It was one of the most applauded ads of the past E3 2019. The great duo Banjo Kazooie will fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the joy of the fans of this fantastic fighter video game but … was it easy to make this dream come true? The Japanese creative Masahiro Sakurai has admitted that yes, that his team had it very easy when making use of characters linked to the history of Nintendo, but now owned by Microsoft.
The desire for Seeing Banjo Kazooie in the Smash Bros. series has been “incredibly high” ” In the Western market “for a long time”, I have recognized the Japanese creative in the Famitsu pages. ” Even after King K. Rool and Ridley, the requests kept coming, ” confesses the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.
” While Banjo & Kazooie are originally from Nintendo 64, and therefore its inclusion in Smash Bros should have been natural, now they are owned by Microsoft ” recalls Sakurai. ” Microsoft and Nintendo are rivals in the console market. And normally you think you should not help a rival. & Quot; However, those of Redmond made it easy to give up their characters, without forgetting Rare, who also collaborated in this great initiative.
Do not forget that shortly after the announcement, the head of Xbox showed his joy to see Banjo Kazooie in Super Smash Bros.