Banjo-Kazooie Hits XBLA In November, Tooie Next Year

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Microsoft has announced that Rare's original Nintendo 64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie will be showing up for purchase on Xbox Live Arcade on November for 1200 Microsoft points. The game has been updated with with requisite achievements and mysterious graphical upgrades, which I certainly hope amount to more than bars on either side of the screen. Fans who don't want to wait quite as long will be able to pre-order the 360 entry in the series, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, for a code that allows them to download the original for free two weeks before it goes live. Rare's follow up to Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, is also slated to make an XBLA appearance in early 2009. Soon the Xbox 360 will encompass the entire bear / bird trilogy! How can it possibly contain so much awesome? Banjo-Kazooie remake appearing on XBLA November 26th [Strategy Informer]

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I wonder if anyone who's complaining about the price actually played Banjo back in the day? Damn thing had a hell of a lot more longevity than most full-price games today. With achievements and a supposed graphical upgrade, I'd say 1200 points is a bargain.