A handful of developers from the UK studio RARE have today announced that they’ve founded a new studio called Playtonic Games. Founding members includes Chris Sutherland, Gavin Price, and Steven Hurst, and they’ve revealed that their first project has been described as the “spiritual successor” to Banjo-Kazooie.

Playtonic Games has six founding members, all of which are artists, programmers, and designers from the British studio RARE, currently known for their Kinect Sports titles. Between them, the Playtonic’s team has worked on many of Rare’s biggest franchises, from Donkey Kong Country to, of course, Banjo-Kazooie.

“We’ve got the bloke who programmed Donkey Kong Country, the character designer behind Banjo and Kazooie, and the artist who made your console fit to burst with lavish environments across a decade’s worth of adventure games,” according to a post on Playtonic’s website.

The studios first project, entitled ‘Project Ukelele’ is set to be a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, though no other information has been revealed other than this link. Though the reason for this is due to a coverage deal with Edge Magazine, which is set to land on shelves tomorrow.

On the website is also a teaser for the game, which you can see below:


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