A newly announced Super Smash Bros. inevitably means fans are clamoring to see their favorite characters, and that’s what one person has inquired to the head of Xbox.
A fan of Banjo-Kazooie, popular platformers (and a racer) created by Microsoft-owned developer Rare, Ltd., tweeted out to Phil Spencer and asked the Xbox boss, “are you still willing to let banjo and kazooie appear in smash bros??” Spencer replied with one simple word: “Yep.” Banjo in Smash wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft partners with Nintendo in some manner. Minecraft and Rocket League have crossplay functionality through Xbox One and Switch.
Little is known about the upcoming Smash Bros. for Switch. We know it’s releasing this year, and inklings from Splatoon are new characters, alongside returning characters like Mario and a Link modeled after his Breath of the Wild attire. Masahiro Sakurai, the creative director for the series, is also returning to direct this entry.
When I saw the tweet, the excitement in my mind went from “A new Banjo-Kazooie game?!” to “Banjo’s in Smash?!” to “Oh, Phil just wants him in it” all within a second. I’m sure I’m not the only who experienced this when pulling up that tweet, so please, for your fans, Nintendo, make it happen.