Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a Banjo Kazooie remaster on the Nintendo Switch. While it’s not exactly what was expected, a group of fans have made something better than anybody could have dreamed.
Since the original games release in 1998 (and its sequel, Banjo Tooie, in 2000), fans have been clamoring for more Banjo Kazooie.
The 2008 release of Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts abandoned the game’s core values and alienated fans, but they still hung out hope of a new addition to the franchise.
While the games have been re-released on various platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, no new games or remasters have been released by the Microsoft-owned developer Rare.
To rectify this, a group of fans have come together to bring Banjo and Kazooie into 2023.
Banjo Kazooie Remastered
A group of fans called “Project Dream” have revealed their latest creation, a remaster of the Rare classic Banjo Kazooie.
The group have spent years recreating the iconic areas from the Banjo Kazooie series, including Spiral Mountain, Mumbos Mountain and Mad Monster Mansion, to name but a few.
This is the first time fans will have seen these iconic areas re-imagined since the original game in 1998, although Spiral Mountain did appear in 2008’s Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts.
However, there is one small issue with the project. It’s not actually a video game.
Sadly, Project Dream released the images of these areas in a 20-minute Youtube video, showcasing a reimagined version of Banjo Kazooie.
The video is merely a tech demo of what a game could look like, should Microsoft task Rare with bring the bear-and-bird duo back to the big screen in 2023.
Fans have been clamoring for a remaster on the Nintendo Switch, and it seems this tech demo by Project Dream may be the closest we get for a good while.
You can see some screenshots from the Banjo Kazooie remaster below.
You can watch the full video released by Project Dream below.