Banjo and Kazooie have long been beloved characters for the Nintendo community, and ever since Rareware was sold to Microsoft some years ago, the idea of these characters being included in the ultimate celebration of Nintendo characters, Super Smash Bros., has been but a mere pipe dream for fans. There’s a very dominant notion that because Microsoft is a competitor to Nintendo, they would never make a deal to have Banjo and Kazooie appear in Smash, no matter Nintendo’s offer. As it turns out, quite the opposite is true, as just tweeted by Microsoft’s own Phil Spencer.
“I think it would be cool if Banjo was in the next SSB DLC. We’ve worked with Nintendo on Rare IP before, no issues.” — Phil Spencer
it’s official, folks. Banjo and Kazooie are a very possible candidate for DLC in Super Smash Bros. Head on over to the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot and cast your vote if you want to see the lovable bear and bird to appear as playable fighters!