The bird and bear have been absent on Xbox systems for what feels like a lifetime now, with very little mention outside of 2008's Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The pair made an appearance again in 2015 as part of Rare Replay, but only to serve as bundling the original Nintendo 64 games into its package.
One of the series' original creators Steve Mayles recently mentioned how their addition into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch "could well be the game that saved Banjo-Kazooie", while the franchise's original composer Grant Kirkhope also said he "doubt[s] we’ll ever see" a new game.
With the resurgence of platformers underway and classic platforming legends returning, such as Crash Bandicoot and Psychonauts 2, could Banjo-Kazooie return or did the series end with Nuts & Bolts?
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