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Rare talks possibility of titles on the VC

by rawmeatcowboy
05 March 2007
GN 1.0 / 2.0

Goldeneye, Killer Instinct, Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie…all games we would like to see head to the Virtual Console. Getting those titles on the VC is a little bit of an issue, seeing that Rare is now part of Microsoft Studios. Recently a fan of Rare sent an email to Rare’s mailbag on their official site. The question topic was that of the Wii VC. Here is Rare’s answer below.

…The only Rare-developed title on Virtual Console right now is the original Donkey Kong Country, and unofficially there’s a strong likelihood that its sequels will follow. But the Donkey Kong series of games is a Nintendo-owned franchise starring an established Nintendo character, whereas something like Banjo isn’t (and even Diddy Kong Racing is less clear-cut), 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”.

It’s possible…that’s good enough for me. At least things weren’t axed officially.