Banjo Kazooie
Banjo-Kazooie XBLA Dated; Banjo-Tooie Announced
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Microsoft are Rare announced today that the Xbox Live Arcade version of the highly popular N64 game Banjo-Kazooie will be available November 26th for 1200MSP ($15).

Be sure to remember though, pre-ordering Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts will give you a code that will give you the opportunity to get it 2 full weeks ahead of the normal release. (Assuming direct math, that would be on November 12th, the same day as Nuts and Bolts' US release.) For only a $40 price-tag that really is an amazing deal.

Additionally, they announced that the less-popular sequel Banjo-Tooie would be available on the Arcade in early 2009.


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Comment #1 by Atomic Peenut
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:04:51 PM
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iv already preordered it
but normally in the uk if you preorder a game that has somethig with it, you have to buy the game before you get the extra
surely theyre not going to give me a code for this before i get the game ?

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Comment #2 by Atomic Peenut
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:07:20 PM
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ignore that :)
just realised its out on the 14th

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Comment #3 by Hexrapper
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:07:29 PM
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I'm kinda turned off by the price, and I mean, it's a great game, and it's worth it, but I already own it on the N64 and $15 for the ability to play it on a 360 for achievements...

Hell, who am I kidding, I'll pick it up anyway =P. If I buckle in and go for Nuts & Bolts as well then I get it for free anyhow, so whatever. I'm holding off popping the cart in for another spin 'till this is released, so I'm looking forward to it =D

To #1, I'm sure they'd only give codes with the games when you pick it up.

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Comment #4 by VA5HtheSTAMPEDE
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:09:49 PM
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Conker's BFD needs to be on XBLA with achievements! :)

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Comment #5 by blackout529
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:09:58 PM
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Can't wait for both games to come out. 2 games for 39.99! A bargain!

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Comment #6 by Stuffgamer1
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:20:55 PM
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Are they really updating it enough that people will be willing to pay 1200 points? I don't mind because I reserved Nuts & Bolts already, but I'm sure SOMEBODY will complain.

@Comment #4: Not very bloody likely. I would expect Live & Reloaded on Xbox Originals, if anything. Sure, Rare could surprise us, but I doubt it.

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Comment #7 by muters
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:21:32 PM
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For $40 it's a great deal, though it appears to be £40 in the UK (double the price!) So not quite so amazing for us Brits. Good news about Banjo-Tooie though. :0)

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Comment #8 by Stuffgamer1
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:24:12 PM
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@Comment #6: Are you sure that isn't some kind of mistake on Rare's part? I can't really see them getting away with charging twice as much for a game in Europe as they do in America. Yes, games (and electronics in general, as I understand it) tend to cost more in Europe (makes importing handheld games they don't release over here very pricey), but THAT much? I would find it hard to believe more than 30 pounds, but I could be wrong.

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Comment #9 by raycharles1409
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:35:21 PM
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I have the N64 version! :D

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Comment #10 by GameGodWill
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:42:50 PM
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@comment#7 i wish £30 in uk your lucky to get 360 new release for £40 rrp is £50-55 thats bout $100-110 i think and we get most games months after america eg rock band.

But on topic they could make these achievements really hard as nintendo games are generally very in-depth with lots to collect and explore as was banjo

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Comment #11 by DerEnglaender
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:43:08 PM
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stuffgamer, the sme thign happened with vp:tip. europe gets scrwed and ms cant udnerstand why europe doesnt paly nice with them :(

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Comment #12 by Scaysie
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 05:44:30 PM
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@ Comment 7, They do charge £40 for most $40 games over here, Its a joke! Its he same with everything!

Just checked it and yes £40 for Banjo, Sort it out people! Saying that i don't know who sorts that out?

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Comment #13 by jakdaman
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:01:35 PM
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hey somtimes they do E-mail you codes if you get them free with game (pre-order) at least that what happened with me for mercs 2. (although it was only additional content for that game)

Think ill preorder this too sounds cool. never played banjo before so the free game kinda pulled me into it.

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Comment #14 by Ingles
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:13:19 PM
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I've already pre-ordered this game with for $3.00 cheaper even, so I'm only paying $37.99. You can't beat that at all! And judging from screenshot, the game does look visually enhanced quite a bit. I'm not sure about it being worth 1,200 points, but 800 definitely. I'd still pay the 1,200 points just because its a great game and Rare is my favorite development company out there for gaming if you ask me.

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Comment #15 by Kokiri
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:24:51 PM
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This was announced Yesterday...

