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Nintendo and Microsoft collaborate to bring Banjo-Kazooie home in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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June 11th, 2019 other Microsoft
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Nintendo and Microsoft collaborate to bring Banjo-Kazooie home in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo is collaborating with Microsoft to bring Banjo-Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The new was unveiled during Nintendo’s E3 Direct. The duo’s reveal was humorously similar to the one that Nintendo pulled when King K. Rool was announced, as the Duck Hunt Dog made a silhouette of the bird and bear.

Banjo-Kazooie was created by Rare, with the company itself being owned by Microsoft since the early 2000s. However, the pair’s roots are cemented in Nintendo with the first two releases in the series landing on the N64.

Dragon Quest XI

Alongside Banjo, Hero from Dragon Quest XI was revealed as the third downloadable character.

Both characters will be available to download as part of the Smash Fighter Pass, with Hero arriving in the summer and Banjo-Kazooie in the autumn.

You can see all our E3 coverage right here.

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Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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