Unofficial Sequel 'Banjo-Kazooie Returns' In Development For Nintendo 64

Banjo-Kazooie-Returns-AnnouncedFor many the likes of Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie are the definitive 3D platformers. While the genre may no longer be as popular as it once was, various projects such as the recent Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter are hoping to revive those magical moments - as are Nintendo 64 ROM hackers too. The recently announced Banjo-Kazooie Returns is an unofficial sequel to Rare's 1998 hit for the 64-bit system, created by hacking in new worlds and music to the original game.

Although this follow up is yet to be released, developer Michael Koczwara has been postin various screenshots and trailers online showcasing what's in store for Banjo-Kazooie fans in the near future. Aside from promising as many new levels as the original had to offer, Koczwara is being rather tight lipped about what else this upcoming ROM hack will bring. Furthermore, no release date has been set due to the game being a spare-time project of Koczwara's, although he has stated that another teaser trailer will be uploaded sometime in July.

As Banjo-Kazooie Returns has been created by tinkering with the existing Banjo Kazooie Nintendo 64 ROM, the chances that you'll be able to play this on the original hardware (via an Everdrive 64 flash cartridge) is very high. With this in mind, don't be surprised if upon release you start seeing fan-made cartridges with Banjo Kazooie Returns on them. Until then though, stay tuned for more updating on this promising development

Banjo-Kazooie Returns Trailer

Link: Banjo-Kazooie Returns Development Thread

Last Updated ( 16 May 2015 )  


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(Link to this comment) milamber91 2015-05-17 07:48
Very cool!!!!!!!!!!! !!
Going to share this right now :)) who else is excited about this?
(Link to this comment) Marsmite 2015-05-17 09:48
This IS cool. I kinda feel lucky that I didn't play the originals yet and have that to look forward to :-)

...if only they were on the 3DS eShop :/
(Link to this comment) Retro Invasion 2015-05-19 13:55
Shame as It will be shut down before it goes any where.

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