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Playtonic working on Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor, interested in Wii U

Posted on February 10, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Wii U eShop

Update 2: Name update: the game is going by the tentative name “Project Ukulele”. Additionally, reader Noble Wrot tried adjusting the levels and contrasts of the image below to bring out the forms of the shadowy figures. We might be looking at a bird and some kind of reptile!


Update: Teaser site open here. The team is entirely comprised of those who were formerly from Rare. We also have this piece of art:


This month’s issue of EDGE contains an interview with Playtonic. The studio’s first game will be a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie, and the team seems to have quite a bit of interest in the Wii U.

As stated in the magazine:

“There’s a history of working with Nintendo so we’d naturally love to see our game on a Nintendo platform. If people tell us to make Wii U our target console platform then we’ve got the flexibility to do that.”

Playtonic has funding, but the company would like to team up with a publisher if the two sides were interesting in working together. The plan is to first release this game on Steam Early Access, followed by consoles.


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