Game collections made a big resurgence in the last generation but with the newest generation of consoles it has really taken off. Sometimes these collection are the perfect thank you to fans and sometimes they’re little more than a shameful cash grab. Which category does Rare Replay fall under? This isn’t something that can be reviewed in the same manner as a single new release title so instead we’ll examine the collection’s value for money, fun factor, extra content and just who it might appeal to.
Tomorrow sees the release of one of E3’s most surprising reveals, the Rare Replay. The compilation of 30 titles makes its way to Xbox One on August 4th, offering a huge collection of games dating from 1983 to 2008, and includes hits like Battletoads, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Killer Instinct Gold and more.
During the E3 Xbox Press Conference, Rare introduced us to the Rare Replay collection, an all-in-one collection of an assortment of RARE classics from the 80s to the noughties. 30 games for $30 or its equivalent, and what a whopper bundle it is. But what benefit is it to Microsoft, putting so many titles on one collection?
NeoGAF user comfypucks spotted a conversation between a fan and Rare Creative Director Simon Woodroffe revealing that Gregg Mayles has a new project that will be announced at E3.
Gregg Mayles is a designer at Rare and has worked on quite a lot of awesome games including Donkey Kong Country trilogy, Banjo-Tooie, and Viva Pinata.
Yesterday, Playtonic Games set their Kickstarter campaign live, to begin the funding of their Banjo Kazooie successor, Yooka-Laylee. In no more than 40 minutes, the game reached its pledge target, and continues to increase even further.
Playtonic Games have lifted the lid on their first project, the successor to Rare’s platforming classic, Banjo Kazooie. The studio is made up of veterans from Rare, who worked on Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.