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  • New Banjo trailer shows more of Showdown Town

    Rare’s released a new trailer of Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, showing off more of the Showdown Town mission hub bit of the updated adventure. Bits of this look beautiful, to be frank. And it’s got snow in it, so we’re fine with that. After the break.

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  • Rare ditched straight Banjo remake in favour of Nuts & Bolts

    According to this MTV piece, Rare actually set out to make a straight Banjo remake, even including the same worlds as the original, but binned the idea because it “wasn’t the way” the team wanted to go. “We started off thinking, ‘Okay, let’s do almost a clever remake of the original, where we have the […]

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  • Banjo Kazooie XBLA images released

    On Gamespot. The shots show a nice graphical upgrade for the ancient platformer. We’ll be playing this, as we’re sentimental old souls. You can get the game free with a pre-order for Nuts & Bolts, or you can wait a bit and buy it from Arcade later on. Details here.

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  • Rare outlines Banjo XBLA pre-order details

    Rare popped us a mail this afternoon to clarify how you’re going to be able to get the original Banjo-Kazooie through XBLA for free by ordering Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. From Rare’s site: This time we’ve rounded up all the details to date on the Nuts & Bolts pre-order scheme with the Banjo-Kazooie XBLA […]

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  • Banjo XBLA coming November 26

    Microsoft announced today that the Banjo-Kazooie XBLA remake will be ready to download on November 26 for 1200 Microsoft Points. For those of you can’t wait that long, if you pre-order Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, then you can get Banjo XBLA as early as November 14 along with your copy of the game. Also, […]

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  • Banjo: "This is a new concept in games"

    Banjo dev boss Salvatore Fileccia has detailed the thinking bahind Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts in a new interview with GamerScoreBlog, calling the reinvention a “new concept in games.” “This is not just a platformer,” he said. “Obviously, Banjo has a deep history in platformers, and part of that is in the game, so we […]

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  • Even more hands-on with Banjo posted

    Want to know what more sites think of the latest Banjo build? Thought so. New hands-on impressions have been posted by VG, GamesRadar and GameZine this afternoon, easily providing enough words to run you into the weekend. Hit this for more, if that lot isn’t enough.

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  • "Barely a quarter" of Banjo revealed, says Rare

    Speaking to VG at a recent London event, Rare senior animator Elissa Miller said that only a fraction of Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts has been shown so far, and that the game itself is huge. “There are two entire game worlds that nobody has seen yet – we might be revealing those at Tokyo,” […]

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  • More hands-on with Banjo, new shots posted

    Lots of new hands-on impressions from Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts just went live, so waste you evening reading what IGN, Eurogamer, Gamespot and CVG think of the Rare bear adventure. What IGN thinks: We’re quite sure Rare’s claims of endless replayability will hold true too if you get into Nuts & Bolts’ admittedly excellent […]

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  • Banjo Nuts & Bolts was originally a platformer

    According to this OXM story, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts started out as a traditional platformer before it was boosted into the vehicular behemoth we’re going to get this Christmas. Not the greatest shock in the world, but there we are. “What we didn’t want to do was to just do another Banjo Kazooie which was […]

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  • New Banjo vids posted

    On EG. There’s chopped up footage up multiplayer, the vehicle editor, Showdown Town and other stuff there. Should keep you going until the game’s launched on November 14 in the US. Still waiting on a European date, but November 17 wouldn’t be outside the realms of possibility.

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  • A good thing: Dutch Banjo and VP2 to cost more thanks to translation

    According to this Perfect-Rare story – translated from the Dutch by Gamer.tm – the Dutch (and Belgian) versions of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise are to cost more than elsewhere as they’ve been fully localised. The rest of Europe ill pay €39 for the games, while if you want to […]

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  • Banjo beginner vehicle movie filmed off-screen

    After the break. This is from Games Convention, obviously. It shows Rare’s bear transporting a bit of ice with a flat-bed lorry thing. Take a look.

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  • New Banjo Nuts & Bolts screenshots show Godzilla

    CVG has them. Have a look at these great looking screenshots that show just what stuff you can make within the game: fire-breathing Godzilla’s and huge robots! This game screams win every time we see it. Take a look. By Mike Bowden

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  • New Banjo clips show massive environments

    After the jump. Wow. Now this new Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts clip really does look good. Taken from the Games Convention show floor, it shows Banjo running and flying around an enormous environment. Unfortunately, Jovi’s ‘Living on a Prayer is blaring out in the background so you can’t really hear what’s going on. Still, […]

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  • New Banjo shots released

    Rare’s put out some new Banjo screens. Take a look on IGN. The game’s going to be shown at Games Convention this week, so expect more as we move on into the show. In the meantime, do yourself a favour.

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  • Pre-order Banjo Nuts & Bolts, get Banjo XBLA early

    Microsoft has just slapped an official date on Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts and said that those who pre-order the game will get a special code to play Banjo XBLA before everyone else. The date is November 14. But before you rush out to any old games shop to place your pre-order, be warned that only […]

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  • Banjo demo confirmed, Stop 'N' Swop explained

    Rare has confirmed to Eurogamer that a demo of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will be released before the game reaches the shelves in November, and outlined just how the Stop ‘N’ Swop component that links Nuts & Bolts to the release of Banjo-Kazooie XBLA will work. “A Marketplace demo? Yes,” said lead programmer Salvatore Fileccia. […]

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  • "Fresh" Banjo stuff behind closed doors at Leipzig, new screens released

    Rare’s George Kelion’s confirmed that “fresh” Banjo stuff will be shown behind closed doors at Games Convention in this NeoGAF post. “The build we demo’d to the press at E3 will be playable on the show floor by the public at Leipzig GC,” he said. “The press will have something extra specially fresh shown to […]

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  • New Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts shots released

    These are very cool. A bunch of new Banjo shots just appeared, and it’s all looking bright and happy. Sorely needed. Take a good look.

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