TeamXbox writes: "It's been a while since we've heard from Banjo and Kazooie, the bear and bird buddies that came from the fertile development studio known as Rare. Certainly, for owners of Microsoft game systems, part of that absence is due to the fact that Rare was owned by Nintendo until a few years ago. However, we've already seen a good quantity of Rare projects since Microsoft picked up the studio from its Redmond, Washington, neighbor, such as Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Kameo and Viva Piñata.
Thankfully, the Banjo drought is about to end with the mid-November launch of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. The game features an interesting premise, one that banks on user creativity across a series of vehicle-based challenges."