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Comment #16 by silentbob0
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:48:10 PM
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Wow, 1200 points seems a bit steep for an old game. MS and Rare are obviously overpricing the game to make more people do the Nuts and Bolts deal instead so more people will play it. Pretty clever when you think about it.

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Comment #17 by Diaxen
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:54:23 PM
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Where in Canada can I get the pre-order code?

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Comment #18 by FinTacular
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:57:52 PM
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Seriously you have to check this out...

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Comment #19 by dakisbac
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:58:07 PM
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@16. This game is the only XBLA game I would price at 1200 MSP

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Comment #20 by muters
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 06:58:27 PM
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To be fair, 40 pounds is the standard price for a new game in the UK (in-store is usually as much as 50 pounds) and getting a free premium XBLA game is a better deal than any other game offers. Rare/Microsoft's UK pricing is no worse than any other publisher's. But honestly... with a $15 XBLA game thrown in, you're really only paying $25, which is, what, 13 or 14 quid? You'd have to wait 6 months to get a game second-hand for that price over here.

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Comment #21 by Suplemental
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 07:05:45 PM
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When i BK-NAB and get BK with it al probably just play BK more XD.

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Comment #22 by xXx3NIGM4xXx
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 07:35:47 PM
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I just got an eROCKtion..

(watching family guy)

Dude, these were my favorite games growing up. I can't f**king wait

And I got my preorder so wa-hoo!

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Comment #23 by Eighteen88
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 08:40:12 PM
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all you douches complaining about the 1200 price tag, how the hell did you buy a 360 in the first place? get a fucking job

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Comment #24 by eddie cheese
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 09:38:04 PM
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For 1200, i think its pretty good. Coz from what i can remember playing it on the n64, it was looong.

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Comment #25 by A Satyr
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:19:12 PM
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Cant wait to get Tooie, i never got a chance to finish it on N64

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Comment #26 by Skull Kid
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:34:00 PM
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If it was on the Wii Virtual Console, it would only be $10.

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Comment #27 by Cleeo 182
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:38:54 PM
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Is anyone else hoping they will announce Goldeneye soon?


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Comment #28 by slatanica
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:58:58 PM
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I actually liked Banjo-Tooie more than Banjo Kazooie.

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Comment #29 by WhiteCloverXIII
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 11:29:01 PM
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woot woot woot woot i loved banjo kazooie and tooie tooie was prob my fav thanks to grenade eggs and being able to play as mumbo hes a bad ass

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Comment #30 by PHIN1SH
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 02:35:04 AM
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Nice i want to go reserve it. Basically if you dont you get two games for one since it would be close so still not a bad deal imo

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Comment #31 by NOLDaemon
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 03:34:46 AM
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1200 points is rediculous! I remember when 800 points was expensive for an Arcade game. Now they charge 800 points for anything as "complicated" as Samurai Showdown.

Wait for the Arcade game to drop to 800 points if you don't want to buy the new 360 game. Even 800 points is too much, this is an N64 game!!

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Comment #32 by Disc07
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 06:06:53 AM
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Comment #33 by xXx3NIGM4xXx
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 06:33:35 AM
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@32, the difference in an arcade game and an N64 game should be pretty obvious. Banjo Kazooie was an adventure game, and a great adventure game at that. This game is HUGE compared to what? Castle Crashers/Braid? This game is by far much better than either, guaranteed. Castle Crashers is fun, but this is a GAME. Despite whether or not its N64 old, it still doesn't mean it isn't an epic. You seem clouded by this new generation as you can't appreciate great games. Its not really an "arcade" game per say, but an actual GAME..1200 is cheap in my opinion for a great game, but as I said, I have it pre-ordered.

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Comment #34 by mjc0961
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:12:59 PM
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Well, unless I decided to pre-order the new game and get the code for a free download, this game is going straight into the pile of overpriced games. Now Braid and Castle Crashers will have a new friend!

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Comment #35 by DeafSunchaser
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 03:49:46 PM
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price is to high i dont see why we have to pay DOUBLE than what they pay in the usa!

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Comment #36 by Almighty Tubsta
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 06:24:19 PM
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Although not my fav game i completely agree. Take something like, I dont know, Final Fantasy 5. I played it again recently a couple of years ago and got 90+ hours of gameplay. Graphically worthless but the GAMEPLAY is what its all about. I would pay 1200 points for 90 hours! thats a whole lot more than any game these days.

So stop bitching people.

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Comment #37 by Almighty Tubsta
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 06:37:09 PM
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I meant ff4, 5 wasnt as good.

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Comment #38 by EaglesFanDan05
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 11:54:08 PM
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Hands down my favorite game series of all time

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