A "RARE" OPPORTUNITY?
Okay--if this is just a rumor then we can all take a moment to dream once again.
There's a good chance that Nintendo is looking to buy back RARE from Microsoft as another shot to get back BANJO & KAZOOIE, and pick up where they left off at the end of the N64-Era.
According to the anonymous tipster, Nintendo is in negotiations to bring back what made the N64's 3rd-Party lineup extremely HUGE, in hopes to bolster the Wii U's potential library. Cause we all know another BIG game from Rare would be HUGE for the upcoming console.
This is ALL rumor, and until there's some sort of an announcement from Nintendo, Rare, or Microsoft--it's ALL doubtful.
Microsoft IS currently occupied with determining if they're going to buy Activision Blizzard from Vivendi, which is selling their 61% share of the Guitar Hero/Tony Hawk/Diablo studio--which opens up more negotiations, and could give Nintendo an opportunity to get Rare back.