Rare's Unannounced Project: Microsoft's Surprise Reveal for Comic-Con?

Split-screen: "Remember Microsoft's announcement about showing off an 'exciting unannounced project' at Comic-Con on July 23rd? How the attendees would get a look at a 'new, exciting unannounced project from one of our top franchises'? The funny thing is that each of the games being showcased - Halo 3: ODST, Left4Dead2, Alan Wake , Shadow Complex, etc. - all put in an appearance at E3 2009. The only Microsoft developer missing oh so conspicuously? Rare. Which would make indicators of this 'unannounced project' belonging to the Rare stable even stronger. But that's not all."

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green3475d ago

"From one of our top franchises".I think it's going to be Perfect Dark 2 because PD Zero sold very well for a launch title.But it could be KI3 due to all the rumors that have been doing the rounds for over a year.Well, we will find out in a few days time.

gamesR4fun3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

just might make me buy another 360!

Perfect dark might be alright i doubt well see a new ip tho.

One things 4 sure if they do KI then Sonys gonna have a hard show 2 follow.

Nike3475d ago

Even though Microsoft technically owns Killer Instinct, they haven't really published any KI games for Rare, right? If we go by it literally then of the existing franchises on the 360, Perfect Dark and Kameo would be the most logical (Banjo-Kazooie already had it's time in the sun, as stated in the article). Then again, MS/Rare could pull a surprise out of it's hat yet.

Once Upon a Fable3475d ago

I bet it's either a Rare Franchise or a JRPG from Mistwalker... either way Epic Win for us gamers!

coolirisGB3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Microsoft said "new, exciting unannounced project from one of our top franchises."

You're late to the party and trying to downplay the news is a major downer.

Freak of Nature3475d ago

Lots of shooters,and some fighters out there...But where are the platformers? A act/adv/platformer like " * Conker *" would be my choice...

Rare are probably working on 4 projects. All with some tie into Natal.I am sure one is mini game casuals based...

KI3 and PD2 would be the biggest money makers for them IMO. But if they come out with a Conker,or proper Banjo platformer,or a Kameo 2 act/adv,done with full force,and Microsofts backing it could do very well still.

Rare need to go all out,no "settling",look to innovate,and advance,bring in some new game mechanic,think big,raise the bar,not just settle for "good enough"...

My quess would be PD2,KI3,A casual mini game,and either Conker or Kameo 2....

My wish list would Conker,A proper banjo platformer,kameo 2 and a new cart racer,but I am not holding my breath....

I think Rare is best at quirky toon based games,leave the shooters and fighters to other devs...

Boody-Bandit3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Do you know this for sure? I always wondered if the Nintendo had any rights to the KI series because they were in Nintendo cabinets in the arcade. I would flip if a Killer Instinct game was announced for the 360. It is my top 3 favorite fighting series.

4 disagrees?
It's not my favorite top 3 fighting series?
I guess people here know me better than I know myself. LOL this place is a riot.

cherrypie3475d ago


Blue Dragon 2 from Mistwalker would fit very-well with the audience.

Personally, I'm holding out hope for Kameo 2 or a new Conker (I would suggest would also work well with this audience).

pumpkinpunker3474d ago (Edited 3474d ago )

people are disagreeing because KI also appeared on the Sega Genesis and Nintendo has no rights to KI.

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RememberThe3573475d ago

But I honestly hope that they put out a great game. A great Perfect Dark is just what the doctor ordered.

cherrypie3475d ago

Viva Pinata, Kameo and PDZ were all *very* well recieved. Banjo Kazooie N&B -- which got good reviews and sales, just not "massive hit" level -- was a very good title.

Really, If your not playing Rare's games, your missing out. The issue is (IMO) Rare's "target audience" skews a little younger, and the "core gamer" is solidly behind titles like L4D, ME, Halo and other massive hits.

Rare's doing terrific work -- play the games!

Mr Remington3475d ago

I'd rather see an entirely new franchise.

And something that's not made for the regular 360 demographic. (A scrawny, ghastly white kid wearing Hollister with a sideways hat and Fallen shoes.)

Elven63474d ago

Mr Remington: Uh, what do you think Rare has been doing for the past few years? The problem is no one bought the games like Rare had hoped.

-MD-3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

I can't wait until I sit down on the computer and I see the words "Rare announces Perfect Dark 2"

God that is gonna be an amazing day.

Edit: I don't get the whole Gavin Price part of the article.. why is he a point of interest? Is he going to be at comic-con or something?

coolirisGB3475d ago

Perfect Dark has a secret beta going on its epic.

-MD-3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

I wish =(

It's going to be amazing though I know it. even with PDZ rushed as a launch title I loved every second of it.

coolirisGB3475d ago

I know somebody working on it.

Once Upon a Fable3475d ago

CoolIris I hope you're right! What has he said about it and what does he do? You can't just leave us hanging like that!

coolirisGB3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Tests Multi player. He was playing it over a year ago when he told me about it. The game had plenty of blank place holders and they did not see the game's art just rough character builds. He said the scale of the battles were epic and the animations and physics were great with a high number of players in matches thats all he said.

-MD-3475d ago

I really hope you aren't messing with us because I want some PD action.

Nelson M3475d ago (Edited 3475d ago )

Perfect Dark
Gimme a Break
Its a XBL Arcade Game at best

da720izcumin3475d ago

well I guess that means that it should be announced for fall 10/Q1 2011 sooner or later...

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Kareshi_X3475d ago

I want COKER BAD FUR DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr_iClu7ch3475d ago

iTs all i ask for!

RaRe needs to come with an Triple A Game !