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New Christmas Song by Three Wise Rare Veterans

Last Updated on December 10, 2022

A new band have emerged consisting of some of Rare’s most renowned names, David Wise, Grant Kirkhope, and Kevin Bayliss. Together, they are known as Retro-Fusion who released a Christmas single based on video-games.

If you follow Rare and know they’re history, you may be familiar of Kirkhope’s work on Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata and Mario + Rabbids by Ubisoft. Being a music composer, Wise created tracks from the Donkey Kong Country games, the score for Tropical Freeze. Later, he composed music for Sumo Digital’s Snake Pass and Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee. Bayliss is revered for the redesign of Donkey Kong, and the original designs for Battletoads, Diddy Kong Racing, Killer Instinct and Yooka-Laylee.

Kirkhope expressed his heartfelt emotions of producing this unique tune. On his Twitter, he stated “I always wanted to do a cheesy Xmas tune in the grand tradition of the UK Xmas hits that were huge when I was a teenager. This year it happened”. He encourages Christmas spirit by demanding, “You’re only allowed to listen if you’re wearing a Santa hat, it’s obligatory!”.

After listening you’ll have a whole new track Christmas track stuck in your head. It really gives you that Christmas earworm that doesn’t leave until January. Even its adorable retro style animation is undoubtedly charming. Certainly a pays homage to all the gamers out there that who simply “want a video game for Christmas”.

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