Project Spark to launch Conker episodic game and content packs April 23

The team behind Microsoft's Project Spark game creation tools for Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One will finally release the long-awaited game and content packs based on Conker April 23. The very adult squirrel was the star of Rare's classic M-rated action-platformer Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64 and its remake, Conker: Live & Reloaded, for the original Xbox.

The addition of Conker to Project Spark was first announced at E3 2014 in June but it looks like it took a little longer than first anticipated to get everything together. Three packs will be released: the first episode of the Conker's Big Reunion game, plus the Conker the Champion pack and the Conker Builder Pack. Here's what we can expect:

The experience takes place 10 years after the events of Conker's Bad Fur Day and finds Conker in need of reconnecting with his old friends. As you can imagine, things don't go according to plan. Chris Seavor provides his inimitable voice to Conker and the experience features familiar characters and challenges. Conker the Champion will also stumble his way to our other play experiences, Champion's Quest and Crossroads.As the first external IP available inside of Project Spark, we are really excited and humbled. We can't wait to see what our creators dream up next with these new assets. The Conker Builder Pack will be our largest yet. It's looking to have between 200-300 assets, including characters, props, terrain materials, visual effects, music and sound effects. It gives the community everything they need to make their very own Conker games or use the assets to make other unique games.

Pricing for the packs, which will be sold individually as well as bundled together, have yet to be revealed.

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Source: Microsoft

John Callaham