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Xbox Studio Rare "Very pleased" with the arrival of Banjo-Kazooie on Switch

Xbox Studio Rare “Very pleased” with the arrival of Banjo-Kazooie on Switch

It was a sweet and bitter moment yesterday when Banjo Kazooie You have gained access to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack service.

It’s great to see the famous duo of British developers returning to the Nintendo platform after such a long time. It’s now been nearly 20 years since Microsoft bought Rare, and nearly 24 years since the original Banjo-Kazooie game was released on the N64, if you’re counting.

Leigh Loveday, a writer and designer who joined Rare in the 1990s, used the Switch Online version of the game to bring to life the Nintendo era. For a new generation of Nintendo:

“The issue of rare classic games coming to Switch Audiences is an issue that people have been asking for for a long time, so we’re really excited to be working with Nintendo to bring Bear and the Bird to this platform.”

And in case you were wondering, the Switch version is the “original” N64 as many will remember it:

This version of Banjo-Kazooie keeps the game exactly as it was, along with the other available titles, the original Nintendo 64 version as you remember it. A new wave of players into a washing machine from Mumbo Jumbo, who has walked away from Snacker the Shark and encounters Grunty’s Furnace Fun for the first time.”

In addition to the kind words shared on Rare’s blog, here are some other posts shared by Rare and some of the team members who have worked on Banjo-Kazooie:

Today, Rare is arguably the most popular service on Xbox and PC sea ​​of ​​thieves. The team is also currently working on EverwildA fictional title shrouded in mystery.

Will you try Banjo-Kazooie on Switch this weekend? What other rare N64-generation games would you like to see back on the Nintendo hybrid platform? Tell us below.

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