Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, was recently seen on Twitter replying to fans and answering questions. One question directed to Spencer was concerning Rare’s most iconic and beloved IP, Banjo Kazooie. The user asked if the head of Xbox was still willing to allow Banjo to join the Super Smash Bros roster. This was responded with a positive remark.

Fans of the Banjo Kazooie series have been clamoring for his inclusion in Smash. This is due to developer Rare’s well-known involvement with the Nintendo 64. Microsoft purchased the company back in 2002 for $375 million in cash. Many found this to be shocking, mostly because Rare had been seen as a close collaborator with Nintendo. Releasing hit games such as Perfect Dark, GoldenEye 007, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, and Donkey Kong 64, the studio was a major factor in the 64’s legacy.

The Super Smash Bros series has not been shy about allowing a third-party character to join its roster. Other non-Nintendo IPs featured include Mega Man, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Solid Snake, and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII.

The inclusion of Banjo Kazooie would be a win for fans of the series and all gamers alike. Hopefully, this could lead to another game in the franchise that follows the same formula seen in Banjo Kazooie and its sequel, Banjo-Tooie. 

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