Rares cult classic Banjo Kazooie heads to the Nintendo Switch this October

Announced today at the Nintendo Direct and confirmed by rare the loveable bear and bird will be part of Nintendo Switch Online’s service in October. Currently, we are not clear whether this is the straight N64 port or if it’s the updated rare replay version that was modernized for the Xbox in 2015.

There is currently no word on the sequel game Banjo Tooie but this does show a willingness for Microsoft and Nintendo to play nice for game preservation and fans enjoyment with nostalgic re-releases like these

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  1. Get Nintendo fans hooked on the franchise again and then make the Remake exclusive to Xbox to tempt them to jump over.

  2. Avatar for pg2g pg2g says:

    Lol, is this the Microsoft/Nintendo deal?

  3. Avatar for BRiT BRiT says:

    I dont think it is because of what was said in the other thread:

  4. How, when the best developer for Banjo would be Nintendo themselves :smirk:

    so ideal reality would be a whole new Banjo being developed by Nintendo, but published by Xbox, day 1 on both switch and Xbox/PC.

  5. I would love to see Microsoft/Nintendo Collab and make a new banjo game for Xbox and switch.

    Nintendo make insanely good platformers, and I think a banjo reboot would do insanely well on both platforms.

    & I think it would make fans on both systems very happy.

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