Playtonic Games, a new indie studio created by former Rare staff members, are creating a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie! The Playtonic staff includes the programmer from Donkey Kong Country as well as the character designer behind Banjo and Kazooie. This “all-star ensemble is aiming to build its debut game, ‘Project Ukulele’, into a worthy spiritual successor to those fondly remembered platforming adventures we built in the past.” The upcoming issue of Edge magazine has an interview with the team, as well as a teaser image for Project Ukulele.
Playtonic does want to let people know that the game is in its early stages, but “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.” They will reveal more details in the upcoming months, and you can sign up for their newsletter here to be the first to read about them.
Here is a look at the game’s first teaser image:
Let the speculation begin! What aspects of this game do you think will be similar to Banjo Kazooie? Which publishers would you like to see Playtonic work with? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Playtonic Games