Banjo & Kazooie as seen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Banjo & Kazooie as seen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Steve and Alex from Minecraft weren't the only characters under the Xbox Game Studios banner to feature in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate broadcast yesterday. At the very end of the show, game director Masahiro Sakurai gave fans a first look at the amiibo for the Rare duo Banjo-Kazooie.

It'll be arriving in 2021, and while you might need a Nintendo Switch to make use of its NFC functionality, you can still just display it as a regular figurine on your shelf. It's based on the original design, not Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

As noted by Sakurai, this is an early prototype and will be made by Nintendo:

"This is a rare prototype, which was sent to my home. It's amazing to think that an official 3D model of Banjo & Kazooie is being made by Nintendo."

And for all of the Minecraft fans out there, a Steve amiibo will be released in the future. Sakurai thinks it'll probably be a lot "easier" to produce due to its blocky design.

What do you think of this Banjo-Kazooie figure? Would you like to see Rare make use of this IP again in the future? Share your thoughts down below.

[source youtu.be]