Banjo-Kazooie HD

Rare's classic N64 game Banjo-Kazooie is a fan favourite with retro gamers for good reason; even by today's standards this early 3D game is still incredibly charming and fun to play. Still, 1998 is a long time ago, and there is always room for improvement.

Enter UK based 3D artist Neil Goodman, who has tasked himself with bringing the visuals in this classic game bang up to date. As shared on Polycount, Neil's aim was to "add a lot more detail and little secret items and mementos from the various games in the series to bring the space alive and really make it feel lived in".

While the prospect of ever seeing a HD remake of Banjo-Kazooie on the Wii U is a madman's dream thanks to the acquisition of Rare by Microsoft back in 2002, it is nice to be hopeful, isn't it?

Have a look at some of the concept images below and let us know what you think of Neil's work. Do you feel he has improved on the original game's charm or is this a title that doesn't need a lick of HD paint?

Banjo-Kazooie HD
Banjo-Kazooie HD
Banjo-Kazooie HD
Banjo-Kazooie HD
Banjo-Kazooie HD
Banjo-Kazooie HD

[via polycount.com, kotaku.com]