Banjo Kazooie Comes to Xbox One… Kinda

Remember Rare? You know, those guys behind some of gaming’s most sparkly gems, such as GoldenEye 007, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Donkey Kong Country, and Perfect Dark among others. Well, they’re bringing one of their most beloved franchises back to console, unfortunately it’s in the form of DLC for Kinect Sports Rivals.

Microsoft has announced that Rare has been pulling characters, challenges and unlockables from the ol’ nostalgia box, including the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Battletoads, Viva Pinata and Perfect Dark. It’s unlikely we’ll see our favorite characters in a proper sequel, so this might be the next best thing — i.e. only thing.

From our review of Kinect Sports Rivals.

“The increased emphasis on delivering a high quality game makes Rivals the definitive entry in the series to date, even though it lacks the plethora of modes in the second installment.”