Kameo: Elements of Power News

Rare Replay reveals the Kameo 2 we never got

Plus: get a glimpse of canned kart racer Fast and the Furriest.

Never-released Rare games such as Kameo 2 are finally getting time to shine via documentaries included as part of the just-released Rare Replay compilation.

Kameo 2 artwork leaks

Get a glimpse of cancelled Rare sequel.

Concept art for a planned sequel to Rare's Xbox 360 action adventure Kameo: Elements of Power has found its way onto the web, offering a tantalising glimpse at what might have been.

Moore defends Rare's Xbox work

PDZ, Kameo, Viva Piņata all good.

Microsoft's Peter Moore has paid tribute to Rare's recent product history, defending the Twycross-based developer against claims that its output has struggled to keep touch with the critical and commercial successes of its output prior to its acquisition by the Xbox platform holder.

New Kameo deck for UNO

Including new swapsies card.

Today will see the release of a new Kameo-themed deck for the Xbox Live Arcade version of UNO, and as with previous themed decks this does more than wrap the thing up in recognisable graphics.

New Kameo skins for download

Design-A-Skin contest winners.

Microsoft has announced that fans of Rare's Xbox 360 launch title Kameo: Elements of Power are set to benefit from 11 new skins.

Kameo Power Pack released

Three new modes, 400 points.

Still playing Kameo? Deliberately? Fair enough - then you might be interested to hear that the "Power Pack" has been released onto Xbox Live Marketplace.

Kameo Power Pack coming soon

New co-op modes, achievements.

Rare has announced details of its upcoming "Power Pack" update for Kameo, which adds export and time attack modes, a new competitive two-player game, 15 new achievements and worldwide leaderboards.

Kameo fans who've been waiting for more updates should swing by Xbox Live Marketplace today - not only can you download another pair of costume packs for 200 points each, but Microsoft's released the anticipated online co-op patch too.

Online co-op for Kameo

On the way very soon.

Kameo fans will soon be able to enjoy online co-op play via Xbox Live, according to a posting on the Rare website.

Hear Kameo's story

In a series of podcasts.

Microsoft has announced plans to release an eight-part series of podcasts revealing the story behind forthcoming Xbox 360 title Kameo: Elements of Power.

More videogame movies coming

Kameo and a new Resi flick.

Since when did Hollywood stop coming up with original ideas and start nicking game concepts instead? Big screen adaptations of Silent Hill, BloodRayne and Castlevania are already on the way, and now two more videogame adaptations have been announced - alas, not there's still no sign of Katamari Damacy: The Movie.

UK X360 trio at launch?

UK X360 trio at launch?

Gotham 3, Kameo, Perfect Dark.

Microsoft's Peter Moore has indicated in one of a number of promotional Xbox 360 videos doing the rounds that all three of the company's key UK first party titles, which he identifies as Project Gotham Racing 3 from Bizarre Creations and Kameo: Elements of Power and Perfect Dark Zero from Rare, will be part of the console's "launch portfolio".

That's not a cast-iron guarantee that they will launch alongside the console this "Holiday season" - mostly likely November/early December, even for Europe - but it's the clearest indication yet that all three are being positioned as key components of the Xbox 360 launch offering.

Project Gotham Racing 3 has yet to be officially unveiled by Microsoft - perhaps in an effort to avoid spoiling the European launch of Forza Motorsport on Xbox 1 today - but is almost certain to feature on Monday at the company's pre-E3 press conference.

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Rare's Kameo slips yet again

Two years on and Microsoft's $375 million deal for the UK studio is looking more expensive by the day...

Rare's long-awaited Xbox-exclusive Kameo: Elements Of Power has slipped indefinitely, with a statement on the developer's website revealing the firm's decision with publisher Microsoft to push back the launch of the title to make "several changes" to the game.