Rare arenâ€™t as secretive as they were when they were under the watchful eyes of Nintendo but thereâ€™s defiantly still a mysterious aura around them. This week though theyâ€™ve been slightly more loose lipped than usual, answering fanâ€™s questions on their scribes pages.
The â€œbig oneâ€ is that they arenâ€™t making DS games any more. Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise flopped at retail and DK Racing didnâ€™t score as well as the original, so you can kind of see why. They also confirm that Perfect Dark will arrive on XBLA this winter and claim that they have â€œno ideaâ€ why Donkey Kong 64 hasnâ€™t been released on Virtual Console or re-made for the DS.
Rare senior software engineer Nick Burton then stated that Kameo 2 was in development back in 2007 (two years after the original was released) but later canned. Thereâ€™s demo/prototype footage on YouTube showing Kameo wearing a cloak and running along walls and the like, suggesting that it would have been more akin to Prince of Persia, Assassinâ€™s Creed and Heavenly Sword.
So just what are Rare working on at the moment? Iâ€™m guessing stuff for Natal, Killer Instinct 3 (this one has been rumoured for ages) and maybe Perfect Dark Zero 2 seeing that games like Rare’s own Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Viva Pinata donâ€™t sell that well on 360.