Banjo-Tooie on Xbox Live Arcade this April


Banjo-Tooie, the sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, will be released on Xbox Live Arcade this April. Like the BK XBLA port, BT‘s graphics will be updated: 1080p and a smooth frame rate. I seem to recall BT having a pretty rough frame rate back on the N64, so this is more than merely a new coat of paint.

There’s no exact date beyond April, I’m afraid.

In other Banjo-Kazooie news, Rare says it has a, and I quote, “”li’l sum’n sum’n that we’ve got on the boil to spice up Nuts & Bolts.”

Or, in English, Rare could be planning some good ol’ fashioned downloadable content for us.

To be honest, as much as I enjoyed Fallout 3, for all 10 hours that I played it—that’s how I play these days, I put in a good weekend then never play again—I’d sooner play Banjo-Tooie. At least it’s fun and joyful, and not dark and depressing. What am I, Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road? (That’s a yes, by the way: I very much am.)