After weeks of rumors about a collaboration in between Microsoft and Nintendo, a brand-new challenger has appeared. Yes, our furry platforming buddies Banjo and Kazooie are signing up with Nintendo’s 70- plus character lineup forSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Considering that release,Super Smash Bros. Ultimatehas actually had a number of DLC characters, including Joker fromPersona 5, and Piranha Plant from the Mario games. With Banjo-Kazooie, Nintendo can technically now state that it has characters from both Sony, Microsoft, and Sega under its belt, which is absolutely wild to think about. Approved, this announcement most likely won’t be a surprise to anybody who was focusing:
@PedroDarkinson I think it would be cool if Banjo remained in the next SSB DLC. We’ve dealt with Nintendo on Rare IP in the past, no concerns.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 3,2015
Of course, Banjo-Kazooie is no stranger to Nintendo platforms– the duo originally premiered on Nintendo 64 hardware, back when Rare wasn’t owned by Microsoft. Aside from re-releases, we haven’t seen much of either character because 2008’sNuts & Bolts,which was released for the Xbox360
While Nintendo didn’t reveal a cost point for Banjo-Kazooie, it deserves noting that they’ve said that each “challenger pack” will individually cost $5.99 each. Opposition packs included a new fighter, stage, and music tracks. All presently prepared challenger packs will be out by2020 If we include Banjo-Kazooie to the list, which now also consists of Dragon Quest’s hero, that implies there are two more characters left to expose. A “fighters pass” is likewise buyable, which bundles all DLC packs for $2499, making them available as quickly as they’re out.