Rare shows “Fat Banjo” concept art

Monday, 19th May 2008 12:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Some lovely bits of early art from Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts here, showing some of the creative process behind the new Banjo model and the “Fat Banjo” that never was. From Rare’s site:

This exclusive Nuts & Bolts concept art by Rare’s Ryan Stevenson shows us that they toyed with all sorts of ideas before settling on the design we see in the game today. As we know from the storyline, Banjo is in retirement, and completely out of practice, so there is a whole section in the concept art called Fat Banjo.

Take a look. The game’s out this year. For all our Banjo coverage so far, hit this.



  1. Psychotext

    Banjo for the modern console generation!

    #1 7 years ago
  2. pjmaybe

    /inserts inevitable “tailored for the American market” comment

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Psycho: Speak for yourself! My slim Bourne Conspiracy T-Shirt suits me fine.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    But does he shit in the woods?

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    morriss: I was under the impression that the size of your particular T-Shirt was “big boned”.

    #5 7 years ago

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