Banjo-Kazooie Returns

Banjo-Kazooie Returns is a fan made game based off the original Banjo-Kazooie. The game will use objects and collectibles from the original game, but will feature brand new worlds and all new music. The game is still early in development, but enjoy the trailer below for a sneak peak!

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How is this being made?

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of both Skill and Coolboyman of Banjo’s Backpack, a Banjo-Kazooie level editor known as Banjo’s Backpack is available for all to download and use. The program allows you to import your own models and create brand new levels using Banjo-Kazooie objects and collectibles. You can download Banjo’s Backpack here!


When will it be released?

For those that are excited for the game, you’ll have to understand that this is a personal side project that I work on from time to time. Since this is a fan project, I’m not setting any kind of release date or possible release time. I will update when I feel like I have made significant progress.  For now, the game is still early in development, so do not expect anything soon.


How can I help?

I’m not looking for any help on the project, but I might be looking for someone to help with music in the future. Besides that, spreading the word about the game always helps!


How many worlds will there be? What will be new? Is there a new story?

The game will have at least as many worlds as the original game, and the rest will depend on whether or not future Banjo’s Backpack updates include new tools and features. For now, check out the trailer to see what’s new!




What else can you say?

I like to keep things secret, not just because I want there to be surprises when you actually play the game, but because I am constantly changing things left and right. Everything you saw in the trailer will most likely be altered (like the textures and shading) or even completely removed by the time the final release comes, so I don’t want to show too much. But, I do have a couple of screens to share below!

I can answer any more questions at the Rareware Central Forums here!

– Michael Koczwara (SuperZambezi)