to see a new Jet Force Gemini game on current gen hardware. And a good beat em up like Battletoads... Kameo also deserves a proper sequel. And of course a return to greatness for Banjo.

AGVulture891623d ago

The concept for Kameo 2 was awesome. Sad to see it get cancelled the way it did. One of the reasons I chose the games I did was because of Rare Replay.

I hadn't played many of the games in the collection and I would love to see modern takes on those games.

TheCommentator1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Pefect Dark. Not a port from a Gamecube game into an Xbox game then into a 360 game... but a Real Sequel! Please?

-Foxtrot1623d ago

Some of them don't really need rebooting....just full on direct sequels

HaydenJameSmith1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )


After seeing the concept art and the ideas that would have gone into Kameo 2, I really wish it would have gotten made. Make it happen...

Also would be great to see more Banjo games and I think Perfect Dark would be great to be rebooted into a Third person shooter (with stealth elements), stay away from FPS as its oversaturated. I just think its perfect fit for that sort of genre...

AGVulture891623d ago

The fact that Kameo 2 was scrapped saddens me to no end. It may be on my favorite Rare games list. I purchased it on launch day and it was so worth it.

HaydenJameSmith1623d ago

Me too. Kameo 2 needs to happen...

Sciurus_vulgaris1623d ago

Phil Spencer and Kevin Lobb brought up a third person shooter Perfect Dark reboot several times in the past. I wonder if canceled (or put on hiatus) "Shangheist" game that The Coalition (formely Black Tusk) could be reworked into a Perfect Dark title.

I honestly would like Perfect Dark to stay an FPS, but make it more story heavy and open world, set in a cyber punk city. The player could have numerous upgrades for Joanna, allowing her to be better at hacking, stealth or combat.

HaydenJameSmith1623d ago

I agree but I only suggested TPS because the market is so saturated in FPS games. I do think PD would be perfect for a open world, story driven shooter...

Cyber Punk is dying out so would be cool to see that make a return...

AGVulture891622d ago

That's actually why I went with Jet Force Gemini over Perfect Dark. There aren't that many Third-Person Shooters out there. TPS games are a rarity now and it would be great to see them gain some more popularity.

HaydenJameSmith1622d ago

I would love to Jet Force Gemini sequel, I don't see a need to be rebooted but its been a long time so it maybe required. In relation to PD TPS reboot, I just think it has the perfect architype for stealthy shooter in third person, in possible cyberpunk open world and after the missteps of the sequel i think itd need a reboot.

AGVulture891622d ago

I only say Reboot for Jet Force Gemini because the game came out in 1999. Unless many people remember all the story elements from the game or have played through the JFG on Rare Replay, players may be lost unless there is a long recap.

A PD reboot could kind of be like Deus Ex if it kept the first person look. Kameo and PDZ were two of the five games I purchased at launch. Needless to say, I didn't enjoy it. I spent most of my PDZ playtime on multiplayer and couldn't get through the campaign.

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Sitdown1623d ago

Count me in for Kameo 2.

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OC_MurphysLaw1623d ago

I would like to see perfect dark get rebooted with a Deus Ex dark vibe but uncharted/Tomb Raider level of voice acting and direction.

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