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Phil Spencer Leaves Door Open for Banjo's Inclusion In Super Smash Bros. DLC


Xbox chief Phil Spencer has potentially left the door open for the future inclusion of characters from the Microsoft-owned Banjo-Kazooie franchise as DLC in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

With Nintendo recently opening up a ballot for users to suggest the characters they’d most like to see as future inclusions to the fighting game’s roster, Spencer somewhat surprisingly stated that he thought ‘it would be cool’ if Banjo was to be featured the next SSB DLC.

He then went on to add that he had ‘no issues’ in making deals with Nintendo on intellectual property owned by Rare, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft.

The hugely popular Banjo-Kazooie platformer was originally released on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, prior to developers Rare being purchased by Microsoft. Rumours of a potential return for the loveable duo on the Xbox One have intensified over the past couple of months, with Rare showcasing a special interactive demo featuring the pair at the SXSW Gaming Awards Show last month.

Are you excited by this potential development? Could Nintendo and Microsoft come to some sort of deal that would see Banjo included in the next Smash DLC? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • NintendoPX4

    That would be very mature of Microsoft, as that would help both Nintendo and them, I would love to see halo 3ds, as halo ds was cancelled a long time ago.