Rareware left an undeniable mark in Nintendo history thanks to the Donkey Kong Country series, but it’s the old bear and bird that endeared them to many. Banjo-Kazooie is now playable via Switch Online, and though the most googly-eyed developer of our childhoods is a part of the ever-growing Xbox family these days, they still had some kind words for this N64 homecoming.
With bear and bird out now on Switch, you've another way to bop that witch! To celebrate, we've outfitted ours with red and yellow 'con for Kazooie's plumage and Banjo's shorts respectively. Whether you're revisiting their world or it's your very first trip, we hope you have fun! pic.twitter.com/6X8neRuS73
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) January 21, 2022
Along with this lovely photo complete with a B&K inspired Joy-Con color choice, Rare shared a Banjo-Kazooie primer on the series. This includes all the series’ console titles (sorry Grunty’s Revenge and Banjo-Pilot) as well as some info and resources for anyone just learning about this backpack-toting duo.
It’s a nice reflection, and even nicer to see Rare recognizing their iconic creation in a world where Sea of Thieves is their bread and butter. More power to them, but here’s hoping more of their library joins the Switch Online Expansion Pack.