Nintendo has announced Nintendo Switch Online adds the original Banjo-Kazooie soon, the latest classic re-release for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Nintendo Switch Online adds Banjo-Kazooie on January 20th, via the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online app. Banjo-Kazooie was originally release for the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, and both the game’s IP and developer Rare are now owned by Microsoft.
The previously released Nintendo 64 game on the platform was the Paper Mario port – read more about that here in our other report.
Here’s a brief rundown on the classic game:
This action game, released for the Nintendo 64™ console in 1998, features an unlikely pair: a Honey Bear named Banjo and a Breegull named Kazooie. Together, the duo embark on a wild quest that makes use of their wide range of combined special moves. It all starts when the wicked witch Gruntilda kidnaps Tooty, Banjo’s little sister, and Banjo and Kazooie set out to bring her back—venturing from Spiral Mountain, along the shark-infested coastline of Treasure Trove Cove, through the icy perils of Freezeezy Peak, and beyond. But with Kazooie spending most of her time inside Banjo’s backpack, they’re like two heroes in one! Though they may squabble from time to time, with the two of them working together, nothing can stand in their way. Now you can join them on this journey into a magical world of adventure!
Here’s a new trailer:
Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online is part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, a new subscription tier that launched in October 2021. It adds classic Nintendo 64 alongside Sega Genesis games to Nintendo’s online service.