You may not know David Wise by name, but you certainly know his music. He worked as one of the many talented composers at RARE, and helped to create amazing soundtracks such as those for Donkey Kong Country, Battletoads and Double Dragon, and many more. According to his Facebook page, Mr. Wise is no longer with RARE.
“I think the business of Rare has changed a great deal, and at the moment there is just not the opportunity to create the soundtracks that Rare were fortunately very famous for.”
I really feel that a big part of RARE’s charm is their music, and with a team gone, I think another massive chunk of the company is going to fade away. RARE just isn’t the same since leaving Nintendo. Thanks to Rodriguez for the heads up!