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Playtonic Starts Banjo For Super Smash Bros Campaign

Playtonic, the team made up of talented Rare developers, has started a new campaign on Twitter to try to get Banjo to star in Super Smash Bros. You may remember that Xbox chief Phil Spencer was all for Banjo appearing in the brawler and said he would be happy to work with Nintendo on this. Which character do you want to see in the Super Smash Bros DLC?

Thanks, takamaru64

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    1. i think it would be cool if phill spencer sold the right of banjo and conker to nintendo seeing as they are not being used.

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      1. Dude your the fucking best. Keep up the good work. Your gonna be really helpful with all the dlc characters. Stick around and don’t leave us hanging.

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      2. According to one Reddit poll, Daisy managed to beat King K. Rool and Banjo (no joke). But this is not really accurate to the Ballot itself and there was a high chance that many trolls voted for her. Based on the earlier results from TheNery_One (Before Banjo had an explosion of support, Shovel Knight was actually the most supported third party character. In the 4Chan poll, there appears to be a situation similar to the Reddit poll but with plenty of “trolls” voting for Wonder Red.

        So far, it;s hard to really tell what are the actual results of the entire thing.

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      3. Interesting.
        It doesnt surprise me that Shovel Knight was the most supported 3rd party character before all this stuff happened.
        I think Shovel knight will still get in though, because of how much the game helped nintendo with its eshop

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  1. I was annoyed when Mr. Spencer said he’d like to see Banjo in Smash, but I sincerely mean it when I say “It’s okay when Playtonic does it.”

    Just as long as Sakurai bases the model on the old N64 artwork everybody loves, and not the blocky FNAF Animatronic everybody hates.

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  2. Would be a dream, if Microsoft is fine with it then what’s the point of voting for him? Nintendo should just add him in anyway and then whoever is the most voted character

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    1. It’s not even their own mascot anymore, though. At this point, it’s more accurate to consider them fans of the game like us.

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  3. They had that on their facebook yesterday but I didn’t bother sending it in…… And now look what happens. An idiot sends it in :)

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    1. If Banjo gets in it doesn’t mean he’ll take the spot of K.Rool since he’s probably the most requested 1st party character with Isaac behind him.

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      1. Banjo was second-party, which is just an unofficial way of saying a third-party character being treated like a first-party during the time Nintendo owned Rare.

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    2. What can I say, I want two of the best characters Rare created (K. Rool and Banjo Kazooie) in Smash. Just the seeing these two classic characters in Smash would cause any 90’s Rare fan to cry tears of joy. I’d figured it was something worth sharing since they need some form of publicity.

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      1. I wouldn’t mind Banjo but my priority is King K. Rool. After he’s in then I don’t care who comes in afterwards.

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  4. I WANT THE 2 N64 GAMES ON WII U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If banjoe and kazooie are eligible for smash,thier first two games are eligible for wii u virtual console!

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    1. Ice Climber(s) isn’t in Smash 4 due to technical limitations, so unless they make a new version of Smash playable exclusively on the New 3DS that takes advantage of the New 3DS’s improved processing power to have a different roster, I doubt Ice Climber(s) will return.

      Our boy Roy though:

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    1. When you’re walking in the street and something bad happens to you, you’ll know why……… Piece of trash you are.

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  5. I can see this happening. After all, Banjo got his start on the Nintendo 64. So he and Kazooie deserves to be included in Smash Bros. But, can Microsoft and Nintendo really work together on this?

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    1. I agree with you!!
      But I guess I’ll be stupid enough to purchase Lucas because I’m still trying to find a main since Wolf isn’t in!
      Well let’s be honest I like Smash Bros. with or without Wolf but, the fact that for a sequel of a game they are cancelling previous characters additions (such as Roy, Wolf, Ice Climbers, Snake… even Young Link) annoys me to hell! Now I understand Roy fans.~

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  6. I’ve been wanting Banjo in Smash since Melee. There’s just so much they could use from their games to create an awesome unique moveset, plus they fit right in with the other characters, being ex-Nintendo characters anyway!

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  7. David Wise and Grant Kirkhope working in the same studio again holy shit, well if their new game is trash (hopefully unlikely) atleast we’ll know it’ll have an amazing soundtrack.

    I digress, but it does give me goosebumps seeing Rare’s veteran developers supporting their old mascot. It’s beautiful :’]

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  8. If Banjo is in smash this could also allow rareware titles in the wii u virtual console like perfect dark, conker bad fur day, jet force Gemini, aand Banjo Kazooie/tooie. One can only hope

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    1. Actually no. It will depend more if Nintendo and Microsoft can come to an agreement for all of those things.

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      1. Yeah I know that is what I am trying to say if Microsoft and Nintendo could come to an agreement for Banjo to join smash then their might be a chance that they will have an agreement that allow rareware titles on virtual console. My apologies I should of clarify what I was trying to say.

