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Nothing puts a frown on a Nintendo fan's face like mentioning Rare. The company that once brought Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, Banjo Kazooie and GoldenEye 007 are currently working on the Kinect Sports series for Microsoft. While most gamers have given up on seeing a new "proper" Banjo Kazooie sequel from Rare, a new glimmer of hope has arisen. Sort of.

A handful of ex-Rare members have joined up in hope of gaining enough support to develop a spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie, including series composer Grant Kirkhope and artist Steven Hurst. While we'll have to wait to see how this all pans out, you can show your support by following their Twitter account. So far there have been hints that the Unity engine might be considered for this new dose of googly-eyed goodness.

#unity will probably be perfect for our spiritual successor. I'm thinking keeping level of detail and googly eyes close to the original ...

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