Grant Kirkhope is one of the industry's most beloved composers, creating the soundtracks for many famous Rare titles, including GoldenEye 007 and Banjo-Kazooie. After heading our way for an exclusive interview and being listed in the Classic FM Hall of Fame, Grant Kirkhope made his way over to Guest Grumps, where he shared some information on his days at Rare and revealed one of his greatest wishes for the future of the Banjo series.
“I keep wishing that all the ex-Rare staffers would just get together and form a company, and go to Nintendo and say ‘give us the money. We’ll make you Banjo 3 for the Wii U’ or whatever. Just make Banjo 3 like it should have been made back then and it would be great, and it would be great on Wii U, and all the ex-Rare guys would be together again all happy and kissing each other. I just keep thinking we should just give it a try.” — Former Rare Composer Grant Kirkhope
Though a Banjo game on 3DS instead of Wii U is still a possibility, for Banjo 3 to ever show up on Wii U, Nintendo would have to do some ground work with Microsoft to buy the IP off of them. So while Banjo 3 the way Kirkhope would like to see it is not likely to happen any time soon, I have no distaste for the idea of the old Rare staffers getting together to form a new development company. Even if they can't bring us Banjo, I'm sure we'd all love to see their creative drive back in action again.