Watch Rare Show Off Canceled Conker Xbox Game Gettin' Medieval

Online Conker action we'll likely never get to play.

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As promised, Rare has continued its series of behind-the-scenes videos from Rare Replay, today releasing a new entry centered around a canceled Conker game.

Called Conker: Gettin' Medieval (mistakenly spelled "Getin'" in the video), this was be an online-only multiplayer game for the original Xbox. The project came about following the completion of Conker: Live & Reloaded, the Bad Fur Day remake for Xbox that added online multiplayer. This dispels the previous notion that Gettin' Medieval was a sequel to Bad Fur Day.

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"My interest was in multiplayer," says Bad Fur Day director (and Conker voice actor) Chris Seavor in the video. "That's where I saw the best scope for me, as a designer, to do something new and interesting. I wanted to take that idea and just do a game like that, where it was complete online. It was a bunch of levels that chained and you could come in with your mates and fight with other people. It was cooperative in the same that a team game is cooperative."

With the game being called Gettin' Medieval, a key aspect of this was going to be siege warfare. Rather than Conker, who would have been relegated to a "guest appearance," Death was going to be the main character, and the game was going to be all about "the world of Conker." Historical counterparts for existing Conker characters were developed, a number of which you can see in the video.

The Conker series had been dormant for quite some time, but was recently revived in the form of a campaign in Project Spark. As for a proper sequel, nothing was in the works as of earlier this year, but Microsoft hasn't ruled out the possibility.

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Cyber_Akuma

Wow, this sounds..................... horrible. Did they really think Xbox users were going to be playing this over Halo or Call of Duty or whatever? I think just about everyone would have preferred a new single player game to this.

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Jedilink109

And this once again reaffirms my thoughts on Rare. Being bought out by Microsoft was THE WORST thing to ever happen to Rare. Granted they still made a few cool games, but now they barely do anything while back in the 8-bit to 64-bit eras they made game after game often times quite good titles specifically when you got into the 16 and 64-bit eras.

I AM NOT a fan of multiplayer only games, but it's just such a shame that they haven't kept on doing great titles with their flagship franchises. Plus despite Microsoft saying again and again and again that they are big supporters of PC gaming they seem to refuse to allow Rare games onto PC even though I'm sure the PC versions of some of these games would have huge fan communities on PC. Seriously, Microsoft makes their consoles as well as Windows, and since the current consoles are just basically PC hardware this shouldn't be an issue.

I'm just sad to see Rare fall so far over the years. They made some truly AMAZING games back in the day and now they barely seem to come out with anything. They made that compilation game recently for XBOne (didn't come out for 360 or PC) but they don't really do much anymore. It's just so sad. :(

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Evil_Sidekick

Online-only.....why do developers and publishers do drugs?

What would be logic in taking a great character like Conker and turn into a skin?

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di

Just remake the Goldeneye N64 game with new gen graphics

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SkyHighGam3r

Well I'm glad that never saw the light of day.

Did anyone play the Project Spark Conker Campaign? Is it anything like Bad Fur Day?

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apennismightier

Conker games were pure crap. No loss.

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rusty12000

What a shame that this was cancelled. I feel like I would have played the shit out of it. But instead they had to make kinect games.... thanks Microsoft...

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orangesonic

@rusty12000: thats why i hate kinect... i like the voice commands but the motion sensor... another story

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emptycow718

"a new entry centered around a canceled Conker game.

Called Conker: Gettin' Medieval (mistakenly spelled "Getin'" in the video), this was be an online-only multiplayer game for the original Xbox. "

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Purgatori

I miss the non-mainstream gaming says when not every game had to have multiplayer.

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SkyHighGam3r

@purgatori: I agree, I much prefer a solid single player experience.

Though nothing beats LOCAL co-op.

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mkeezay22

I wish they would make a new Conker now but a single player game, for most people this may not be true, but for me it would actually make me want an Xbox One which until now I could've really cared less about, not a huge Halo fan (blasphemy I know) so Halo 5 isn't appealing, Conker was easily one of my favorite games that Rare created, which is saying a lot.

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DramaticLookGuy

Oh, that's okay then. I actually didn't like the multiplayer in Live and Reloaded. The mini-games in the 64 version were the best though! Capture the flag, Raptor, and total war, I play those to this day :)

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Dragon_Nexus

Oh online only? Well, I don't care that we missed out anymore.

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X-RS

@Dragon_Nexus: Amen.

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SkyHighGam3r

@X-RS: double-ditto

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DaVillain-

Oh well.

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JDlok

Yeah, they need to stop being called Rare. It's insulting. Just stop. Now.

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ughz

More like watch Rare be dumb.

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catsimboy

"it was to be an online-only multiplayer game" and nothing of value was lost.

"It was cooperative in the same that a team game is cooperative" You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.

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JustinGoSka

Anyone know when the next episode of the Project Spark Conker game is coming out?

The gameplay of the first episode wasn't great, but it was pretty funny and I'm down for another one.

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hystavito

@JustinGoSka: As the comment below says, cancelled due to Project Spark going completely free. It was the next article after this one.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/conker-dlc-canceled-as-project-spark-goes-complete/1100-6430969/

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Xylymphydyte

@JustinGoSka: Never. It's been cancelled.

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silversix_

Thanks to MS it never came out... They ruined RARE.

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LPDisturbedHU

@silversix_: There has been multiple posting by people who work in the industry that prove you wrong, including information from the guys over at Playtonic. Stop spreading lies please, Microsoft didn't ruin Rare, Rare ruined themselves. Microsoft probably never would've forced them to do kinect games if Rare actually was making games.

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Deadlysyns87

@silversix_: It doesn't even sound like a conker game. MS did ruin rare but this not coming out is not one of the reasons

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Thanatos2k

Is that like the theme of gaming right now? Showing off cancelled games and harvested broken footage?

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ughz

@Thanatos2k: Yep. To troll us all.

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homestar99

Sounds like it would've sucked anyways.

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eternaldragoonx

well this whole premise was just foolish Im happy they canned it.

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Deadlysyns87

Conker relegated to a guest appearance thank god it got canned.

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PETERAKO

Conker, Banjo and kazooie, Joanna dark, donkey kong, so many memorable characters and so many universes. But noooope, the next big game will have NONE of that.

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cfscorpio

@PETERAKO: I'm much more interested in Sea of Thieves than anything tied to those old characters.

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Deadlysyns87

@PETERAKO: Donkey Kong is not a Rare Character so i dunno why you included him

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santinegrete

@Deadlysyns87: rare developed games for Nintendo, made Donkey Kong relevant iin the 90's with great games. Yet you're right: DK is still with Nintendo.

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Grillingcoats

Damn it this would have been great..

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