For a lot of N64 house owners again within the day, Uncommon was on the high of the sport. Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie have been two of the most effective platformers on the system and the bear and chook combo grew to become iconic figures within the platforming mascot period. Followers have been determined for what they dubbed ‘Banjo-Threeie’, and that want nonetheless lingers in the present day.
Earlier than we leap in, we all know there are Banjo-Kazooie sequels on the market. Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge was a nice try at bringing the duo to the GBA. And Nuts & Bolts? Is determined by who you ask… Neither of those are Banjo-Threeie in many individuals’s eyes. So go away it to Challenge Dream, creators of the remastered trailer for Banjo-Kazooie from final yr (who’ve additionally performed one for the sequel), to place its coronary heart, soul, and jiggies into making a Banjo fan’s dream.
The mission is nothing wanting exceptional, beautiful, stunning, attractive — each beautiful adjective you possibly can consider, we’re throwing them on the trailer. The mission is about 22 years after Banjo-Tooie and sees the growing old bear tackle Grunty as soon as once more as she amasses a military to satisfy her closing revenge.
From the appears to be like of it, transformations aren’t merely spells that flip the bear and chook into completely different animals or objects — this time, the duo can flip into completely different shapes. There is a pixelated Banjo driving a picket toy prepare monitor — maybe a bit Diddy Kong Racing reference? — and one among Banjo that appears like he is made out of cardboard. How totally charming.
Every of the worlds appears to be like unbelievable, identical to they’re straight from an actual Banjo-Kazooie recreation. And the accompanying music from Darkish-Grunt Music is simply the icing on the cake. The eye to element is staggeringly good, and we actually need somebody to inform us that is actual.
Nicely, sadly, outdoors of the trailer, it is not. Challenge Dream, cleverly named after the RPG that grew to become the premise of Banjo-Kazooie, has mentioned that there aren’t any plans to create an precise, playable demo of Banjo-Threeie.
We’ll cling on to this trailer for pricey life and watch it over and over. We might have teared up at this as soon as, or twice, or perhaps 5 instances. You may watch the entire thing beneath.
Remember to take a look at Challenge Dream’s YouTube channel to see snippets of reimagined ranges from each N64 Banjo video games. You will be mesmerised.
Tell us what you consider this fan-made trailer down beneath!