Nintendo Switch Online adds Banjo-Kazooie to N64 games lineup

Rare’s 1998 Nintendo 64 action-platformer Banjo-Kazooie is concerning the Nintendo Change Online + Growth Load membership service on Jan. 20, Nintendo revealed Tuesday. It’s the 11th Nintendo 64 video game for Nintendo’s premium tier of the Nintendo Change Online membership service.

Nintendo Change Online + Growth Load expenses $49.99 every year for a specific user, and $79.99 every year for a household strategy (for as much as 8 users). The higher-priced tier of Nintendo Change Online likewise grants access to Sega Genesis video games and the Pleased House Paradise add-on for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Banjo-Kazooie stars Banjo the bear and Kazooie, a Breegull, on a cooperative experience to, in timeless Nintendo style, rescue an abducted enjoyed one: Banjo’s sibling Tooty. Here’s the video game’s main description from Nintendo:

All of it starts when the wicked witch Gruntilda abducts Tooty, Banjo’s little sibling, and Banjo and Kazooie set out to bring her back—venturing from Spiral Mountain, along the shark-infested shoreline of Gold mine Cove, through the icy hazards of Freezeezy Peak, and beyond. However with Kazooie costs the majority of her time inside Banjo’s knapsack, they’re like 2 heroes in one! Though they may squabble from time to time, with the two of them working together, nothing can stand in their way. Now you can join them on this journey into a magical world of adventure!

Since Banjo and Kazooie’s debut on N64, developer Rare has created a mix of sequels and spinoffs starring the duo. That includes sequels Banjo-Tooie for N64 and Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge for Game Boy Advance, and the kart racing game-inspired Banjo Pilot, also for GBA. Banjo and Kazooie’s many recent stand-alone video game, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, was launched for Xbox 360 in 2008. Banjo and Kazooie resurfaced as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where they were launched as DLC fighters in 2019.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.