The time for Conker to make a big return to the gaming sphere is nearly upon us. The upcoming title received a brand new trailer, detailing some of the cool things players will experience.
Today's trailer includes a lot of new information about how Team Dakota plans to approach new Conker content. Check it out:
The game was built using Project Spark's design tools, the Xbox and PC-exclusive kit that gamers, artists and designers can use to build their very own game.
Here's a quote from the press release:
We didn’t want our community to have all the fun in bringing back Conker so we’re also building the first episode in an all new Conker adventure, called Conker’s Big Reunion. This hour long experience is meant to play like what you’d expect from a Conker game. Team Dakota has built this episode with the same simple yet powerful creation tools our community uses today so it’s also a great way to get inspired by what the Project Spark platform is capable of creating.
While it's only an hour long (a disappointing length for anyone who was a fan of Conker's Bad Fur Day or Conker: Live & Reloaded), the first episode is available for only $4.99. So the developer probably won't have to worry about complaints about the length given how cheap it's going to be when it launches at the end of the month.
If you want to develop your own Conker-based adventure, you can do so using an assets pack that will be released for Project Spark. The pack will cost $9.99, but there are more than 350 assets that will be included. So gamers will have everything they need to create a brand new Conker title or expand on the one that Team Dakota is releasing.
As mentioned in the press release, the future of Conker is mostly in the hands of gamers:
I don’t know what is in store for Conker beyond Project Spark (and Conker’s inclusion here is not limiting other plans for this irreverent squirrel), but I’m hoping that Conker’s Big Reunion is going to set the bar for how to build a great Conker game. It’s amazing how many parodies, mechanics and gags we’ve been able to pack into this first episode.
It looks like the first episode will contain plenty of diverse gameplay mechanics, taking advantage of the tools available in Project Spark. Players will enjoy a few platforming segments, some beat 'em up gameplay, and even a few scripted events where players will attempt to escape some kind of imminent danger. Judging by the trailer, it almost looks like Project Spark was designed specifically for the revival of Conker's Big Reunion.
Conker's Big Reunion will be available on April 23rd.