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'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' arrives at stores
By Hector Cortez Nov 11, 2008, 19:21 GMT
More than 10 years after the launch of “Banjo-Kazooie,” Microsoft and Rare are proud to announce that “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” is available at North American retailers today.
More than 10 years after the launch of “Banjo-Kazooie,” Microsoft and Rare are proud to announce that “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” is available at North American retailers today, exclusively on Xbox 360 and priced at an affordable $39.99.
In their third adventure, Banjo and Kazooie once again face off against the evil witch Gruntilda. This time around the Lord of Games (or L.O.G.), creator of all video games, has decided to step in to settle the feud between them once and for all. The winner of L.O.G’s challenges will be deemed the sole possessor of Spiral Mountain.
Players navigate six different worlds created by L.O.G., each with their own unique set of challenges. Players create their own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, sea and air. Although L.O.G’s challenges have one end goal, each player can develop their own unique solution by either building a vehicle from a myriad of parts they’ve collected, or by expanding on a pre-made vehicle.
For those who enjoy a little competition, “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” comes equipped with a multiplayer mode for the first time in the franchises’ history. Using Xbox LIVE, up to eight players can engage in various multiplayer competitions including Sumo, Soccer and Queen of the Knoll, where they can test out and show off their creations and driving skills. Players can also share their designs with the world by uploading their blueprints to the Banjo-Kazooie community Web site.
As a special treat, on November 23, players will get the opportunity to go head-to-head against the developers of “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” at Rare. A dozen artists and designers will join in the multiplayer competitions from 3-5 p.m. EST on Xbox LIVE, including Gregg Mayles, Rare’s head of design, and Salvatore Fileccia, Rare’s lead software engineer. All members of the “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” development team will be distinguishable by their unique Banjo characters, which will be sporting a pair of sunglasses, and those who get the chance to battle against Rare team members will unlock a special Achievement.