It’s been a while since we gamers have seen anything worthwhile from Rare. While fans of the developer can protest that they haven’t released anything good since Microsoft acquired the studio, I would have to respectfully disagree. Their Viva Pinata games were charming yet deep sims that were easily accessible and family friendly but required a great deal of patience and dedication to master. Nuts & Bolts may not have been a traditional Banjo-Kazooie game, but it was still a welcome addition to the Xbox library. However, the developer has been busy working on games for Kinect and the Avatar marketplace over the past several years and gamers have pretty much written off the studio.
However, Microsoft is promising great things from Rare at this years E3 with a return of a classic IP. Many are speculating that we will see a return of Killer Instinct for Xbox One since Microsoft renewed the trademark and fighters are returning to prominence in the gaming industry. Whether or not it is KI3 is still speculation, but Rare has several properties I’m sure many of us would like to see make a comeback.