Guess what Microsoft released? A mix of ten screenshots and art from one the most colorful games to be released this year. I never played a Banjo game, so hype is virtually non-existent. However, I do like what I see and I do appreciate the lower price point of $39.99 USD/CAD.
Tomorrow, there will be a Xbox 360 showcase event tomorrow in San Franciso. Most (if not all) the games appearing there will be Microsoft Game Studios published titles. Rather than waiting til tomorrow, it appears that Microsoft sprung a few leaks including lots of media for people to gawk at.
Update: Added 8 more screenshots. That’s not a lot of platforming…
I’ve never played a Banjo Kazooie game, but I am willing to give a chance. It’s being developed by Rare who were behind the surprisingly good Viva Pinata and another solid platformer Kameo. Banjo is a platformer which stemmed from the Nintendo 64 days. Information on the current installment is scarce, but we may hear more about it later this week.
I’m pleased to see another strong platformer on the Xbox 360.