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Rare Replay Collection Announced for Xbox One, Includes 30 Games

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The list of games included in this Rare collection. (Image by Rare)

A new collection is out this summer celebrating the 30th anniversary of Rare.

Rare Replay, a collection featuring 30 games from the developer’s 30-year history, will release on Aug. 4 for $29.99 exclusively on Xbox One, Rare announced during Microsoft’s E3 conference on Monday.

The games in the collection range from the ZX Spectrum, Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64 and Xbox 360.

Rare Replay features games like Perfect Dark (2000), Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001), Battletoads (1991), the Banjo Kazooie franchise, Viva Pinata (2006), Killer Instinct: Gold (1996), the studio’s first game Slalom (1986) and other retro titles, some going back to the ZX Spectrum like Knight Lore (1984) before Rare was founded by Tim and Chris Stamper. The full list can be viewed here.

Each game is selected from a theater-like gallery, with every title also getting its own overview hub before launching into play. Some of the older retro games have a visual filter option that replicates what it was like to play on old console hardware and televisions. Some games will also have cheats like infinite lives, infinite time or a rewind mode to make them more accommodating to modern players, according to IGN.

There will be 10,000 Gamerscore across all the games in Rare Replay.

Rare was formed in 1985 and developed games almost exclusively for Nintendo platforms throughout the years before being purchased by Microsoft in 2002. In recent releases the studio worked on the Kinect Sports line of games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Rare also announced its new project at the E3 conference called Sea of Thieves, an MMO-style game with pirates, releasing in holiday 2016 exclusively for Xbox One.

Watch the reveal trailer for Rare Replay:

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