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  9. I feel that King K. Rool, Bayonetta, and Isaac should be the main priorities. Some other likely characters are Banjo, Captain Toad, Inklings, Rayman, Bomberman, Shantae, Shovel Knight, and Dixie Kong.

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  10. Microsoft would charge a premium for this, really. I’m really hoping they add 1st party chars, that’s all, People love to talk bad about Nintendo and its games for no apparent reason, but when the time comes to take advantage of one of their most successful franchises everyone wants in. I say screw you Banjo and Rare, I’ll be excited by this if/when both get back to Nintendo.

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  11. FUCK BANJO -KAZOOIE. I hope that character never gets in the smash Bros game. THERE ARE WAY MORE BETTER THIRD PARTY CHARACTER THAT DESERVED TO BE IN SMASH. NOT SOME FUCKING OLD CHARACTER THAT DIED LAST EON AGO.

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  12. FUCK ANYONE WHO WANTS THIS GAY CHARACTER IN THE SMASH GAME. YOU ARE ALL FAGS AND GO TO HELL AND BURN FOR ETERNITY JUST LIKE BANJO AND KAZOOIE

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  13. Screw Banjo. We can’t even download his fucking games off of the E-Shop. Seth Rollans, now that’s someone who deserves to be in this game. Seth Rollans should have saved his Money in the Bank briefcase and cashed it in to be a playable Smash character.

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      1. Nintendo should’ve bought the Banjo and Conker IPs from Rare regardless of how much it would’ve cost them. Could you imagine these characters in games developed by the greatest developer in the world….Nintendo EAD? Damn what a missed opportunity by Nintendo but oh well……

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  14. >>>So it’s finally confirmed, the Playtonians are Xbot supporters and whoever goes against this will be seen as an Xbot too>>>

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      1. >>>The Sonyans are nothing more than shallow graphicwhoring corrupted misguided fools, I’ll be on them after the Xbots are extinct>>>

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      2. >>>I wouldn’t even play games unless the Sonyans stopped being corrupted but never Xbots no matter what>>>

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  15. I vote for Ninja Turtle Donatello (Don or Donnie) – The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius, Donatello wears a purple mask and wields a bo staff. Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers. He is named after the early Renaissance Italian artist and sculptor from Florence, Donatello.

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  16. What they should’ve done is give Banjo back and he’ll be reborn properly. But fuck them for defending Microsoft’s hostile takeover and dismantling on Rare years ago saying they’re better off now than before…I don’t recall a shitton of shit Kinect garbage as a sign of “being a better company than before” bullshit.

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  17. I never really understood how Banjo and Conker didn’t automatically become Nintendo owned characters along with the rest of the cast of Diddy Kong Racing. Up until Rare was sold I am pretty sure they were considered by most to be Nintendo characters. still burns me how Nintendo let them leave with those series they made while they were in a partnership.

    If not Banjo, these would be the top 3rd party characters I would want, in particular not having more then one rep per company (even though I adore Bayonetta)

    -Bomberman (I guess technically hes now owned by Konami, but I still view him as being a HudsonSoft rep) Maybe could also get some cameos from Master Higgens and Bonk included with him.

    -Cecil from Final Fantasy 4 as a rep for Square. I could be wrong, but of all the Final Fantasy games, 4 has been the one released the most times on Nintendo platforms. SNES, GBA, DS and then not to mention Virtual Console re-releases. Could play similar to his Dissidia version, swapping between dark knight and paladin forms (unless the 3DS couldn’t handle that). Could even include a skin swap for him that lets you play as Terra from Final Fantasy 6 that has her switch between her human and Esper forms. Their final smash could be Meteor. Also throw in Crono or a Dragon Warrior Slime as an assist trophy

    -Earthworm Jim: A more recent pick for me, but the more I thought about it the more I want him in. He could be Smash’s version of Deadpool in Marvel vs Capcom 3, tons of 4th wall breaking dialogue and a balls to the wall bizarre fighting style. Head whip, ray guns, Snot in his back pack, head-copter and he could drop cows on people. Plus, then we could maybe get a bad ass remix of the “Anything But Tangerines” music from Earthworm Jim 2.

    -Rayman: Don’t need to really go into detail, just has great potential (unless they make an amiibo). Would be cool to have a 3D model for him and then also a 2D form based on Origins/Legends.

    -Bub & Bob from Bubble Bobble: I would really love them as a team like Ice Climbers, but I guess that would never happen. Could trap people in bubbles and their final smash could turn the entire stage into a game of Bust-A-Move. If transforms were allowed they could also become their human forms from Rainbow Islands. Also, as a Taito rep there is the potential to have a Space Invaders assist trophy added.

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  18. Unless Microsoft allows Nintendo to put the first Banjo & Kazooie game on the eShop as an N64 VC game, keep that fucking bear & bird far from Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U/3DS. The game is already lacking things that piss me the fuck off. I don’t need more stuff on it that also pisses me off.

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