No Rare IP is dead suggests developer

Speaking to 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".

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ape0074349d 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 E4349d ago

Seeing as how they're all Flops

Zerodin4349d ago

really really really gay.

CouchKing04349d ago

Zerodin you're so stupid.

really, really, really stupid.


ravinshield4348d ago

really, really, really, ugly.


Chris Hansen4349d ago

How does a company go from making legends like Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, and GoldenEye to Viva Pinata and Kameo?

PirateThom4349d 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.

Xi4349d ago

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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NowGen4349d 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.

ape0074348d ago (Edited 4348d 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_Fillusion4349d ago

Did...he just say Battletoads?

DA_SHREDDER4349d ago

Shut up and just make another Conker game Rare. You idiots.

Zerodin4349d ago

They are. And it will be glorious, and foul mouthed, and squirrely!

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