Holy Childhood: A Sequel To “Banjo-Kazooie” Is In The Works

The video game industry has brought all sorts of classics back from our childhood with varying degrees of success. Sure, Mortal Kombat is still going strong with its 10th game set for release in April but we’re still waiting on a first-person successor to Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis. One of the best games from our childhood, Banjo-Kazooie for the Nintendo 64, has yet to receive the modern successor that it so richly deserves and some game developers who used to work for Rare, the company that published the original game, wants to bring it back to the masses.

IGN reported that Playtonic Games, a group of “former core members of Rare,” announced they are working on a new game nicknamed Project Ukulele that could become a “spiritual successor” to Banjo-Kazooie. They haven’t confirmed exactly what it is or just how much of a spiritual successor it will be compared to the original game but we’ll take what we can get.

Rare is finally listening to your inner child and bringing you a “spiritual successor” to “Banjo-Kazooie.”


Playtonic hasn’t released a ton of details about the new game but they promise that they are working on “a real, proper, actual game” and it includes several of the character designers and artists who brought the original game to the home consoles. This is great news. The only downside we can see is all the work we aren’t going to be able to get done because we’ll be spending all of our time playing the new game.

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source: IGN