Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts $39.99 with FREE Banjo XBLA code when preordering

Ready your spring-loaded propeller boat and fasten your seatbelt, "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" is hitting U.S. store shelves on November 14, and pre-orders begin today. For the retail price of $39.99, those who pre-order at participating retailers will get in on all the Banjo fun right off the starting line, and as a special bonus, will also receive a free download code for the original "Banjo-Kazooie," launching on Xbox LIVE Arcade later this fall.

As Kazooie likes to say, "The early bird gets the worm." Since the original "Banjo-Kazooie" will not debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade until a couple weeks after "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" releases, pre-ordering the game gives you a two-week head start on the Arcade title and the opportunity to take advantage of "Stop N' Swop" before anyone else. "Stop N' Swop" rewards players' accomplishments in the new game with extra content and features in the Xbox LIVE Arcade game, giving fans who pre-order "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" the chance to experience more Banjo action than ever.

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thereapersson3742d ago

I'm definitely going to take advantage of this offer, at the very least for the price tag, if not the XBLA stuff.

LossTheEarthbreaker3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

I just hope it's not releasing at 40 bucks because it's missing something.

Reminds me of Test Drive Unlimited, which released at a low price (I think 40 bucks), which led a lot of people to think twice about buying it, even though it did indeed include a full game (with lots of content; speaking of which, I think I'll go play it now).

I may hold off on pre-order just because I'm not sure I care about the original Banjo.

Dark_Vendetta3741d ago

I would do this the first day they allow to preorder, but I bet this deal won't be available in Germany :(.I would appreciate it if someone could tell me which german retailers do often have such offerings (in Munich)

littletad3742d ago

I'm all for great prices, but that $39.99 price tag concerns me a little. Every time a game has been released in that price range, well the content resembles a $40 game. I just hope it wasn't bogged down and price reduced simply because it's lacking something.

GMR_PR3742d ago

You have a good point. It does make me wonder.

Hellraizer3741d ago

So Lair, Haze, too Human and Alone in the Dark are awesome 60$ games? ;)

lodossrage3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

The difference with those games is that they were expected to all do well. Hence the price. They dropped AFTER they were proven to be poorly received (yes too human will suffer that fate as well). Shadow Run and Two worlds also shared the mentioned games fate

But with a Brand New, first party, supposed "AAA" game getting that kind of price BEFORE it even comes out says volumes for the fact that the game MIGHT be lacking.

The price itself says to a customer that the game might not be all that great. MIGHT be good. But nothing special

I mean come on, look at Alone in the Dark for ps3. It "supposedly" will be an enhanced version yet it will STILL carry the budget pricing

Cheeseknight283741d ago

Let me try and settle this issue.

Rare's first 3 forays on the 360 sold at best, average. Perfect Dark Zero, Grabbed By the Ghoulies, and Viva Pinata all sold decent, with only Perfect Dark breaching a million. Obviously, Rare wants to sell more games.

Thus, they put Viva Pinata 2 and Banjo-Kazooie at $40. Not only does it help the holiday cash strain, but it also helps people make an impulse buy because they aren't $60. With any luck, they will both sell a million and Rare will be on top again.

Ontop of this, anyone who loved Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie but doesn't own a 360 now has a reason to get one - and with the game only at $40, they have a little more reason to buy the system purely for the game.

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socomnick3742d ago

Thats a really great price. I definitely want.

IzKyD13313742d ago

why is it 40 bucks anyway?
is it not a full game? and is this not M$ who is publishing the game?

pwnsause3742d ago

its $40 because they want people to buy it, they think it has potential to become a forgoten title, no one wants that to happen, basically in a Patapon situation, remember Sony dropped the price on Patapon on launch day so it wont end up what i just said, a forgoten title, with a potential for a sequel.

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