Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Banjo-Kazooie “goes home” to Nintendo Console via Switch Online

Image: Microsoft

It may be permissible to miss the biggest news buried in the latest Nintendo Direct, the real megaton that Nintendo has turned into the best 40-minute presentation ever collected.

No, we’re not talking about the elusive Bayonetta 3 gameplay release or the long-awaited Brewster Animal Crossing: Return to New Horizons. No, it was a small 3D platformer by Rare: Banjo-Kazooie that was hidden in the briefly mentioned part of the upcoming N64 game planned for the extended Nintendo Switch Online membership.

That’s right — the original Microsoft-owned Banjo game will be available soon On the Nintendo console This is the first time since it was released on the Nintendo 64 in 1998. It can also be played on the new wireless N64 controller for added reliability. bliss!

Of course, Banjo and Kazooe were already on Switch when invited to Smash Brothers Ultimate as DLC fighters, but being able to play the original game on Nintendo hardware is never possible once Rhea is purchased. That’s what many thought would be by Microsoft in 2002.

Obviously, the relationship between Nintendo and Microsoft has been more and more heartfelt for many years, not to mention the fact that it has its own amiibo, as evidenced by the advent of previous Xbox-only games such as Cuphead and Ori games. It has become a thing. — And we are at a stage where both companies are willing to reach an agreement to return the banjo to the Nintendo platform.

look? Secretly on the edge there ...
look? Secretly on the edge there …

So yeah! Switch banjo. Those illustrious Kirkhope songs quickly flow from the Nintendo Switch speakers into the lucky earholes. Are you joking that this is today’s biggest announcement of Packed Direct? …

Of course not. The best direct ever. Please agree to the comments below.