Phil Spencer talks about the arrival of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros.
Banjo-Kazooie is back but maybe not as we imagined, before starting the E3 2019 we informed you that a completely new design by Banjo had been leaked with its typical backpack with the Rare gold logo. As you can imagine, fans of the franchise have seen clear signs of the return of this legendary saga. Since 2008 we haven't got a new version of Banjo-Kazooie on Xbox, the last one was Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, which works much better on Xbox One than on Xbox 360 thanks to backwards compatibility.
Yesterday during the E3 Nintendo Direct, the big N surprised everyone with the announcement of the constitution of Banjo-Kazooie as a playable character in the Nintendo Switch fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a fighting game in which iconic characters participate such as Super Mario Bros, Sonic, Solid Snake, Link or Street Fighter Ryu. Being a character belonging to Rare (Xbox Games Studios), Phil Spencer wanted to express his opinion on the arrival of Banjo-Kazooie at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Phil Spencer: "I think it's nice that Banjo is Smash »
It's not a secret relations between Microsoft and Nintendo are very good, without going any further than Nintendo Direct itself, where Banjo-Kazooie was announced as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character also served to confirm the arrival of Minecraft Dungeon and Super Lucky's Tales, two games that also belong at Xbox Games Studios, Nintendo Switch
It seems that the head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer he loves this collaboration, The magazine Kotaku asked directly to the jefazo of Xbox what he thought of the Banjo signature of Smash, this is what he said:
We are one of the largest publishers third parts in Switch, so we have good relationships with your team, even more after including this character in Smash, so it was just part of the association relationship we have with them. There was no call from the CEO to CEO for this deal, people have always asked me about social networks for many years: "I'd like to have banjo in Smash? "And I've always been open to this.
I think it's nice that Banjo is in smash