Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor falls apart

Fans of the Banjo-Kazooie series should not expect a new addition anytime soon.

The Banjo-Kazooie series will not be getting a spiritual successor, former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope has confirmed.

Posting in an Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit, Kirkhope responded to a fan question enquiring whether he and other developers of the original Banjo-Kazooie were working on a spiritual successor to the game. Kirkhope replied that while a character had been "drawn up" and a "demo level type thing" was created, the project fell apart as everyone had "other jobs".

Banjo-Kazooie was first released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 and was followed by Banjo-Tooie (2000), Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (2003), and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008). More recently, Rare released Kinect Sports Rivals for the Xbox One.

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Zorine Te is an associate editor at GameSpot, and you can follow her on Twitter @ztharli
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Zorine “harli” Te is an Associate Editor at GameSpot, and is based in Australia.


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