Rare Preview XBox Future

Fresh from the Microsoft buyout, Rare have revamped their site and have begun the process of informing gamers of what to expect.
What is more interesting than the new site, is the promotional trailer, hinting at the classic Rare characters which we should expect to see on the XBox in the near future.
The site also contains information on rare's first XBox venture, titled Kameo:Elements of Power, due for release sometime in 2003.

You can download both the promo and the Kameo movies by following the download tab above.

Kameo:Elements of Power

This highly inventive and atmospheric adventure, offers you the chance to join roving princess Kameo on her travels throughout the land and the unveiling of her inherited gifts in the wake of Dark King Thorn's return.
During the last Great Battle, Thorn sought to conquer the Fairy race in a bid to exert total control over the planet's wildlife, and would have succeeded but for an act of final desperate magic which saw him locked in stone along with three of the remaining four Fairies. Her sister and brothers' selfless sacrifice left only Theena, the Fairies' devoted Queen, and her unborn child to guard the curse on behalf of future generations.

Now, however, the release of familiar dark energies can mean only one thing: a curse which seemed unbreakable was not truly so, and Thorn is free to pick up his campaign where he left off so many years ago. Worse than that, he has turned the tables on his previous captors and now holds prisoner the three petrified Elemental Ancestors (as they have become known), draining their energies to produce an elite force of elemental mutant warriors.

And so Princess Kameo's life changes forever in a single day as Theena relates the whole story, ending in the revelation that her unique gifts must pass to Kameo in this time of need. As of now, only the Princess has the power to oppose Thorn. Only the Princess can revive her legendary aunt and uncles and enlist their help in overthrowing the Dark King - permanently.

Kameo's blossoming talent lies in the capture, development and control of the many and varied beasts that populate her homeworld. Like any skill, hers becomes more effective with practice and experience, and with your help Kameo will graduate from the control of baby monsters with limited skills to hugely powerful titans. Another twist, and another aspect of Kameo's power, lies in the fact that she can actually choose to transform into any of the creatures in her menagerie, depending on how close to the action she wishes to get.

Each creature, regardless of size and ability, falls into one of six elemental fields - Fire, Water, Wind, Plant, Ice and Rock - and each has a significant role in battle against Thorn's elementally-enhanced troops and in opening up further areas of Kameo's world for her to explore. Consequently it's always in Kameo's best interests to seek diversity in her collection, as dragon-with-attitude sidekick Meepo will be sure to remind her when he joins her on her travels. In fact, Meepo plays an essential role in the capture of those baby monsters that will mature into members of Kameo's bodyguard, so he's definitely worth keeping around...

Blending the heady thrills of exploration and puzzle-solving with the adrenaline rush of real-time 3D battles, Kameo: Elements of Power is an ambitious title with something for every gamer to love, and a debut of fitting quality for Rare on a brand new platform. Enter Kameo's breathtakingly beautiful world and join her voyage of discovery exclusively on Xbox in 2003.

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Rare Preview XBox Future

I think Rare jumped ship because they like to be working for the underdog... which right now is the Xbox.Well, I guess we'll see what this does for the Xbox. Funny thing is the Xboxers accuse Nintendo of being "kiddy oriented", and Rare is more than partially responsible for that (exclude a few obviously grown up games they made). Now, look who's making kid games for the Xbox?Rare does make really good games, though.

Rare Preview XBox Future

That's funny because I don't recall rare jumping ship. I believe that microsoft bought them out. And if I remeber correctly nintendo owned some of rare also. So that means that they all wanted to do this including nintendo.

Rare Preview XBox Future

Well Hawk means jumpingship as in just leaving NintendoAll i can say is bugger, i was looking forward 2 this game but now ill have 2 settle for Pokemon- since this is basically Pokemon but without the kiddy cute monsters.

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Its "long live to the XBOX" u moron. if ur gonna be praising for the XBOX, at least do it properly instead of making us all look bad.anyways, when i first saw footages of games coming for the GC, one game stood out first, out of some others, and that was Kameo. it looked kinda like Evolva on the PC, except better graphics and for structured gameplay. it did turn me off a little when it was about fairies and the main character was a chic, but hey, the game sure looked good! now that its coming to the XBOX next year, i got nothing to complain!

