Conker’s creator, Chris Seaver, recently shared his thoughts about Banjo-Kazooie being announced as a playable DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch.
While he believes it was a “significant” moment, he doesn’t think there would be as much interest in the return of other Rare IP:
It is significant, very significant but it was also inevitable. You only have to look at the reaction to Banjo’s appearing in Smash to see that this was purely a fan driven thing, and fans are if nothing else a noisy and belligerent bunch. I mean, it’s an abbreviation of ‘Fanatic’ after all.
Whether they’ll be as loud about the other IP’s including Conker is up for debate… I’d say not likely.
Conker, in particular, hasn’t really done much since leaving Nintendo. Rare released a remake of Conker’s Bad Fur Day on Xbox and later on, he appeared on Microsoft’s HoloLens and was featured in the Xbox One title, Project Spark. Rare also had plans for a sequel to his mature-themed outing on the Nintendo 64, but the game never saw the light of day.
As for Chris, he’s now at the UK Studio Gory Detail and is focused on Rusty Pup and a new game project.
What do you think, though? Would you like to see other Rare IP – like Conker – make a return to Nintendo hardware? Leave a comment down below.