The creators of Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark and many other franchise favourites was recently quizzed on potential 3DS development.
Despite working full time for Microsoft on various Xbox 360 projects since becoming a first party almost a decade ago, there have been various projects for Nintendo's portables - GBA and DS - including Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise, Diddy Kong Racing DS and various ports of the Donkey Kong Country series.
The continued work on the Nintendo portable scene has spurred fans to ask Rare whether there are any plans for 3DS titles. The short answer is: none at the moment, but not to rule it out entirely.
No 3DS plans have been announced, and I've heard nothing along those lines, though of course that's not an outright denial as there are bound to be all sorts of things going on at a high management level that most of us know nothing about (and, conversely, things we do hear that are apparently not true at all - those personal hovercrafts are taking far longer than expected). So that's the best you'll get for now. Thanks for the reminder to nick my son's 3DS and have a stab at Kid Icarus though.
What franchises would you like Rare to bring to the 3DS table if the studio start work on Nintendo's latest portable?