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Rare website starts counting down – get guessing

Tuesday, 8th June 2010 06:55 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Rare’s website now has a countdown on its homepage. It has seven days left. Can you guess why? Betcha you can’t.

The page also shows a message, “one in a million”, with an Xbox avatar standing in front of the timer.

The countdown comes as the first-party MGS studio announced a rebranding last week to celebrate its 25th anniversary to more of a casual/lifestyle brand.

Can you say “Natal“? Can you say “fitness game“? Good.

Expect the reveal to come at either Microsoft’s E3 presser or its Natal experience event next week. Get timings on them here.

Thanks, IGN.

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  1. Gekidami

    Something lame i’m sure, its Rare afterall.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Amored

    Something good I’m sure. It’s Rare after all.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    Bet it will be crap.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Amored

    Emo.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ybfelix

    “one in a million”
    1 vs 1000000 :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DJ Deathstar

    I’m expecting more than a single Rare game to be announced, or at least i hope anyways! Especially if their going to be doing a fitness game i also hope for something like a new Banjo, Killer Instinct or Perfect Dark!

    I wonder if the fitness game will be maybe based around Rare characters, like the mini games that bound to be included?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Amored

    Hmmm… Maybe something similar to PS Home? Not likely, but it’s a thought.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mington

    Something slightly pink in the middle I’m sure. It’s Rare after all.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    @8

    :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Aimless

    Why would they tease a fitness game? The demographics for those two concepts don’t really mix.

    Not to say Rare aren’t making a fitness game, but I doubt that’s what the countdown is for. If anything I’d be more inclined to go along with Amored’s suggestion, at least to a certain extent: some sort of social network type environment for Avatars, which a fitness game might report user data to, say. Perhaps it could even be a way to keep track of and group your Friends, given the lifting of the 100 limit…

    That is, of course, nothing but an educated guess. On the upside it’s all the more impressive if I’m right.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    the counter looks very……
    natal’y

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Bulk Slash

    Is it something only 1 in a million Xbox users will actually care about?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. evilashchris

    Conker’s Kama Sutra workout confirmed!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    I kind of like their rebranding. Their old stuff was looking decidedly tired.

    A fitness game would make a lot of sense. Wasn’t there a story last year about an enhancement to make your avatar’s weight and height match your own?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. SplatteredHouse

    “banjo@rare.co.uk” – ah, come on now; that’s just in poor taste.

    It’s so wrong, but I just hope that in 7 days time, there’s an update, and a movie of an explosion, and a trailer starts like a live action news report, played entirely straight, warning people to evacuate from the vicinity of a perilous unexploded device. Viewers then learn that experts have been summoned, and…Blast Corps returns, signified by a team in BC branded attire bustling through the crowd of media, hair all out of place and out of breath. As the anchor prepares to seg out, thy get a few words out of hope to the viewer, the feed cuts; and in its place, 2011, in yellow shimmering text, on black. :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Len

    If only! Nice thought though…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Rare Yoga Game

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    @8: Brilliant. :D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Raining_Upwards

    It will be a Rare fitness title.

    Possibly.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. mington

    i aim to please ;)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DJ Deathstar

    If a new Blast Corps was announced i would jizz my pants for sure

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DJ Deathstar

    xbox360achievements is reporting that the time had changed to 5 days which points towards the Natal event on sunday

    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-5343-Rare-co-uk-Will-Return-With-a-Fresh-New-Look-Next-Week-Updated.html

    Now though it says 6 days so that would be the Microsoft presser

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Johnny Cullen

    Nope, it says six days for me.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DJ Deathstar

    Yeah they must have changed it to 5 then back to 6

    #24 4 years ago
  25. MushroomStamp

    Rare hasn’t made a great game in easily 5 years. They are the duke-nukem of developers as far as I’m concerned.

    #25 4 years ago