The ever elusive Mingy Jongo is hinted at making a return in 2015. For those who don’t know, Mingy Jongo was the code name given to a Banjo Kazooie inspired game developed by ex-Rare employees, as detailed by series musical producer Grant Kirkhope. Grant said in a reddit AMA that a group of ex-Rare employees got together in 2012 at a pub and threw around a “promising” game idea, even going as far to come up with a character and demo level. However the project fell apart, citing lack of free time due to people’s jobs as the cause. No word has been heard of from this project, until last Wednesday that is. The twitter account assigned for the project (@MingyJongo) had been inactive since 2012, until December 24th when a single tweet went out stating “*CTRL*”. Three days later another tweet followed stating “*ALT*”, and another on December 31st stating “*DEL*”. Separately these tweets don’t mean a whole lot, what brings them together is a series of tweets made by Grant Kirkhope on December 31st. “what’s that @MingyJongo up to?”, “doesn’t *CNTRL, *ALT, *DEL …… reboot?”, and “lights blue touch paper …… stands back…… @MingyJongo” are the meaty hints being dropped by Mr. Kirkhope. Is he hinting at a revitalization of the Mingy Jongo project? Can we be expecting to hear more from the successor of one of the great Collectathons of the N64 Generation? What do you think?
Something that fighting fans have been waiting for for a long time. Killer Instinct as a XBox One exclusive has been announced. While the video was short and the only a few characters were revealed, if the combat and the announcer were anything to go by, this game will be a throwback with the same over the top style and ridiculousness as the original. I’m going to be keeping my eye on this one.
Continuation: They just showed a quick match on stage, but the fight was so scripted and one sided that I didn’t gain much more from the gameplay than from the trailer.
Ever since I started this segment a few days ago, I realized something… I love something that I’m terrible at (video games ;__;). For real, this video is evidence that I’m terrible at platformers.
There is a rumor going around the internet that Nintendo is in the talks with Microsoft to purchase RARE from them. For those who don’t know who RARE is, or for those who lived in a cave most of their life, RARE is responsible for a number of successful games on Nintendo consoles. From Donkey Kong Country to Conkers Bad Fur Day to Banjo Kazooie, they’re responsible for it all. RARE was purchased by Microsoft in 2002 and has since gone to create titles such as Viva Pinata and Banjo Kazooie: Nutz and Bolts *screams internally*. Of course, this is only a rumor, but if it turns out to be true it is completely possible that this could ring in the RARE renaissance, bringing back their glorious days working for Nintendo. I personally would love for this to be true, I couldn’t want anything more then Banjo Kazooie to return to their glorious roots, except maybe a pony, that barfs rainbows.