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You stupid f**k. "Long life to the xbox" makes a hell of alot more sense than "long live to the XBOX". What the f**k does that mean! You can't even make a comeback properly, its "long live the xbox" dumb shit.

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There was friction between the two companies. Rare had not made a significant killer app title for Nintendo in some time and with all the other 3rd and 2nd party companies making games for the Cube this time around. (unlike the N64) They felt it was not in their interest to keep the company in their stables. They owned 49% of the company and sold the those to Micorsoft.

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hahaha ya gods hit man he has you there... did you fail english class or something long live to the xbox does not make sense long life to the xbox does or even long live the xbox anyways i am very happy about the rare joining with xbox because Perfect dark: zero is now comming to xbox which kicks ass because perfect dark ruled first game to ever allow players to go against each other on a single player map *where one player plays as the enemies and the other plays as the "hero"* perfect dark zero should kick ass

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ok i just read hawks post and i have to say you are wrong there because rare helped make all of the best games for nintendo including Golden eye , Perfect dark , and conkers bad fur day all of which got great sales and i looked at the games rare is making for the xbox and none of them is even close to bieng kiddy games .

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yeah, what ever. thats what i meant, "long live to XBOX"...or something. who the f**k cares eh? i didn't like that moron b/c he was majorly biased. all fan-boys should die (leave the XBOX ones last, since i need they're numbers to back me up...).Rare never made any games that was better than the Nintendo one of the same genre (Banjo f**king Kazooie as opposed to the other Nintendo platformers). but they made some really innovative other shit. Rare hasn't made that many GC games, b/c it's just out so u can't expect it to suddenly be able to churn out too many so soon. but i do agree that they take waaayyy too long b4 each game. they're only planning to release about 5 games for the XBOX, which when compared to the amount of games thats already released on the GC made by Nintendo, is not that many.DRDEATH, Rare never made a game that was of the same type as Zelda. Was Zelda really that good? i only played a bit of it, but was kinda confusing. i guess if it is a RPG/adventure game, then i need to spend more time on it.

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In fact i was saying RARE never made a better game then Nintendo's first party stuff. (Golden Eye, Perfect Dark the exceptions as Nintendo did not make a 1st person shooter.) And Zelda was truely amazing and cutting edge at the time. You should have spent more time on it. Zelda: Oceaniana of Time, Set the standard. I found the game far superior to the Final Fantasy series in plot, mechanics(3-d realm with z targeting. A first at the time. And now copied by many.) Challenging. Great visuals. Good mini puzzles. And long. God's Hitman, Play the game. And the sequel. Well worth it. The true reason why i bought the Game-Cube. For the latest installment of Zelda....

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This game looks awesome. It should start to satisfy the lack of "cute" games on the xbox... which is otherwise an alround kickass system.Too bad I'm going to have to wait another bloody year for it to reach the Australian shores... ;o(

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whats he talking about? what game?maybe i can pick up a cheap N64 and get the game and see what all the fuss is about! the new one looks good, and should be a really good cel-shaded game, since from the footage i've seen, Nintendo seems to have nailed it. but to tell u the truth, i'm not that interested in Cel-shading. i like the style of the N64 better. thats just me. maybe i'm just the type that likes to stick to the old fashioned way of doing things.

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The reason they went with the cel graphics instead of the old style was that Foxes Adventures would have looked the same as the latest installment of the Zelda Franchise. And that's something Nintendo did not want to happen with their franchise title.

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Hey Hawk, same reason y i bought the N64! GE 007 and Zelda OOT. Never regretted the N 64 EVER! No load times, no prob wid visuals nothin. Only prob was expensive games which limited me library 2 10.Zelda 00t is the greatest game ever in my opinion. MM was just as good but didnt improve much in terms of visuals other than better frames and mre enemies on the screen. But MM may look the same but wif Nintendo, they boosted the gameplay by 150% !!!!!!

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