Rumor: Another Banjo-Kazooie Title Hitting Our Xbox 360 Consoles! Banjo Fourie?
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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Banjo Kazooie was one of my favorite Nintendo 64 video games. After clobbering the wicked witch Grunty in the original game, out popped Banjo Tooie. For years nobody had heard from Banjo...until now! Banjo and Kazooie are rumored to be hitting our Xbox 360's yet again!
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Rumors, Rumors, Rumors...
It seems that there are always rumors flying around in the console gaming industry about new games on the horizon. We get excited about some, disappointed about others - and then lose faith when they never come through. But, this rumor about the newest Banjo-Kazooie seems to be solidifying constantly, which makes a lot of gamers happy.
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New Banjo Kazooie Xbox 360 Video Game Rumor
The very first game in the Banjo-Kazooie series was simply called Banjo Kazooie. After the release of Banjo Kazooie we were introduced to a game called Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, which never really caught on due to the fact that the game was made for the Gamebody Advance.
Banjo Tooie released for the Nintendo 64 and was a highly anticipated game for fans of the Banjo Kazooie series.
In 2005 Banjo Pilot was another title released for the Gameboy Advance.
In 2008 we saw Banjo Kazooie, Nuts & Bolts, which was a pretty disappointing release of the heroic duo Banjo and Kazooie. Fans who have waited years to see Banjo and Kazooie were introduced to a whole new element of game play. Vehicles were used in the release, which was a cool addition, but at the same time, they were overused, which took away the whole 'big adventure' aspect of the originals. The game was referred to as Banjo Threeie, till the actual title came in to play.
The confusing part about the rumored games release is its definite title. We did not see a Banjo Threeie title, but technically speaking, its already been made.
Banjo Fourie has also technically been made.
The new title that is rumored to be in development should really be called Banjo Sixie, but it won't be called Banjo Sixie. It is rumored to be called Banjo Fourie or Banjo-Kazooie 4, but at this stage it is anybody's guess. They could go back and actually give us a proper Banjo Threeie game title, which would be appreciated.
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What Can We Expect From Banjo Fourie?
Honestly at this point it is anyone's guess as to what fans of the series can expect. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts surprised us with a new added element of game play, so the next installment could introduced us to something entirely different. I however hope that they stick to the adventure on foot, and not focus so much on vehicles.
The thing that made Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo Tooie so fun were the fact that the in game environments were strewn with visual stimulation around every corner.
Nuts & Bolts was embraced by some, and others considered the vehicle addition to be a buzz kill to the original game play.
Banjo Kazooie 4, or Banjo Fourie is up in the air right now, with speculations of either bringing back the original game play but with amped up graphics thanks to the power of the 360. Others speculate it will be a mix of retro Banjo Kazooie, with a small dab of Nuts & Bolts vehicle use.
Then there is the possibility that Fourie could simply be an expansion to Nuts & Bolts, which pretty much stinks for those of you whom were looking for Rare to bring back Banjo the way it used to be.
So far all we can find are rumors circulating on the internet, and a lot of he said, she said news regarding Banjo Fourie; but like any 'wanted' video game, usually in due time it is released. With enough news circulating, and enough people begging for the title, its only a matter of time before we see it sitting on shelves.