Be it for promotional reasons, re-familiarising people with the characters, or just a plain old money grab, Microsoft, Rare and 4J Studios have teamed up to release a polished up version of the original Banjo-Kazooie to coincide with the recent release of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The first outing of bear and bird still continues to please even 10 years after release, but it also serves as a reminder of just how far we've come.
The evil witch Gruntilda, dissatisfied with her current lack of beauty, decides to kidnap Tooty, the cutest girl in the land. Tooty also happens to be Banjo's sister, and he's none too pleased about her abduction. Banjo teams up with best friend Kazooie, and runs off to rescue his sister and save the day.