After the very recent entry of Paper Mario into the Additional Pack catalog, the game that left its mark on Nintendo 64 in 1998, It’s the turn of the iconic duo Banjo and Kazooie to arrive on Nintendo Switch Online. This addition is scheduled for January 2024.
– Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) December 10, 2024
Water has flowed under the bridges since the initial release of the title Banjo-Kazooie N64, a title which had been a colossal success when it was released. Rare, the studio that originally developed the game, is a studio from the giant Microsoft. Despite everything, this new collaboration between the two firms is not the most surprising, there have been some more recent precedents, in particular with the arrival on Switch of Ori and the Blind Forest. This brand new partnership was mentioned via a tweet from Craig duncan, the man who is at the head of Rare. It indicates there:
Always a pleasure to work with our good friends at Nintendo, I am a huge fan of Nintendo Switch Online and it is really important to preserve classic games for future generations to play.
In addition, Nintendo is renewing an operation already in place, offering a 7-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online, including those who have already taken advantage of a free trial in the past. However, this offer excludes the Additional Pack, it only concerns the standard subscription. All the information can be found on | m_id_FTrzwURGya My Nintendo. As for the Additional Pack, it currently allows you to play 11 other Nintendo 64 titles, including Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart, Super Mario and Starfox, the shooter that has seen a redesign on 3DS.