Rare Upload Unseen Footage Of Cancelled Nintendo 64 Platformer 'Twelve Tales Conker 64'

Conkers-Twelve-Tales-Nintendo-64-Beta-FootageAs many know, Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64 originally started life as a much more gentle and polite platformer in the Rare development studios. Following early criticism around Rare’s safe and family friendly approach, Twelve Tales Conker 64 saw a radical change to the foul-mouthed adventure we know and love today. For many though, the original direction the game took is still wanted by fans of the series today. Being fully aware of this, Rare have just shared a behind the scenes look at Twelve Tales Conker 64 on YouTube.

This all new video showcasing Twelve Tales Conker 64 is presented by Rare’s animator Louise O’Connor who helped create the Nintendo 64 titles back in the day. Shortly after discussing the history behind the game, the video jumps into a selection of unseen footage of Twelve Tales Conker 64 in action. The most interesting aspect of this video is the quality of the Twelve Tales Conker 64 gameplay shown. Instead of being taken from an old video recording demonstrating the game, high quality footage is shown with anti-aliased visuals that far exceed the console's capabilities. With this in mind we can only assume that within Rare HQ is indeed a working Nintendo 64 ROM of the game, one that has been put through an emulator to capture this footage.

While it’s highly unlikely we’ll be playing an early version of Twelve Tales Conker 64 any time soon, we can still dream that one day Rare will share a Nintendo 64 ROM of the game. Either way, this video is living proof that a Twelve Tales Conker 64 ROM is out there just waiting to be played.

Twelve Tales Conker 64 (Nintendo 64) Unreleased Footage

Last Updated ( 07 November 2015 )  


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(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2015-11-07 19:51
Great stuff :)

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