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Thu, Nov 20, 2008 | 07:32 GMT
This 1UP report contains a quote from Microsoft admitting that not all those who pre-ordered Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts received their code to get the original Banjo from XBLA, as well as a note saying the game’s release has now been delayed until December 3.
“We are aware that some consumers who preordered Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts have not received their redeem code for Banjo-Kazooie on Xbox Live Arcade,” said the firm in a statement.
“We are currently investigating the scope of this situation, but we believe it represents a small fraction of the total number of preorder customers. We encourage anyone who preordered Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and did not receive a redeem code to follow up directly with your retailer’s customer service team for resolution.”
Despite the delay, pre-orderers will still get the XBLA game a week earlier than everyone else, Microsoft’s assured.
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 15:20 BST
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. “We’ve got various different ideas. I think all the leads on the team all have their own idea what the demo should be, and it obviously makes sense for the demo to happen before the game ships. We all feel that it’s essential because the game is so different.”
On the Stop ‘N’ Swap idea, Fileccia said: “The way Stop ‘N’ Swop was meant to work originally was that there’s parts in the original Banjo that weren’t unlocked until the original Banjo realised you’d been playing the sequel, which we had to change because of the evolution of the hardware of the N64. It would’ve worked on early N64s but not the later ones.
“So that’s why we never actually released it. It was my job to actually finish it off, so you can’t imagine how many fans hate me because of that! So what we’re doing now is literally the same thing, so there is unlockables in both games that are accessible once both games realise you’ve been playing the other one,” he added.
Full thing through the link.
By Mike Bowden