what do you believe RARE is ready to announce? POLL

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What is Rare announcing at E3?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:47 am

Banjo-Threeie
19
49%
None platforming Banjo Game
3
8%
Battletoads
7
18%
Viva Piñata
2
5%
Kart Racer
0
No votes
Smash Bros alternative
3
8%
Brand New IP
4
10%
Kinect Game
0
No votes
An unlikely Rare IP (jet force/kameo etc)
0
No votes
A Rare IP they said they WOULDN'T show (Perfect Dark/Conker etc)
1
3%
 
Total votes: 39

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what do you believe RARE is ready to announce? POLL

Postby Scrubber » Sun May 10, 2015 9:47 am

So there has been a lot speculation, a lot of rumours but nothing concrete or official so what do you believe?

Personally I have hoped and hoped for Banjo-Threeie for many years and with all the rumours I DID believe that THIS could be the year but recently I have lost all hope and believe they are working on a brand new IP. What do you think?

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Postby Xellos » Sun May 10, 2015 11:12 am

"Banjo-Threeie", considering all the points to it being a new Banjo game.

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Postby Yavga » Sun May 10, 2015 6:56 pm

Somehow, I think they will not do a banjo-threeie but rather take the opportunity to introduce another fan favorite: Conker. Which will set a new gaming-era that other will follow soon: The revival of the 3d platforming genre... yup.
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Postby Scrubber » Sun May 10, 2015 8:50 pm

I don't believe conker will have his own game due to the massive appearance on project spark.
I reckon (and really hoping) that the battletoads trademark was renewed for the characters to be used in shovel knight and not their own game.
Seeing as though they said its "the year of Rare" you would THINK they'd include Banjo somehow but comments from rare and those around them make me think otherwise. I saw something on the RWP about someone tweeting a guy that works at rare asking about 3d platformer and the guy replied "Rare is more about trying NEW things out" also Xbox people have said they are REALLY excited about rares new project and I really can't imagine them saying that about a sequel. New IP I reckon.

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Postby Camouflage » Mon May 11, 2015 3:27 am

I agree with Scrubber. I think the new something "uniquely Rare" will be something new and unique, hence a new IP.

Anyone who's been following Rare closely these past few years is probably aware of the many Rare IPs that are either passed on to new developers (Killer Instinct, Conker's Big Reunion, and Yooka-Laylee [as Banjo-Kazooie's spiritual successor]) or were canned long ago (BanjoX, Conker's Other Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark Core, and Kameo 2).

If it is an old IP, I think it will be the long-awaited Battletoads (little market competition, plus Phil Spencer's t-shirt, anyone?). Otherwise, I'm sure that "uniquely Rare" refers to the spirit rather than an IP.

My ultimate hope is that "uniquely Rare" indicates that they are finally allowed the creative freedom and control to create as their cerebra please rather than being told what to do from the higher ups.

Even though I would love for it to be a a Perfect Dark stealth game (I believe the legendary Ken Lobb said something to that effect not too long ago), I suspect they will introduce a new IP to introduce to fans all over again.

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Postby dotEXE » Mon May 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Copy/Pasted from another thread. Some of this is repeated, some is new:

Evidence 1:

Evidence 2:

And I submit this guy's post as Evidence 3:

"But what about Battletoads?" Well -

The only evidence of Battletoads is that Phil wore a Battletoads shirt once. Versus all the evidence leaning towards BK, plus the flawless timing it would be announcing it at the rebirth of the 3D platformer. I think announcing Battletoads would bring about the true consumer death of Rare. No more people "holding onto a shred of hope", and an internet mob of angry fanboys. What following does Battletoads have besides "hehe it's a meme"? Nobody actually loved Battletoads - it's famous because of that pawn shop and because it was unfairly hard. But infamy != demand. if Microsoft wants real money, and to sell an Xbox One off a single title to a ton of platforming fans, they know the real answer.

B K E 3 2 0 1 5

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Postby dotEXE » Mon May 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Literally all of that is evidence lmao

Evidence
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1) the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.

And links 1 and 3 pose a very strong case.
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Postby Camouflage » Mon May 11, 2015 5:22 pm

Great links, dotEXE!

I think all of the Banjo-Kazooie references together build up to evidence (but not proof), or at least plausibility. I still think a new IP is possible, but Banjo-Threeie seems quite possible.

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Postby Taylor » Mon May 11, 2015 6:19 pm

I think Banjo-Threeie, or another platforming game (Conker? New IP?).

Literally everything has been pointing at it being a platformer. If it's not, I'm probably not going to care for whatever they announce.
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Postby dotEXE » Mon May 11, 2015 8:17 pm

No, the code was related to Banjo as far as anyone knows. It was from a 343 dev and they're (reportedly) being used to work on back-end stuff for whatever Rare is announcing at E3.
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Postby DarkTone » Mon May 11, 2015 10:14 pm

I chose Battletoads. BK3 has better odds.

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Postby MazLad » Tue May 12, 2015 7:24 pm

Might be setting myself up to be shot down here as very short on the info here, but who holds the rights to make new James Bond video games now? Could it be a new FPS, not Perfect Dark... but a new Bond?
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Postby Camouflage » Wed May 13, 2015 12:01 am

I'm pretty sure Activision currently owns the Bond license, unless that has changed in the past couple years.

So, it could be, but that would mean that Activision would be placing the next Bond game as an Xbox One exclusive, and I don't think that's very likely.
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Postby MazLad » Wed May 13, 2015 1:34 pm

Activision haven't announced any follow up games since 007 Legends and that received some horrendous reviews. The older games like Bloodatone etc were pulled from digital downloads etc in 2013 and there are articles suggesting Activision are distancing themselves from the Bond franchise, another source suggests they have lost the rights.

I'm careful not to believe what I read on the Internet, but it's quite interesting the lack of information on this and where the franchise goes next.

One article made a good point that since Bond is heavily linked with Sony, is it realistic that they'd allow Rare, and so Microsoft to hold exclusive rights for a new game?
I don't even believe it myself but it's an interesting situation how quiet things are around Bond.
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Postby Scrubber » Wed May 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Activision didn't do the series justice at all. Someone else should have a pop at it.


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