Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During the special Banjo-Kazooie presentation today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explained how Microsoft was more than happy for the bear and bird to join Nintendo's all-star brawler.

Sakurai himself was "extremely grateful" and also noted how Rare welcomed the idea with open arms.

With the iconic duo now officially playable in Ultimate, some fans might be eager to relive their original outing from the Nintendo 64 era. So, how exactly can you experience the first Banjo-Kazooie right now? You can download and play it on Xbox One, of course.

Sakurai reiterated this by saying:

I know this is a Nintendo broadcast, but please, give the game a try on Xbox.

If you've been hoping the classic Banjo-Kazooie games would make a return to a Nintendo system in the near future, this probably isn't what you wanted to hear. It means you'll either have to take Sakurai's advice and play the game on Xbox One or dust off your original N64 cartridge.

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