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Banjo-Kazooie Joins The Nintendo Switch Online N64 Expansion Pack

Nintendo revealed their latest addition to the Nintendo Switch Online N64 Expansion Pack as Banjo-Kazooie arrives today. Heralded as one of the best games to ever grace the late '90s console, the platformer has had a unique history over the years with a dedicated fanbase who want to see it come out and be revitalized in several different ways. And seeing as how it's been 12 long years since we had a new game, anything players can get from the franchise is a godsend. Even the addition of the characters to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was an amazing experience for some. Now the N64 title is available for all Switch users who subscribe to their retro systems. Here's a quick rundown of the game.

Banjo-Kazooie Joins The Nintendo Switch Online N64 Expansion Pack
Credit: Rare

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. 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! Banjo-Kazooie is available starting today for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Banjo-Kazooie Joins The Nintendo Switch Online N64 Expansion Pack
Credit: Nintendo

Banjo-Kazooie is a welcome surprise for the N64 library on Nintendo Switch online as the company has pretty much had a dropoff in content during 2021 for their retro systems. It's been nearly three months since the N64 version was released and it still only has a handful of games on it. Not to mention the fact that the SNES version stopped adding games months ago despite still having many Nintendo-made titles that could be added. It would be really nice if Nintendo not only kept releasing games for these but also reached out to their fans and asked them what they'd like to see added to these digital consoles, since, you know… they're paying money to access them every year.

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