One of the most exciting parts of the Virtual Console is the ability to play Nintendo 64 games, when this was first announced we all drooled over the idea of playing all the classics, even the Rare titles. Sadly this dream was short lived as we all started to remember that Rare is now Microsoft owned and therefore unlikely to reappear on a Nintendo console. However alot has happened since then. Our good friends over at Virtual Console Archive have reported Rare as saying that "Its Possible".
"...the only Rare-developed title on Virtual Console right now is the original Donkey Kong Country' but the Donkey Kong series of games is a Nintendo-owned franchise starring an established Nintendo character, whereas something like Banjo isn't'so it's nowhere near as easy to call. Especially when you also consider the existence of Xbox Live Arcade. So right now, the best answer we can offer (for either download service) is 'it's possible.'"
Stranger things have happened, remember that the Microsoft owned Rare studio has already released games on both GBA and Nintendo DS. Lets hope they work something out and get all the Rare classics released, wouldn't help make the world a better place?