IGN is reporting that Rare developed games will not be featured on the backcatablog of virtual console titles, this coming from an interview with Rare. GoNintendo writes: “The word from Rare is that [games will not be on the virtual console]. No Conker, no Banjo, no Perfect Dark, no Goldeneyeâ€¦among others. There are a few titles developed by Rare that will see the light of day such as Diddy Kong Racing and DK64 since they Nintendo owns the characters.”
WHO CARES… SEGA AND THE OTHER COMPANIES MAKING THERE GAMES AVALIABLE FOR REVO WILL MAKE USE FORGET ABOUT RARE. BESIDES WITH RARE’S TRACK RECORD…EVEN IF THEY DID ALLOW REVO TO USE THERE OLD GAMES, BY THE TIME THEY GET AROUND RELEASING THEM ON THE REVO WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE NEXT NINTENDO SYSTEM.
Damn and i was looking forward to Golden Eye….
Ahh! All-Caps eye strain! Blinding! No matter how full of Nintendignation you are, never resort to the brutal optic scourge of Caps-lock. Ghastly, jadnice.
Also, WHA—??? My dreams of Online Goldeneye: DASHED in the pits of despair! Heavens above, have mercy! ‘Tis a tragedy!
RC Pro Am would have been cool… 🙁
It is too bad, but I still have my Goldeneye, Conker BFD, and Killer Instinct Gold for my N64. Killer Instinct would have been the only one that I would really like to check out. But oh well…
Goldeneye was a 007 license. Rare can’t take that away from Nintendo.
For less than $40 dollars USD on eBay you can buy a N64, 4 controllers and roughly 10 games (usually including Goldeneye). If people care that much to play these games I’m sure they’d rather go that route than to download them onto the new Nintendo system for a fee.
No Killer Instinct. :\
007 is now licensed to EA so although they could possibly pull out a deal, it would be Rare’s game with an EA license so its doubtful – although I wonder how long it will take for someone to work out a way to get the ROM onto the internet for Rev, imagine that with the Freehand…
It’d be harder than just putting the ROM onto the Revolution in a way the Rev could read. You’d need to rewrite the entire emulation software, if not the ROM itself, so that it could accept the freehand input. Unless you’re just going to set it up with direct mapping to the buttons and joystick, and not use the freehand style control of course.
I’m still hoping the Rev will come with the option to map the controls of any ported game onto its freehand remote movements, like the GameBoy Player onto the GameCube’s controlers.
If not, I’ll just dust off my old N64 to play the Rare games!
Ive never seen any console thats not eventually been hacked somehow – they can run windows XP on a mac so im sure they can sort out mapping some buttons to a joystick
FWIW I’m reading in other places that Goldeneye has a chance still. Nintendo had the license and farmed the work out to Rare, thus Rare doesn’t really have control over it or something.
Perfect Dark Zero and Conker though, probably not gonna see those.
For less than $40 dollars USD on eBay you can buy a N64, 4 controllers and roughly 10 games (usually including Goldeneye). I’m sure they’d rather go that route than to download them onto the new Nintendo system for a fee.
Yeah, because spending $40 on an old console and games from eBay is a lot cheaper and easier than clicking “Download Goldeneye: Price $4” from the Virtual Console.
How much is everyone willing to pay for games? I think we started this conversation before. Would it make sense to go with something like $2 for NES, $3 SNES, and $4 N64? Or is $4 still an unrealistically cheap price?
I think thats fair, for those of us who already own a copy – maybe they could do a cheap deal for us like that?
Also – when you buy a game will it work like iTunes where if you delete it its your bad or will it be subscription based, IE you can DL it as many times as you liek once youve paid for it?
Rowan, I’m pretty sure that hasn’t been revealed yet. At least from what I’ve read. That’s assuming Nintendo has even made a decision.
Man this is so gay i was hanging out for banjo Tooie and conkers bad fur day those were the best