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Banjo-Kazooie now available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members

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 Launching today, experience a magical adventure with an unlikely duo when the Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie Beak Bombs its way onto Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library – available to everyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Packmembership. Join a honey bear named Banjo and a breegull named Kazooie as they fly, swim and fire eggs across a multitude of wild locales on their mission to rescue Banjo’s sister Tooty from the wicked witch Gruntilda in this action game. Originally released in 1998, this marks the first time this title has appeared on a Nintendo system in over 20 years – guh-huh!

In the Banjo-Kazooie game, you’ll venture forth with the titular (sometimes-squabbling) pair on a journey that will take you from the top of Spiral Mountain, along the shark-infested Treasure Trove Cove to the icy hazards of Freezeezy Peak and back. Luckily with Kazooie spending most of her time inside Banjo’s backpack, they’re like two heroes in one! With the two of them (and you, of course) working together, nothing can stand in your way. Play the original Banjo and Kazooie adventure with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership today!

An ominous fate also awaits you next month – unless you can avert it, that is – when the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask game makes its time-twisting debut on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library in February. In this Nintendo 64 classic, Link has just three days to save the world before the moon itself comes crashing down, destroying Termina and everyone inhabiting it.

The new Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan features all the same great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but with access to classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games with added online play, as well as access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC* at no extra cost.

Members in both Nintendo Switch Online plans can enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to over 100 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game PAC-MAN 99.

Both plans also provide a great way to connect and play compatible games online with friends and family around the world. With online play in compatible games like Mario Golf: Super RushAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsPokémon Brilliant DiamondPokémon Shining PearlSuper Smash Bros. UltimateMario Kart 8 Deluxe and many others, a Nintendo Switch Online membership can help you experience everything Nintendo Switch has to offer.

Source: Nintendo of America

22 thoughts on “Banjo-Kazooie now available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members”

  1. GRUNTILDA: Ding Pot Ding Pot on the wall who is the prettiest wench of all?

    GRuntilda: This cannot be no one can be prettier than me!!

    Dont fight and scratch my little bear you’ll soon need bigger underwear!!

    Here he is the fun begins through all my trips traps Worlds and lands.

    That golden piece was just for me now harder still the game will be!!!

    Banjo I sit and watch you play all the time and cant figure out all my rhymes.

    1. Grunty, when are you going to get around to making a sequel to this post? Someone liked it. Clearly it is successful. Don’t wait around for 15 years. Get on it!

      (Good natured jest, absolutely no negative intent)

  2. Rereleasing games that were previously unavailable on Nintendo platforms during past console generations is a good way of adding value to the expansion pack service IMO. It’s a definite step in the right direction. DKR and Goldeneye would really seal the deal… here’s hoping they’re in the works and that we don’t have to wait 2 years to get them

    1. As someone who’s disappointed the in NSO expansion pack, I fully agree with this sentiment. They especially need to bring back Goldeneye, DK 64, basically all of the Rare games lol, and then some of the more cult classics like Glover and Snowboard Kids. I could be pessimistic after that part, but I’ll stay positive for once and just stick to that; it would be real great if they’d give us those special gems

  3. A little answer’s all I seek, about this game you furry geek!
    A visual challenge you stupid bear, to tell me who is it or where!
    A question on the sounds I play, get it wrong to make my day!
    Just one chance to get this right, win a joker and help it might!

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