E3 2015: Rare to Gamers: Remember When We Made Good Games?

Rare ReplayRemember back in the 90s, when Rare made really good games? I don’t even mean that in a snarky way. They genuinely made incredibly good games. Even leaving aside the Donkey Kong Country franchise, Rare had some of the best games on the market. Then they got bought out by Microsoft, and they stopped making those.

Now, they’re hoping you remember how great those games were, and that you’re willing to pay for them again instead of simply downloading emulators to play them on your computer.

That’s right, Rare is bringing us Rare Replay, an Xbox One exclusive that will allow you to play all the (non-Nintendo licensed) games Rare made through the 90s and into the early 2000s. It will include Battletoads. It will include Conker’s Bad Fur Day. It will include Perfect Dark.

And it will only cost you $30! Sure, many of these games have been available as digital downloads in various company stores, and sure, every single one of these games is easily available for free via the magic of emulation, but that hardly matters! Of course you want to pay $30 for the ability to play these games with your Xbox One controller!

No word yet on whether or not they’ll be releasing new costumes as day-one DLC.