Rare, Ltd.

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The classic Rare logo (1994-2003)
Rare Ltd.'s current logo since 2010.

Rare, Ltd. (also known as Rareware and simply Rare) is a British video game company that currently makes games for Microsoft's Xbox One. Before Microsoft bought Rare in its entirety in 2002, Rare developed several games featuring characters from Nintendo's Donkey Kong series. They are responsible for bringing him back into his first starring role since Donkey Kong 3 in his own adventure - Donkey Kong Country. Therefore, Rare is to thank for the Donkey Kong Universe as it is known today, with characters such as Diddy Kong and the Kremlings. Even though Microsoft bought the rights to Rare, Rare can still develop games on handheld systems, because Microsoft is not competing in the handheld industry. This is why Rare was able to develop Diddy Kong Racing DS.

Donkey Kong games[edit]

Canceled games[edit]