Uncommon’s Banjo-Kazooie – starring the bear and hen who made a reputation for themselves in the course of the Nintendo 64 era – is rumoured to be making a return.
Within the newest episode of the Nate the Hate Nate the Hate podcast, recreation developer Fashionable Classic Gamer prompt a revival could possibly be on the way in which, primarily based on some issues he had been listening to across the trade.
Here is precisely what he needed to say (thanks, VGC):
“I’ve spoken to lots of people, and I’m not an insider, I’m a developer, however generally I hear issues and I used to be at GDC earlier this 12 months and there have been some individuals speaking about Banjo.
“I’ve heard that Banjo’s developing for months now, from completely different individuals. One thing’s occurring with Banjo, what I can’t inform you is what that’s.”
MVG doubled down in a follow-up remark, stating how he “feels fairly strongly” that one thing associated to Banjo could possibly be introduced in the course of the Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase later at present (UK time).
The final entry within the collection Banjo-Kazooie: Nutz & Boltz was launched solely on the Xbox 360 in 2008, it was arguably a recreation that did not stay as much as the legacy of the Nintendo 64 originals from 1998 and 2000.
Though the IP is now the property of Microsoft, as Nintendo Change followers will know – the well-known duo have returned on numerous events to Nintendo platforms. Most not too long ago, Banjo-Kazooie appeared as a DLC fighter in Tremendous Smash Bros. Final, and earlier this 12 months, the unique Nintendo 64 basic received launched on Nintendo’s Change On-line service.
Banjo-Kazooie is not the one old-school Uncommon recreation rumoured to be returning. There’s robust proof that the basic first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 (initially launched on the Nintendo 64 in 1997) can be getting revived. Some hypothesis has even led to theories a couple of potential Change On-line launch of the unique title.
Would you be eager about seeing the N64 icon Banjo-Kazooie return, even when a brand new recreation wasn’t introduced for a Nintendo platform? Inform us down under.