Project Spark

Microsoft Studios has released a teaser for the ‘Conker’ DLC that is going to be in Team Dakota’s ‘Project Spark,’ the digital canvas game be used to make games that was released back in October.

Entitled ‘Conker’s Big Reunion,’ the DLC add-on for ‘Project Spark’ will be an ongoing episodic series set ten years after the events of Rareware’s ‘Conker’s Bad Fur Day’ released back in 2001. The first episode of the series is expected to release on April 23.

Similar to its predecessors, ‘Conker’s Big Reunion’ will also feature an adult flavor. According to the add-on’s creative director Henry Sterchi, fans will not be disappointed.

“We currently don’t have our ESRB rating back so we’re not sure, but the focus was to be true to the Conker spirit” said Sterchi regarding its tone. “This meant self-deprecating humor, jokes referencing the original, game jokes and parodies, partying, some adult language, acting quite silly, a bit of violence, and a lot of poo of course. Conker has always had a wit to the humor and we focused a bit more on the layered joke approach this go around, but there’s definitely some shock value moments and a bunch of “I can’t believe he/they just said that” types of laughs.”

Fans will also be happy to know that Chris Seavor, the voice actor of Conker and creator of the video games, will be returning to reprise the role.

“When the opportunity for ‘Conker’ came up, we reached out [to Rare] and shared our general plan to make sure we were on the right track,” stated Sterchi. “As we got near E3, we knew we needed the original Conker, so we reached out to Chris Seavor, who was no longer at Rare. When we shared the plan and showed him what ‘Project Spark’ was, he was excited to bring in ‘Conker’. Rare gave us all the original assets we’ve needed, including the original music. Pretty much everything from tone, to scenarios, to music, etc. Rare has given feedback and help all along the way, it’s been tremendous. They really care immensely about the characters and giving them to the fans to create with.”

On top of its playable story, ‘Conker’s Big Reunion’ will also feature a plethora of content for ‘Project Spark’s’ game-building tools, featuring 200-300 assets spanning characters, music, props and sound effects for gamers to use.

Those interested in playing the first episode of ‘Conker’s Big Reunion’ in April will only need to download the free version of ‘Project Spark’ in order to play it.

The first episode of ‘Conker’s Big Reunion’ will release on April 23 for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC as a DLC add-on for ‘Project Spark’, which is also available for the same platforms.